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How to Keep Your Spine Happy While Working – or Learning – at Home

With many students learning remotely this fall, a focus on maintaining spine health is essential. With the COVID-19 pandemic still a significant consideration throughout the U.S., many students are attending school online. Whenever humans engage with screen technology, proper posture and spine health are invariably put at risk depending on use. That spine health and back…
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3 Back Pain Causes in Men

Though male and female spines possess the same anatomical structure, the issues a man experiences may be different.
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4 Smart Spine Remedies & Avoiding the ‘Snake Oil’

There are countless back pain ‘remedies’ available today – but how effective are they? As is the case with many “miracle” lotions, potions, and gadgets touting claims to restore health, most back pain “cures” on the market today aren’t worth the money, hassle, or headache. As a spine specialist, I know all too well the…
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How to Take a Road Trip – Minus the Spine Pain

Leave back pain and spine issues in the dust when you hit the road this summer. WITH PARTS OF THE U.S. still under various forms of public restriction during the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are forgoing air, boat or train travel plans and hitting the open road. Indeed, motor home sales and rentals are on the rise…
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Dangers of the Smartphone ‘Slouch’

Smartphones, as with anything revolutionary, are bound to have some drawbacks – including neck pain. There is little debate that smartphones have revolutionized the way people communicate. These devices have brought a plethora of benefits to the world. However, they have also brought specific health concerns, including those that seriously affect the spine. Here’s what…
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Preventing and Alleviating Back Spasms

These tips can result in major benefits to your spine. MANY PEOPLE SUFFER FROM painful back spasms – those seemingly out-of-nowhere jolts to the spine that can stop you in your tracks. Not only are back spasms painful, but they’re also annoying and stressful, and can lead to missing days at work or school and…
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Back Pain in Runners

Back pain in runners often stems from weak core muscles. WHEN WE THINK OF AVID runners, we often conjure in our ...
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Bringing Minimally-Invasive Surgical Techniques Worldwide

Having been in surgical practice for multiple decades now, I have seen the incredible strides the United States has made ...
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Regenerative Medicine for Spine Conditions

The ability to use the body's own tissue to help heal itself has a lot of potential. YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD the ...
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What the Spines of Astronauts May Reveal About the Rest of Us

You don’t have to be a space traveler to heed some good spine health advice. Since I am the proud ...
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