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Pam Moore
Health and Fitness Writer, Occupational Therapist

About Pam Moore

Pam Moore is a freelance health and fitness writer with over ten years of experience as an occupational therapist. As a marathoner, Ironman triathlete, and group fitness instructor she has a deep appreciation for the way physical fitness supports all aspects of health and wellness. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Runner's World, Outside, Bicycling, HuffPost, and many others. Visit her at


Articles Written by Pam Moore

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Gave This Athlete Her Life Back

An endoscopic discectomy freed Bridget Simon-Friedt from severe sciatica pain.

Sciatica Can’t Hold This Tenacious Athlete Back

Sciatica hasn’t stopped this endurance athlete, but it has forced her to modify her training and listen to her body. Learn how she does it.

Scoliosis Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

SpineUniverse's Scoliosis Center offers accurate information about the diagnosis and treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, adult spinal scoliosis, and degenerative scoliosis.

Machines vs. Free Weights: What’s Best for Back Pain?

Stay active when you have back pain. Find out if machines or free weights are better for back pain…and why.

Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Treatment

Hearing you have a genetic disease like spinal muscular atrophy type 4 can be jarring, but new treatments and some lifestyle modifications can help.

Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Symptoms

Adult-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA 4) can cause fatigue, muscle weakness, trouble breathing and more. Learn about causes and symptoms.

Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy: What You Need to Know

Spinal muscular atrophy usually affects babies and small children, but SMA type 4 strikes in adulthood. Learn more about it.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) may be a better surgical option than traditional or open spinal surgery to treat different causes of back pain and neck pain.

Strengthen This Core Muscle to Help Your Back Pain

The transverse abdominus isn’t a sexy six-pack muscle, but this integral part of your core can help stabilize your spine and reduce or avoid back pain. Here are four ways to strengthen it.

What to Do in Group Fitness Classes (When You Have Chronic Back Pain)

Don’t let back pain keep you out of the gym or studio—virtual or otherwise. Here’s our top tips to for group fitness classes when your back always hurts.

Say What? Osteoid Osteoma of the Spine

Osteoid osteoma is a fancy term for small, benign, bonelike tumors that can grow on the spine (among other areas). Although they’re not cancerous, they can cause pain and abnormal spine curves. Here’s how to get rid of them.

How to Tell if Your Sciatica is Actually Piriformis Syndrome

When Your Sciatica Just Won’t Quit You Might Have a Misdiagnosed Case of Piriformis Syndrome

Do’s and Don’ts for a Successful Back Surgery Recovery

Are you ready for back surgery? Look to the postop future and follow these tips for a successful recovery.

Home Workouts May Speed Your Recovery From ACDF Surgery

New research suggests that patients starting an exercise program right after surgery may have less pain and be less reliant on opioids.

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