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Kristen Lovell

About Kristen Lovell

Kristen Lovell is a veteran medical writer and editor. She's worked in the healthcare publishing industry for over 20 years.

Articles Written by Kristen Lovell

When to Check for a Tethered Spinal Cord

Incidence of tethered spinal cord—once thought to be rare—is growing thanks to improved diagnostics. Learn differential diagnoses and management techniques.

How to Avoid Height Loss as You Age

Height loss can happen as you age due to osteoporosis of the spine and other spine conditions. Find out how to prevent loss of height.

Exercises and Stretches for Herniated Disc Pain

Check out some of the best stretches and exercises for relieving herniated disc symptoms.

Exercise Ball or Desk Chair: Which is Better for Back Pain?

Could using an exercise ball or yoga ball instead of a chair help back pain from too much sitting? Research says probably not. Here’s why.

Using Artificial Intelligence Algorithms to Detect Vertebral Fractures

Learn how a Japanese team tested AI diagnosis against experienced spine surgeons, and hear from an expert on the tech’s potential.

4 Nerve Flossing Exercises for Sciatica

Nerve flossing might help your sciatica if traditional treatments don't. Find out how.

COVID-19 and Transverse Myelitis: In Her Words

Hear first-hand what it’s like to live with a rare spinal condition induced by COVID-19.

When to Use Neuromonitoring in Spine Surgery

When should you use neuromonitoring in spine surgery and what type is best? Get expert answers here.

JAK Inhibitors Offer New Hope for Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis

People with ankylosing spondylitis responded well to a treatment previously used for rheumatoid arthritis, according to a 2020 study. Will this drug, part of a class called JAK inhibitors, become the new norm?

Are Robots for Spine Surgery Worth the Cost?

Does your spine practice need a robot? Is it even feasible? Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of robotic-assisted spine surgery, and how to evaluate and choose a robot model.

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