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6 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain and Enjoy Summer

Don’t let chronic pain rule your summer! Plan ahead using these self-care warm weather tips.
Posted on May 25, 2018 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

Six ways you can manage chronic pain while enjoying warm summer months. Tips from a doctor to help you reduce inflammation causing pain.

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What Spine Surgery Can and Cannot Fix

There is as much art as there is science to it and no 100% guarantees
Posted on August 08, 2017 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

John F. Kennedy had chronic back pain throughout much of his life, sources say. It was reportedly so debilitating that some historians believe the back brace he wore daily to combat it may have contributed to his death.

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The "Tiger Treatment"...Continues

Tiger Woods has once again found himself in the “injury bunker” after another recent back surgery; his 4th in just over 3 years.
Posted on May 15, 2017 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

If you’re one of the millions of people following professional golf champion Tiger Woods throughout his career, you already know that he has once again found himself in the “injury bunker” after an

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When is Spine Surgery the Next Right Step?

Posted on February 27, 2017 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

For one reason or another, the public has been conditioned to see consideration of spine surgery as an “easy way out” of back pain. It's not according to Neel Anand, MD, a well-known spine surgeon.

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A Closer Analysis Part 2: NFL Defensive MVP J.J. Watt Re-injures Spine after Returning to the Field Following Microdiscectomy Surgery

Expectations vs. Reality in Spine Surgery Recovery
Posted on October 10, 2016 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

After undergoing microdiscectomy surgery to repair a herniated disc in July of 2016, JJ Watt suffered a season-ending setback when he reinjured his back last month after playing just three games to

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Garlic for Back Pain: Does it really work?

Test it out yourself! Spaghetti, Garlic and Oil. Buon Apetito!
Posted on October 03, 2016 | by in Back to Life

In my endless quest to learn everything I can about how to reduce back pain, I conduct research online frequently.

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A Closer Analysis: NFL Defensive MVP J.J. Watt Undergoes Microdiscectomy Surgery to Repair Herniated Disc

Posted on August 28, 2016 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

As NFL star JJ Watt, recovers from surgery to repair a herniated disc, a spine specialist explains what's involved in this minimally invasive procedure for a common back problem.

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Yoga for You and Back Pain

Yoga increases flexibility and strength, but some find it to be a spiritual experience that brings peace and joy.
Posted on August 02, 2016 | by in Back to Life

I attended my first yoga class when I was 21 years old.

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Spine Surgery Recovery - The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Posted on August 01, 2016 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

I had a follow-up appointment with a patient recently, who is convinced that part of the reason her spine surgery recovery progressed more quickly than she anticipated is that I added aquatic or hydrotherapy to her physical therapy regimen.

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What we Can Learn from a Pro Athlete's Journey to Neck Surgery

MLB third baseman David Wright undergoes surgery for herniated cervical disc
Posted on July 01, 2016 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

New York Mets' third baseman David Wright elected to undergo neck surgery to repair a herniated disc. There has been a buzzing discussion on the impact of such a decision on Wright himself, the team, and the season.

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My Commencement Speech to Future Spine Surgeons

Posted on June 08, 2016 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

To make it as a spine surgeon, you must have a true passion for this field of medicine. It is a great field, but it isn’t enough to just be good at it. You must love it.

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Gratitude and My Back Pain

Taking a positive approach to healing made a significant difference in Dana's recovery and life.
Posted on June 02, 2016 | by in Back to Life

Blogger Dana Fawcett explains how recovering from a back injury lead to having more gratitude in her life.

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Yoga That's Safe for My Spine

Posted on May 20, 2016 | by in Physical Therapy Tips

Yoga can offer gentle exercise as a way to get movement back into your life. Yoga benefits, how to find a licensed yoga instructor and poses to avoid if you have a spinal problem.

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My Life on Pause

How I Faced My Back Pain Fears and Started Moving Again
Posted on May 03, 2016 | by in Back to Life

Living with chronic back pain isn't easy. Blogger Dana Fawcett describes what happens when you're so afraid of pain you don't move at all. 

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Osteoporosis and Rising Fracture Rates

Prevention is Key
Posted on April 25, 2016 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

A recent study published in the journal Bone indicates that bone fracture rates are likely to increase in the coming decades.

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