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Top 5 Exercises To Beat Bad Back Pain

Top 5 Exercises To Beat Bad Back Pain

| May 26, 2015

If back pain is an unfortunate part of your day-to-day life, check out these exercises to help alleviate the stress on your back. Picture these two extremes: Sedentary Susan has back pain because she sits at a desk all day, which produces tight hip-flexors, poor posture, weak abdominals, and stiff, sedentary muscles.  Jumping Jane has […]

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How Personality Is Linked To Back Pain

How Personality Is Linked To Back Pain

| May 21, 2015

According to a new study, there is a fascinating correlation between levels of anxiety and defensiveness in patients exhibiting chronic back pain. Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University in England separated 70 participants into one of 4 groups based on personality type: defensive high-anxious (DHA), high-anxious (HA), repressors (REP), or low-anxious (LA). Differences between the groups […]

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The Hidden Pain In Your Golf Game

The Hidden Pain In Your Golf Game

| May 13, 2015

Back pain is all too common in the game of golf, and sometimes the source can be difficult to find and address. The sacroiliac joint (SI joint)—the spot where the spine connects with the pelvis—is estimated to be the culprit in roughly 30 percent of back-pain cases. That estimate might be even higher for golfers […]

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Center for Spine and Orthopedics Patient Testimonial — Two Decades Post Spinal Fusion

Center for Spine and Orthopedics Patient Testimonial — Two Decades Post Spinal Fusion

| May 5, 2015

Hello, Dr. Janssen and everyone at the Center for Spine and Orthopedics! I am one of your spinal fusion patients from 1993 (I think). I want you to know what a great job you did and how wonderful my life has been as a result. I’m the girl who compressed a vertebrae while sledding in […]

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