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These 5 Yoga Moves Will Save You From Back Pain

These 5 Yoga Moves Will Save You From Back Pain

| July 22, 2014

The key to preventing back pain is to strengthen your core and release tension and tightness in the muscles around your upper and lower back. Plus, back pain can often be the result of stress. Yoga will help you relax and unwind mentally and these poses will continue to keep your core strong, your back […]

Research Shows Ill-Fitted Saddle Leads To Back Pain In Riders

Research Shows Ill-Fitted Saddle Leads To Back Pain In Riders

| July 15, 2014

Ill-fitting saddles are not only associated with back muscle asymmetry, a stilted gait, and equine back pain, but they are likely also associated with rider back pain, according to results from a recent study looking at saddle fit, back shape, and horse and rider health. However, identifying the order of cause and effect is complex. […]

Jogging and Back Pain Prevention

Jogging and Back Pain Prevention

| July 8, 2014

Jogging is a popular method of exercise to help maintain cardiovascular fitness and overall health; however, it is also an activity that could lead to back pain. Jogging places a great deal of stress through your back muscles, vertebrae and discs. If steps are not taken to minimize this stress, it could lead to the […]

Anterior Versus Posterior Surgical Approaches to Treat Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Anterior Versus Posterior Surgical Approaches to Treat Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

| July 1, 2014

Our own Michael E. Janssen, DO, was a co-author on the following study, as published in in SPINE. Check out the excerpt from the piece below, or click here to read it in full. Outcomes of the Prospective Multicenter AOSpine North America CSM Study in 264 Patients Abstract STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational multicenter study. […]

Joseph M. Morreale, MD Joining Committee For SMISS Global Forum

Joseph M. Morreale, MD Joining Committee For SMISS Global Forum

| June 24, 2014

The SMISS (Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery) is hosting a Global Forum, set to take place September 19–21, 2014, in Miami Florida. Our own Joseph M. Morreale, MD, will be participating as a member of the Scientific Committee for the Global Forum Team. Below you may find some general information via the SMISS Global […]

Cycling Pain-Free May Be As Simple As A Properlly Fitted Bike

Cycling Pain-Free May Be As Simple As A Properlly Fitted Bike

| June 17, 2014

The sights and sounds of summer are here, and cyclists — whether competitive or recreational — are back on their bicycles and enjoying the outdoors. It is important to understand that bikes, like our shoes, require a good fit to get the most enjoyment out of them without discomfort or injury. A bike fit is […]

Frequent Exercise With Bracing Aids Low Back Pain

Frequent Exercise With Bracing Aids Low Back Pain

| June 10, 2014

Frequent exercising and bracing seems effective for long-term prevention of recurrent low back pain (LBP), according to a study published in the June 1 issue of Spine. Assen Romanov Aleksiev, MD, PhD, from the University Hospital Aleksandrovska in Sofia, Bulgaria, randomized 600 patients with recurrent LBP to strengthening exercises (150 patients; age, 42.5); flexibility exercises […]

5 Tips for Flying Back Pain Free

5 Tips for Flying Back Pain Free

| June 3, 2014

With Summer vacation season upon us, many people are starting to worry about how to manage the pain associated with a long flight. Here are a few tips for to help you fly back pain–free! Move Sitting in the same position for a prolonged period puts a great deal of stress on your spine, so […]

7 Simple Fixes For Back Pain

7 Simple Fixes For Back Pain

| May 27, 2014

Back pain, especially lower back pain, is an ailment that will affect more than 85 percent of Americans at some point. For those that suffer from chronic back pain, looking for natural ways to alleviate pain is much preferable to living on pain meds. Often, these painkillers don’t offer much relief and only treat the […]

10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home

10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home

| May 20, 2014

Perhaps you bent the wrong way while lifting something heavy. Or, you’re dealing with a degenerative condition like arthritis. Whatever the cause, once you have low back pain, it can be hard to shake. About one in four Americans say they’ve had a recent bout of low back pain. And almost everyone can expect to […]