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The practice of Yoga has been around for thousands of years, in fact dating all the way back to the first millennium BCE. But its introduction to and popularity in the United States is a much more ...

Got Back Pain? Get Your "Om" On

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As we age, our bodies inevitably get a bit weaker and more fragile. While back pain might be a common occurrence in the American population, it doesn’t mean you should just lie back and “deal with ...

How to Avoid One of the Most Common Causes of Back Pain

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Real estate professionals say summertime is the “peak” moving season for most people. And if you’ve already moved a time or two, you know that it can be one of the most exhausting, stressful and ...

Planning a Summertime Move? Avoid Back Pain with These Tips

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If you’re having trouble with lower back pain, you may think that you need to do back exercises to get your spine in line. In most cases, this won’t help you and can actually increase your pain. ...

Work THESE for a Stronger Spine

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If your lower back is hurting, or you’re feeling pain under your shoulder blades or down your neck, you know how difficult it can be to just sit up in the morning, let alone function at work ...

Who's the Boss of Your Back Pain?

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With those New Year’s resolutions still going strong for many people, I’ve recently seen quite a few out for a brisk jog. From the countless cardiovascular and other health benefits to the ...

A Solid "Back" Up Plan for Runners

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As I reflect on the topics I wrote about last year, most are comprised of information on what to do about back pain that has become chronic, i.e. pain that has been around for a while and now ...

BANISH Back Pain in 2014

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What do bacon and eggs, a plug and socket and Ken and Barbie all have in common? While they might all be common household items; they’re also just a sample of the elaborate Halloween costumes that ...

We're Bringing Safety BACK: Halloween-Time Tips and Tricks

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Are you ready for some football? Maybe you love it, maybe you hate it; either way, there’s no denying that football is a big deal in this country. In addition to the start of the season, football ...

Keeping Your MVPs Off the 'Injured List' this Football Season

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My recent article on helping children avoid backpack-related back pain got me thinking about all of the women out there who carry a purse. On any given day, the contents inside a woman’s satchel ...

Beauty and the Back

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If you've gone online, read a newspaper, or looked through your mail lately, you've probably seen that back-to-school sales and promotions are ramping up. New notepads, pencils, calculators, ...

Back-to-School: Backpacks and Back Pain

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It seems like summer sneaks up on us each year, but the recent heat waves throughout the nation are the season’s way of saying “Hello! I’m here!” To take advantage of sunny skies, our schedules ...

6 Ways to Avoid Back Pain This Summer

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Photo: Lev Dolgachov/PhotoSpin According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), approximately nine million adults in the U.S. have osteoporosis and more than 48 million have low bone ...

5 Myths of Osteoporosis - Osteoporosis and Your Spine

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Contrary to what many believe about us spine surgeons, our most important goal as physicians is to keep your spine healthy and in proper working order so that you never require surgery. One great ...

Staying "On The Ball" With Your Spine Health

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Right now as you read this, there are approximately 660,000 drivers using cell phones or electronic devices while driving. This staggering statistic from the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

The Life-Threatening Dangers of Distracted Driving

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It's you. Are you surprised? Did you think it was the surgeon you choose, or the hospital where your procedure takes place? Of course, those factors are important too. But ultimately, what you do ...

The Most Important Factor In YOUR Spine Surgery Success

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The decorations are put away and Starbucks has stopped using its holiday cup-strong indications that 2012 is nearly behind us. Now is the time when we begin to consider all of the wonderful things ...

Neel Anand M.D. commented on Neel Anand M.D.'s post Committing to a Better Year For Your Back

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The decorations are put away and Starbucks has stopped using its holiday cup-strong indications that 2012 is nearly behind us. Now is the time when we begin to consider all of the wonderful things ...

Committing to a Better Year For Your Back

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The Holidays. They seem to hit us like a freight train every year. One moment it's summertime, the next it's the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping at the mall. Unfortunately, that hustle and ...

3 Ways To Banish Back Pain This Holiday Season

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The majority of female patients who come to me for treatment of their spinal conditions often don't believe me when I tell them that sometimes, the stress in their everyday lives contributes to ...

Stress and Back Pain-What's the Connection?

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Let's face it, chronic back pain is no fun at all. And although most people will suffer from it at some point in their lives, that statistic offers little comfort to the woman who's currently ...

Neel Anand M.D. commented on Neel Anand M.D.'s post 5 Tips for Women on Finding the Right Back Pain Doctor

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Let's face it, chronic back pain is no fun at all. And although most people will suffer from it at some point in their lives, that statistic offers little comfort to the woman who's currently ...

5 Tips for Women on Finding the Right Back Pain Doctor

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As a spine surgeon in practice for more than two decades, I've come to value the internet as a fantastic resource for information. But it isn't without flaws. And sometimes, misleading and ...

Scoliosis: What Every Woman Should Know