Thu, 29 May 2014 18:44:28 +00002014-05-29T18:44:28Z
This is my very last blog post on About.com. It's the "signing off" post. Network-wide, About.com is moving onto new ways of providing info to the general public.
But you can still access articles about neck and back pain - that feature is not going away. For example, if you're considering back surgery, you can learn about your options, be they laminectomy or discectomy (or other.) Many other medically vetted articles on spine related topics abound, and will continue to abound, here as well....
Mon, 26 May 2014 19:50:50 +00002014-05-26T19:50:50Z
Much ado is made about neck pain and low back pain. But less is known about thoracic spine pain, which, simply put is pain in your mid and/or upper back. Here's the skinny on thoracic spine pain.
Mon, 26 May 2014 19:49:01 +00002014-05-26T19:49:01Z
If you have a stiff neck, you likely can do something - or up to 7 things - about it. Check out my latest article: Stiff Neck - 7 Things to Stop Doing
Mon, 26 May 2014 19:39:19 +00002014-05-26T19:39:19Z
Many readers write in requesting information about buying a mattress that could help their back. While there's no one brand or model I can suggest for everyone, if you're in the market for sleep wares, check out these two articles:...
Tue, 06 May 2014 15:59:16 +00002014-05-06T15:59:16Z
It used to be that support from other people was limited primarily to groups set up by pain organizations to help you cope. These still exist and are a good thing, but in my opinion, the idea of support is taking on its own, more 21st century, flavor. As such, new forms of support are becoming available. Some may encourage you - as well as the public at large - to become more proactive. It's all in my newly updated article Support Resources for Dealing with Chronic Neck or Back Pain.
Tue, 06 May 2014 15:43:22 +00002014-05-06T15:43:22Z
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When I first published my book, Move Pain Out of Your Body, I blogged about it here on About.com. (Here's the post.)
I thought you might enjoy reading a short excerpt. This excerpt talks about the pelvis, which is a crucial source of support for the spine. Here it is:...
Mon, 05 May 2014 22:33:16 +00002014-05-05T22:33:16Z
Many people are wary of the effects of having an x-ray to determine broken bones or an MRI to see what's going on with their spinal discs. I didn't know much about this niche area myself, so I did some research. In the process, I learned a lot about exposure doses one might expect from common diagnostic tests including x-rays, ct scans MRIs and more. It's all in my new article: Radiation Exposure from Diagnostic Imaging Tests.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:08:44 +00002014-04-23T00:08:44Z
Neck (i.e. cervical spine) injuries come in a number of varieties from mild to major. They may be caused by trauma or impact or they may be a result of genetics, wear and tear or other things. Check out my descriptive list of the most common cervical spine injuries.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:32 +00002014-04-22T00:00:32Z
If you have spondylolysis, changes are excellent you don't want it to turn into spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis can progress from spondylolysis, which generally starts out as a stress fracture to a obscure part of the spinal bone known as the pars. Learn more about spondylolysis treatment.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:26:48 +00002014-04-20T00:26:48Z
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Car accidents are no fun even when they are minor. Along with possible neck pain, headaches and other symptoms, you'll likely be dealing with insurance companies, court dates and financial strain....