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Find Your Happy Place

February 29, 2016

Learning how to deal with stress is what some might say is learning how to find your happy place. A relaxation response is a physiologic state of deep rest which is able to change you both physically and emotionally to

Dancing for Exercise

Dancing is a great workout. It exercises the whole body and is fun. A 30-minute dance class burns approximately 130 – 250 calories. Dancing has quite a bit of variation so the workouts may vary to avoid boredom. The intensity

Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain)

Tailbone pain, coccyx pain or coccydynia is literally a pain in the butt.  This rare condition occurs either from local trauma (fall), spontaneously, after birth, infection or from a tumor.  Occurs more commonly in women than men.Symptoms are at the

Breaking the Cycle of Pain

February 28, 2016

Breaking the cycle of pain has direct application to back pain. Occasionally back pain develops by unconsciously shifting attention away from an uncomfortable feeling such as anxiety or anger. In these situations there has been found no structural basis for

A Free Lunch is Like Free Healthcare

February 27, 2016

Some say there is no such thing as a free lunch. Others say that there is no such thing as free healthcare. In general both statements are false. One needs to remember that there are generally strings attached or consequences.

William Sutton

February 26, 2016

Some ask who was William Sutton. William Sutton was a famous bank robber. When captured he was asked “Why did you rob banks?” and his response was “Because that’s where the money is”. A similar scenario exists in spine surgery. We

Anterior Cervical Interbody Fusion

An anterior cervical interbody fusion is an operation that is performed on the neck by an anterior approach.  Why make a surgery from the front?  When a patient has a degenerative or herniated symptomatic disc, it important to go on

Make the Transition

The move it program is designed to be proactive, so you can feel better and be healthy. Arthritis affects cartilage, which is the smooth protective tissue that covers bones where they meet and allows them to glide and move easily.

Walking With Weights

February 25, 2016

Walking is a terrific exercise for your muscles, joints and cardiovascular system. Walking on a regular basis lowers the risk for cardiovascular disease and prevents  obesity. In order to increase your workout and burn more calories, one can either walk

Cervical Spine Injuries

There are seven bones in the neck which are called cervical vertebrae. These bones support the head and are connected to the shoulders and body. A fracture of one of these bones is called a broken neck. Cervical fractures are usually