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Anne Asher

Updated Articles and Resources

By Anne Asher

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Chiropractic Overview Created: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Chiropractors are not just back doctors. The chiropractic profession has tools and techniques for bringing about overall health.
    • Chiropractic Vocabulary Words Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Chiropractors have their own set of words to describe what they do. Learn four of them right now.
    • Sleep Disorders Due to Neck Arthritis Symptoms and Pain Created: Thursday, September 29, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Sleep disorders in people with neck arthritis are common. But that does not mean they're welcome! Check out these tips from two physical therapists.
    • Sleep Deprivation Due to Chronic Neck or Back Pain - What To Do Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Sleep deprivation sometimes goes hand in hand with chronic spine conditions. Learn what do to separate the two - and finally get a good night's rest.
    • Injections to Diagnose and Relieve Chronic Back Pain Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Injections for diagnosing or relieving chronic back pain are often grouped by where the needle goes. Learn about 4 common types of spinal injections.
    • Spinal Curves Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Spinal curves play a big role in your ability to move through life with a pain free spine. Find out how to identify them and where the pitfalls are.
    • Back Pain Clinics and Doctors - Are They Operating in your Best Interest? Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Clinical research on chronic low back pain is not known for its clear cut terms. But things may soon change. The NIH has made new recommendations.
    • The Trapezius Muscle Created: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The trapezius muscle is a large, superficial muscle that spans the neck, shoulders and back. A tight upper trapezius muscle can make for sore shoulders and neck. A nickname for the trapezius muscle is the trap - or traps for plural.
    • Are Dural Tears and Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks Something To Worry About? Created: Monday, March 26, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      When cerebrospinal fluid leaks because of a dural tear, you may need another surgery. Just what is a dural tear and why don't hospitals like to admit them when they occur?
    • Prostaglandins Created: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Prostaglandins are substances that help the body with many different functions. Prostaglandins mediate the inflammation process and relay pain signals.
    • How to Buy a Mattress For A Bad Back Created: Thursday, March 14, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      If you have a bad back, making a mattress purchase requires some forethought. Here are some tips on how to buy a mattress for a bad back." itemprop="description" Wednesday, February 06, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Aleve is a very common pain killer used for back pain and spinal arthritis. The generic name for Aleve is naproxen. Naproxen is available over the counter in generic form and brand and by prescript...
    • What are the Potential Side Effects of Taking Elavil or Other Amitriptyline? Created: Friday, March 27, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Elavil and Amitriptyline medications have side effects. If you take Elavil or other amitriptyline medication for chronic back pain or depression, you should be aware of potential side effects and w...
    • How to Take Elavil (Amitriptyline) for Chronic Back Pain Created: Saturday, March 07, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Amitriptyline, brand name Elavil for chronic back pain or neuropathic pain has a different dosage than amitriptyline and Elavil for depression. For chronic back pain and other neuropathic pain Elav...
    • Cervicalgia Definition Created: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What is cervicalgia? Here is a definition of cervicalgia.
    • Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief with Trapezius Massage Created: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Tight shoulder and neck muscles deserve a massage, and the trapezius is certainly no exception. Tight traps often cause neck and shoulder pain. Learn my quick and easy massage technique for tight trapezius muscles.
    • Types of Spine Doctors Created: Monday, February 19, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What type of spine doctor makes the best choice for your neck or back problem? This article presents the most common spine specialties.
    • Ideal Alignment Created: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Ideal alignment, also known as standard posture is a mechanically efficient placement of the joints of the body.
    • Crick in Neck Created: Thursday, April 24, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A crick in the neck is no easy thing to deal with. But what is it, exactly? Should you worry if you wake up with a neck kink?
    • How To Rule out Meningitis as a Cause of a Stiff Neck Created: Thursday, May 05, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Basic guidelines on ruling out meningitis as a cause of a stiff neck may save your life -- One symptom of meningitis is a stiff neck, but this type of stiff neck does not begin in the neck. The gu...
    • Finding Your Perfect Physiotherapist Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Finding a physiotherapist who is also a back specialist and with whom you work well with may require some research on your part. Here are some inside tips from a physical therapist.
    • Back Pain Treatment - How to Heal without Surgery Created: Thursday, July 03, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Back treatment that does not involve back surgery is generally tried first. Here are 8 things you might consider when you need to get your back treated.
    • What is Sciatica? Created: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A pain, tingling or numbness caused by irritation to the sciatic nerve. It is caused by problems of the spine such as spinal stenosis or herniated disk.
    • What is an MSD? Created: Thursday, April 14, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      MSD, or musculoskeletal disorder, refers to a disorder of soft tissue, joints, cartilage, blood vessels, or spinal discs.
    • Neck Injury Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Neck injuries, also known as cervical spine injuries, vary in severity and type. Learn about the 11 most common types of neck injury.
    • Physiatry and Physical Medicine Created: Friday, March 14, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Physiatry - also known as physical medicine - may help you overcome pain and loss of function that holds you back. Learn more about this new branch of medicine.
    • Pillow Therapy - Neck and Back Cushioning for Rest Time Created: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Pillows and cushions specially designed to support the spine may help you avoid irritating your back or neck. But you should know what your options are.
    • Posture Fixes - What Are You Up Against? Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Posture fixes to try should be based on the cause of your posture problem. Here are 7 reasons why you may need to fix your posture.
    • Sports Injuries that Cause Back Pain - Prepare to Prevent Created: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Sports injuries can take a toll on your back. Learn common sense tips for minimizing your risk of summer sports injuries that cause back pain.
    • Yoga for Back Pain: Side-Angle Pose Created: Monday, July 23, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Yoga poses for back pain include the side angle. Side angle pose can help stretch key core muscles like your oblique abdominals and several others.
    • Spinal Cord Injury First Aid Created: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Spinal cord injury sometimes occurs when a person injures their neck. Be prepared for emergency situations by knowing first aid and CPR.
    • Drug Pump Implants - Lifestyle Adjustments Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Drug pump implantation can be a major milestone. But once it is successfully put in place, there are a few safety precautions to consider.

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