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spineadvisor: Neck & Back Pain eNewsletter from July 8, 2009
Back Pain and Diabetes - Exercise Can Help You Deal with Both
Will This Get Rid of Back Pain?
Lift Weights, Lose Pain
Study: Push Sore Muscles for Back Pain Relief

Lift Weights, Lose PainWhen it comes to pain, a typical first reaction is to lie down on the couch and take it easy for a few hours (or maybe a few days or even weeks). But if you have back pain, rest may not be best. In fact, a new study suggests strengthening your sore back muscles provides more back pain relief.

And one of the best ways to strengthen your muscles? Weight training

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Back Pain and Diabetes - Exercise Can Help You Deal with Both
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Can Chiropractic Reverse Cervical Disc Degeneration?
Conservative Treatment and Patient Expectations
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The results of my recent MRI showed that I have signs of cervical disc degeneration (bone spurs and a herniated disc at C4-C5). My chiropractor says he can reverse this process through treatment—but it may take five or more years. Can this condition really be reversed through chiropractic treatment?
—South Valley, NM

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Mitchell F. Miglis, DC, Cert. MDT This Week's Expert
Mitchell F. Miglis, DC, Cert. MDT
Miglis Back and Neck Care Center
Melbourne, FL
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Vitamin D Can Reduce Back Pain
Soak Up the Sunshine to Cut Chronic Pain
Vitamin D Can Reduce Back PainStudies show that people with chronic back pain have insufficient levels of vitamin D. And when they bump up their intake of vitamin D, their pain lessens dramatically.

You can get vitamin D from the sun, among other sources. When the sun's rays hit your skin, your body becomes a vitamin D factory. Take advantage of summer’s wealth of sunny days to boost your vitamin D levels—and potentially lessen your back pain.

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Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Alternative Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Alternative Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis Have you heard of devil’s claw? White willow bark? Ever considered mind-body exercises to manage your rheumatoid arthritis pain?

If you’re still in pain, but think alternative treatments aren’t for you, you should reconsider. You don’t have to abandon mainstream medicine—think of it as complementing your treatment plan with holistic methods. They may not be scientifically proven to reduce back pain, but they could work for you.

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