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spineadvisor: Neck & Back Pain eNewsletter from January 27, 2010
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Exercise for Back Pain
Pilates Workouts for a Healthy Spine
Pilates Workouts for a Healthy Spine

Is your powerhouse not so powerful? Could your core use some conditioning?

There are many types of exercise that are great for your spine, but few workouts strengthen your abdominals as well as Pilates.

So what does your belly have to do with your back? More than you might think. Less weight in your mid-section means less weight for your spinal muscles to support.

If you’re interested in learning more about Pilates but don’t know where to start, then this article is for you. It will walk you through a basic Pilates workout to help get you on the right track.

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Can Alternative Treatments Help after Spine Surgery?
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I am 60 years young, and I had an operation on my back 10 years ago for a herniated disc. I have no pain, and I'm very active, but lately my balance has been shaky. Could acupuncture help my condition?

—Bartlett, TN

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An analogy I like to use is the following: when we are born, we have a full "tank of Qi." In Chinese medicine, the Qi (pronounced "chee") is an energy or life force that we all possess. This tank of Qi is housed, so to speak, in the energy system of the kidneys, according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The kidney system is like...

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Laurie Morse, LAc, MTOM This Week's Expert
Laurie Morse, LAc, MTOM
Holistic Health Services
San Diego, CA
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