Online Pharmacies: Does Convenience Outweigh the Risks?
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EXPERT’S TIPS
6 Topics to Help You Talk With Your Spine Surgeon
By Margaret Jaworski

SpineUniverse spoke with Lali Sekhon, MD, PhD, FACS to obtain his advice about preparing for and getting the most from an appointment with a spine surgeon.Ultimately, you have to be comfortable with your doctor. But if the doctor seems distracted or can only see you for five minutes, “find another doctor,” says Dr. Sekhon emphatically.

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SACROILIAC JOINT PAIN
Diagnosis and Treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint
SI-Bone
Presented by Charles Harvey, MD
Learn about the symptoms, causes and prevalence of sacroiliac (SI) joint pain from a surgeon who regularly diagnoses and treats SI joint problems.

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CELEBRITY SPEAKS OUT
Opioids Prescribed Short-term For Postoperative Pain Increased Addiction and Dependency Rates
By Wendy J. Meyeroff
Celebrity and former pro volleyball player Gabrielle Reece has joined the campaign, Choices Matter in Pain Management to enhance Americans’ understanding of potential surgery-related opioid addiction or dependency.

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LASER THERAPY
Pain Relief and Healing With Laser Therapy
By Christopher Chalk, DC, MPH
The concept that light energy from a laser can reduce pain and inflammation, accelerate healing in damaged tissues, relax muscles, and stimulate nerve regeneration seems farfetched. Science, however, tells us these effects do occur. The question is, to what extent and is this based on wavelength and power?

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ONLINE PHARMACIES SAFE?
Buying From Online Pharmacies: Does the Convenience Outweigh the Risks?
By Kristin Della Volpe

Medicine is the one item you should never buy online believes Karl Fiebelkorn of the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
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CAR SEAT TIPS
Driving and Back Care
By Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE

Tips to help you adjust your vehicle’s seat to avoid or reduce back pain. Before buying a new car or truck, what seat “options” should you look for?
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AGING AND NECK PAIN
How Aging Affects Your Cervical Spine
By Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD

Growing older is one reason why neck pain develops, but not always. Steps your doctor takes to determine the cause and reduce symptoms.
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