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Big Insurers Consider NuVasive Spine Surgery Procedure Experimental But Laser Spine Is Ok With United Healthcare by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Dec 2009 10:39pm   This is a minimally invasive procedure that creates a small incision versus a large incision, some local insurers are paying for the surgical procedure but as the article states here the big guys are out as far as paying for it.  In the meantime, press release came out today that Laser Spine has a big contract with United Healthcare.  ... Read on »
The Importance of Thoracic Spine Mobility by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 06 May 2010 9:51am Do your shoulders slump and round when you walk, sit, or stand? Do you have trouble keeping your chest up when squatting under a bar or lifting heavy things off the ground? Do you get lower back or neck pain when doing twisting or rotational movements? Have you resigned yourself to living with that nagging rotator cuff pain that fla ... Read on »
Forward Neck Posture And How It Will Work Its Way Down The Spine… by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 21 Feb 2010 2:16pm One of the most common postural and spinal misalignments we see these days is forward head posture. This is when the head and neck are shifted forward from the center of gravity. We’ve talked at length about forward head posture and how it straightens the normal cervical curve as well as how it can cause neck and shoulder pain, muscle pain, ... Read on »
How Maintaining your Spine Angles helps to Maintain your Health! by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 12:00am Your spine has a “C” curve in the neck, then the spine changes angles and has a bigger “C” angle going the other way, and then back to a “C” type angle of the low back. In the dorsal spine or mid-back and in the lumbar spine or low back the angle is more of an elliptical shape. Keep in mind that the whole spine works together and ... Read on »
Know Your Spine by functionalfitness Posted Fri 17 Jun 2011 7:54pm After suffering a strain in my lower back a couple of weeks ago, I was inspired to write you all a lovely article about causes, prevention, and cures for lower back pain.  But, I realized that I couldn’t write an effective article without you having a basic knowledge of the spine.  So, today I’m going to give you all a little anatomy lesson!  D ... Read on »
Treating Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Cervical Spine Naturally by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Thu 12 Mar 2009 3:42pm If you have been diagnosed with arthritis in the cervical spine, your Dr probably has put you on medications. What are some natural ways you can treat this condition of the cervical spine? If your suffer from arthritis such osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis you may suffer from stiffness, joint pain, tenderness and swelling. Fingers, ... Read on »
Same blue dye in M&Ms and Gatorade linked to reducing spine injury by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:42pm The treatment requires more than just eating M & Ms and drinking Gatorade, it needs to be delivered through an IV, and the side effects may temporarily turn you blue for a while until it fades and goes away.  The study involved injecting rats with the BBG dye and the results compared to those who did not have any injections were quite different, ... Read on »
Arc4life’s Spine-Worx Posture system helps maintain spinal alignment! by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sat 01 Aug 2009 10:26pm 1 Comment Your pillows have helped my neck but I still get some mid and lower back pain, what can I do? A lot of the time fixing the neck will help the mid and lower back. Our spine all works together; our bodies are one big kinetic chain because. You know – our leg bone connects to our hip bone, our hip bone connects to our … I forget the actual rhyme ... Read on »
Forward Head Carriage can Increase the Weight of the Head on the Spine … by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 24 Sep 2010 1:32pm Foward Head Posture Forward head posture can actually increase the weight of the head on the spine by an additional 10 pounds (Kapundji, Physiology of Joints; Vol. 3). Basically, our spines are built with these curves in place to withstand the forces of gravity. It’s just like a set of building blocks; if you stac ... Read on »
Motion is Life- Especially in the Cervical Spine by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Thu 10 Feb 2011 12:00am They say: “Motion is Life.” This is because every joint in the body should be able to move. Movement allows for inflammation to dissipate out of a region. It allows for water, nutrients and oxygen to move into areas also. The spine is a series of joints between each vertebrae; that’s 24 spinal bones down to the sacrum and up to you ... Read on »