Category Archives: Avoid Back Surgery

Pain, or no Pain: Which Half are You in?

A study recently published states that 50% of all working Americans suffer with some type of chronic pain. My question to you is, which half are you in?If you suffer from joint pain, muscle pain, lower back or neck pain, you … Continue reading

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Stand Up Tall for Feeling Happier and more Energetic

Good posture is good for your spine, and keeping your spine healthy is important to us here at The Denver Spine Institute in Lakewood, CO.  Stand up straight is advice you’ve heard all of your life, but here’s the real … Continue reading

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Have fun and be Safe in the Mountains this Summer

Summer here in the Rockies can go by quickly, so it’s time to get out and enjoy the reason you live in Colorado.  Don’t let injuries cut your season short.  Take your time and think about what you may be … Continue reading

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AARP’s 2011 Advisory Against Back Surgery Still Holds True Today

A few years ago, The American Association of Retired Persons, or AARP, presented an article in their monthly magazine entitled “Four Surgeries to Avoid.”  The conclusions in this article are as valid today as they were in 2011 when first … Continue reading

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Rest, or Stay Active, What is the Best Advice for Low Back Pain Relief?

When you are suffering from severe low back pain, you’ll get lot’s of advice from friends and co-workers.  Some will tell you to go to bed and rest.  Then other’s will tell you, don’t do that, keep moving because normal … Continue reading

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Putting Your Wallet in the Wrong Pocket can lead to Low Back Pain

Do you carry your wallet in the “sucker pocket?”  According to Judy Artunian of the Chicago Tribune, pickpockets call a man’s back pocket that because it’s the easiest pocket to pick, and the one most likely to contain his wallet.  … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods pulls out of Tournament due to Chronic Back Pain

A bad back can keep you from doing the things you love, and even from being able to work. Chronic back pain can humble anyone, even the number one golfer in the world. Today (March 25) Tiger Woods, age 38, … Continue reading

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Is Your Back Ready to Enjoy Spring & Summer Weather Ahead?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls for a drier, slightly warmer spring for the Mile High Region this year. Did this winter’s snow shoveling or a slip or two on the ice cause back pain that will keep you out of … Continue reading

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Sleeping with Lower Back Pain

For many people with lower back pain, getting a good night’s sleep is beyond comprehension.   But getting a good night’s sleep is a great way to let your body take time to heal, and let the natural process of sleep … Continue reading

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Here’s a Trick for Back Pain, and a Treat for You

Thursday is Halloween, and soon, the streets will be filled with witches and goblins of all sorts.  But, if you are suffering from chronic low back pain caused by herniated or degenerative discs, sciatica, failed back surgery, or even neck … Continue reading

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