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Spineuniverse Patient Articles written by Dr. McLaughlin

Is Your Work Space Spine-Friendly?

By avoiding excessive strain on your spine, you can leave your office feeling as refreshed as when you came to work. Learn 5 easy things you can do to make your work space more spine-friendly.

5 Quick Tips to Help Prevent Lower Back Pain

Prevent lower back pain (or reduce your pain) with these 5 quick tips from a spine surgeon.

5 Tips to a Spine-Friendly Work Space

Five tips to help make your work space spine-friendly. Get tips on the best chair, where you should place the computer, and how to sit properly.

Golf After Spine Surgery: Part 1 of 2 Returning to your normal activities after spine surgery will take some time. This article shows you how quickly you can return to playing golf as well as some useful tips to take with you the next time you tee off.

Golf After Spinal Surgery: Part 2 of 2

Recovering from spine surgery takes some time. Your doctor will let you know when you're able to do your normal activities, such as playing golf. Find out tips on how to stay safe and keep a healthy spine when you're ready to return to golf.

Image-Guided Spinal Surgery IGS illustrates how advancements in instrumentation, computer technology, and imaging have been developed to help surgeons perform complex spinal reconstructions safer and faster.

Are You Ready for Surgery?

You need to prepare for surgery just as much as your surgeon does. You are about to enter one of the most important athletic contests of your life. Dr. McLaughlin explores how you can prepare for your spinal surgery.

5 Things You Want to Know about Artificial Discs

What makes the artificial disc so exciting is that once it's implanted, the spine is still able to retain mobility and flexibility.


SpineUniverse Articles Reviewed by Dr. McLaughlin

Ergonomics: The Human Body and Injury Prevention

Ergonomics is concerned with how our environment interacts with our work. It also looks for ways to decrease the risks of injury and illness. Learn more in this article.

Ergonomic Chairs and Seat Adjustment While most people believe sitting is relaxing, sitting is actually hard on the back because it transfers the full weight of the upper body onto the buttocks and thighs.

Cervical Herniated Disc or Ruptured Disc

A herniated disc (ruptured or bulging disc) in your cervical spine can cause pain in your neck and down your arms. Spine specialists explain the basics.

Ergonomic Standards Ergonomics plays an important role in keeping workers safe and healthy. It doesn't matter whether you work in a factory, office, or at home; how you treat your body during work affects your spine. Article explains how to avoid back and neck pain.

Extending to a Healthier Spine

Extension exercises are especially effective when combined with other treatment and exercise methods. Though not appropriate for all causes of back pain, this is a successful back pain treatment and prevention method for many people.

Cervical Radiculopathy Treated Surgically on an Outpatient Basis Cervical radiculopathies can now be treated surgically on an outpatient basis. A surgeon explains his preference for treating cervical radiculopathy(a type of neck pain) by the posterior approach (from the back of the neck) rather than by an anterior discectomy and fusion. Read about this minimally invasive spine surgery technique.

The Spinal Muscles

Usually working in groups, muscles contract and relax in response to nerve impulses that originate in the brain.

Spinal Muscles The spinal muscles, along with the supporting system of ligaments, control the spine's ability to maintain balance and stability when a person stands or moves.

Bone Basics

Bones serve as storehouses for minerals and fats. Approximately a quarter of a bone's weight is fluid. Minerals make up the remaining weight along with other nutrients.

Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto is an herb that inhibits the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This hormone contributes to enlargement of the prostate in men.

Cayenne Cayenne Pepper can be used for circulation,lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease.


Aloe can be an effective herbal treatment taken both internally and externally.

Eucalyptus Eucalyptus as an herbal remedy can help clear chest congestion, kill bacteria, increase blood flow thereby reducing swelling, relax tired sore muscles, and even as a deodorant.

Ginkgo Biloba

Gingko Biloba is an herbal remedy that may help with memory loss, vertigo,tinnitus, headaches, depression, leg cramps, asthma, eczema, and some heart kidney disorders as antioxidant.

Kava Kava Kava Kava is an herbal remedy that may aid in stress-related disorders, depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain, stiffness, and infections affecting the reproductive and urinary organs.

Dr Mark McLaughlin

LastUpdate: 2016-04-04 14:09:46


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