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What is Degenerative Disc Disease?
Oct 15, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Wear and tear on your back is a normal part of aging. Over time, the discs that act as shock absorbers between your vertebrae start to wear down. Though most people over age 60 have signs of this type of degeneration of the discs in their...
How to Prevent Low Back Pain
Sep 17, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Anyone can experience low-back pain-and a lot of us do. According to one estimate, about 80% of adults have low-back pain at some point in their lives. Pain can start suddenly, maybe because you tried to lift something heavy. Or it can...
Backpack Safety
Aug 27, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Backpack basics Backpacks should ease your load, not make it worse. When is a backpack too heavy? It shouldn't weigh more than 10% of a student's weight. A school backpack should make it easier, not more painful, for a student to carry a...
Non-Surgical Options for Back Pain
Aug 10, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
If you have a persistent spine problem, it is recommended that you follow-up with a medical provider who can evaluate your condition and come up with a plan. However, most spine conditions are well managed non-surgically. Catherine...
Gardening Guidelines for a Healthy Back
Jun 22, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Taking care of your back does not mean you need to cross gardening off your list. Nurse Practitioner Aimee LaMere shares how you can still enjoy gardening by using these 5 strategies to minimize back injury: 1. Stretch and take...
Avoid Running Related Back Pain
May 21, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Running is a common activity that many use to keep physically fit and maintain cardiovascular health. While there are many health benefits of running, some people may develop back pain from time to time. Twin Cities Spine Surgeon Amir...
Tips to Reduce Golf Related Back Pain
Apr 30, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Back pain in golfers is a common problem. Much of it has to do with the mechanics of the golf swing and the forces on the spine. Physician Assistant Cate Pandiscio explains how you can prevent many injuries by following these tips. 1. ...
The Mechanics of Yard Work
Apr 16, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Don't let Spring yard work become a pain in your back! Physician Assistant Rebecca Pelkola shares some tips for keeping your back safe while cleaning up your yard this Spring: 1. Get Stronger. Now is the time to work on core strengthening...
Spring Cleaning Tips
Mar 23, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
It's SPRING, and I am sure many of you are starting to think about spring cleaning. Physician Assistant Rebecca Pelkola shares some tips to protect your back while you freshen up your home! 1. Take your time. Pushing yourself and moving...
Smoking and Back Pain
Mar 11, 2021 by Twin Cities Spine Center
Can smoking contribute to your back pain? Ultimately, the answer is yes. Jessica Knuppel, a physician assistant at Twin Cities Spine Center explains the link between smoking and back pain, and shares some tips for how to keep your spine...

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