Spine & Back Health

August 4, 2017

Practical Tips for Weekend Warriors – Five Ways to Avoid Injury

By David Brough, MD In the midst of summer and nearing autumn and its blissful glory, the seasons beg us to explore and venture out. From golfing to hiking, cycling to gardening, or any of the numerous outdoor activities you love, the warmer weather undoubtedly brings with it ample opportunities to enjoy your favorite pastimes. Many […]

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June 8, 2017

Healthy Couples – How to Support Your Mate in Fitness and Health

By Trisha McBride Ferguson When it comes to nurturing a healthy relationship with your significant other, most advice in today’s news addresses supporting each other psychologically and sexually. But what about promoting your mate’s health and wellness? If you’re interested in improving your relationship long-term, start by working together toward a healthier lifestyle. Encourage Each […]

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May 22, 2017

Bone Health: Myth vs. Fact – Determining Your Risk for Osteoporosis

By Adam Kaufman, MD As with any disease or medical condition, there are a plethora of so-called “facts” about osteoporosis floating out in the stratosphere. And whether you’ve picked up one or more of these in a conversation with a friend or family member, or found it online, it’s important to be able to distinguish myth […]

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May 3, 2017

Osteoporosis – Four Ways It’s Treated and Five Ways It’s Prevented

By Adam Kaufman, MD Osteoporosis is considered a “silent disease,” meaning there are often no warning signs and the disease can occur without symptoms. However, patients who have sustained a fracture from a low-energy injury (fall from standing height, for example) may need to be evaluated for weak bones. The National Osteoporosis Foundation and other […]

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April 24, 2017

Have Your Own Back – Four Tips to Keep You on the Move

By Jennifer Morales, MD Proper body mechanics are key when it comes to overall health of the spine and reducing the amount of wear and tear. To ensure you stay up and moving, consider these tips. Bend at the knees and hips, not at the waist. Hold loads close to your body. When lifting, use […]

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April 14, 2017

Ask the Doctor – How Do I Avoid Neck and Back Issues While Doing Yard Work?

The warm weather of spring has arrived, bringing with it the responsibilities to begin many of our outdoor chores and hobbies. So we asked Dr. Bradley S. Davis of Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center for a little advice about avoiding injury. Q: What should I be mindful of when working in the yard or spring cleaning […]

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March 29, 2017

Back Pain Increasing as You Get Older? Four Ways to Reduce Back Problems

By Bradley S. Davis, MD What can we do to lessen back pain as we age? Unfortunately, we cannot avoid the natural wear and tear on our spines that occurs from living our lives. Practicing a healthy lifestyle is a good start to preventing back pain. Here are some specific things we can do to […]

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October 12, 2016

Do You Have a Pinched Nerve? Our Rehab Specialist Has Answers

By Lynn Porter A pinched nerve often strikes out of the blue. It happens when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding bone or soft tissue, causing pain, numbness, tingling or weakness. “The feeling of a pinched nerve is described by my patients in many different ways, from fire ants to a […]

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April 11, 2016

Are You Sitting Correctly at Work? How to Minimize Back Pain and Fatigue at Your Desk

By Jason Schneider “Most people have extremely poor posturing when sitting all day at a desk or computer,” said Jennifer Morales, MD, physiatrist at Carolina Spine & Neurosurgery Center and Mission Spine Center. “We were not built to live a sedentary life. With poor posturing, the neck and shoulders are protracted forward, which causes a […]

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December 8, 2015

Mission Hospital Recognized by Becker’s for Neurosurgery and Spine

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 7, 2015) – Mission Hospital has been listed by Becker’s Hospital Review in the 2015 edition of its “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.” The hospitals and health systems on this year’s list are national leaders in neurosciences, providing treatment for patients with various brain and spine […]

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