| Mar 17, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Kristine Timpert's quirky little book "If Babies Did Crunches" tries to sugarcoat an important message for adults: Beware of crunches.
The not-just for-kids book stresses that if you really want to banish tummy flab or back pain, clean up your diet and...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 6:50 PM
New recommendations on how children should be buckled up in cars have parents talking, as new guidelines focus less on the child's weight and more on height and the development of the child's spine.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the federal...
| Apr 4, 2011
This seated spiral twist will strengthen and stretch your spine, but a common mistake is to round your back, which causes your chest to cave in. If this happens to you, try elevating your hips on a yoga block. You will find it easier to sit up straight...
| Nov 19, 2010
A Lancaster County doctor is offering a unique way to treat the disease. It might look like a torture device but it's changing the life of a young girl.
12 -year -old Sydney Groves spends 18 hours a week in ballet class, but she almost lost her ability...
| May 10, 2011
| 6:53 PM
Doctors have begun treating a second patient injected with human embryonic stem cells in the spine as part of a landmark Geron Corp clinical trial testing the cells in spinal cord injuries.
The patient, who is not being identified, will undergo a...
| Jul 5, 2010
Despite modern medicine's pharmacy, chock-full of pain medicines, popping pills fails to stop many kinds of pain.
Thus, for certain kinds of debilitating pain, many doctors and patients turn to technology instead of pharmacology—electronic...
| Jul 25, 2010
"There are many types of genres," declares the busy spine of Dash Shaw's monumental 2008 graphic novel, "Bottomless Belly Button" (Fantagraphics: 720 pp., $29.99) "This is: family comedy/drama/horror/mystery/romance." It's as much taxonomical cheat...
| Aug 3, 2010
15-year old Katy Schmidt is an avid athlete but scoliosis--a crooked spine--threatened to put her in a brace and on the sidelines.
"They told me to lay off core exercises and weights and stuff like that," Katy said.
But that's as bad as the news would...
| Aug 18, 2010
Pain. It stabs. It burns. It aches. It throbs. It gnaws at you. It knocks you for a loop. But, sooner or later, it goes away.
Unless it doesn't.
That's a nightmare come true for millions of Americans who spend every day in a world of hurt. And the...
| Aug 13, 2010
Three years ago, Amy Leyden took her 10-year-old son, Luke, on a vacation to Oregon. Her back hasn't been the same since.
In a furious game of touch football, Leyden made a spectacular catch but landed flat on her back. That night, she slept on a friend'...
| Jan 11, 2011
Q: I have osteoporosis and a recent spine fracture. It's still painful. What are your thoughts about injections into the spine?
A: Fractures of the bones in the spinal column (vertebrae) are common in people with osteoporosis. In this type of fracture,...