Back Pain and Sports

Have you been spending more time enjoying outdoor activities before the cold temperatures of winter hit? Many people try to take in the last few weeks of comfortable fall weather to get outdoors, play sports and enjoy the change of seasons.

Getting plenty of exercise and playing sports is good for overall health. It also adds pleasure and a sense of well-being. Almost any sport places some stress on your spine. That is why it’s important to keep the muscles and ligaments that support your spine flexible and strong. A healthy spine can help prevent many sports injuries.

Getting these muscles to the point where they support your spine well is called core strengthening. Ask your health care provider or physical therapist about these strengthening exercises.
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Illinois Free Market Medical Association Open House TONIGHT

An open house is scheduled for TONIGHT at Prairie Spine to help promote awareness of the benefits of the Illinois Free Market Medical Association. No reservation required and we encourage you to join us from 6-8pm for presentations, interviews, and more! Hors d’oeurves & cocktails will be served. Now is the time to become informed and join the movement… starting with the free information session.

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Join Prairie Spine to Celebrate World Spine Day 2017!

Millions of people in all continents of the world suffer with spinal disorders. These can include low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name but a few. Spinal pain and disability can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, sometimes preventing them from working or even doing simple daily activities.

Research has demonstrated that poor posture and inactivity are major contributors to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders.
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Dr. Richard Kube’s Thoughts on the Future of Spine Biologics

Dr. Richard Kube Weighs In About Independent Practice

Dr. Richard Kube Answers Beckers Spine Review Question About Outpatient Spine SurgeryBecker’s Spine Review is a publication for orthopedic and spine surgeons and surgery center administrators. Each week, Becker’s releases additions to their Ask Spine Surgeons series, and earlier this month, spine surgeons were asked to share their thoughts on the future of spine biologics. Check out Dr. Richard Kube’s response, below!

Question: Will the use of spine biologics continue to grow over the next decade?

Richard Kube, MD. Founder and CEO of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute (Peoria, Ill.): 
The short answer is yes. We have only just begun to understand much of the molecular biology of the structures of the spine. Certainly, multiple new treatments using stem cells, growth factors and potentially gene therapy, in the future, are on the horizon. Also, as we increase our understanding there are opportunities for better variety and hopefully more accurate diagnostic tools to improve patient selection. Careful study must be done with the utmost ethical practices as we strive to answer our questions.

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September is Pain Awareness Month

Do you suffer from chronic pain? Did you know there is a foundation dedicated exclusively to increasing awareness about chronic pain and research to resolve such? The National Headache Foundation and U.S. Pain Foundations are working this month to raise awareness of those suffering from chronic pain in honor of September’s Pain Awareness Month. Read more…