How Spine Surgeons Keep Healthy

Dr. Richard Kube was recently featured from a panel of Spine Surgeons discussing how they achieve their personal goals with regard to health and wellness.

Richard Kube, MD. Founder and CEO of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute (Peoria, Ill.): Like any other habit, it starts with the first day. It is said that any activity you perform for more than 28 consecutive days becomes a habit. I prioritize my health over other options. I think most folks can curtail digital media consumption, whether it is TV, cell phones, social media, gaming and etc. Avoid excess in those areas and prioritize your day by getting up early and exercising. Utilize healthy meal choices. If those are not readily available to you then pack your own lunch. I watch little TV, I’m not on Facebook and I don’t own a gaming system. I do go to the gym most days and I do tend to eat healthy. It is how I start every day. It is too easy to find excuses and prioritize other activities at the end of a day. If health is important, it should come first; hence start the day with that in mind.

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Prairie Spine and Pain Institute – 2017 Testimonial Recap

Prairie Spine and Pain Institute – 2017 Testimonial Recap

Prairie Spine and Pain Institute – 2017 Testimonial RecapAt Prairie Spine and Pain Institute, patient experience and happiness is just as important as wellness, treatment, and recovery. As our slogan says, “Expert Spine Care… One Patient At A Time,” we strive each and every day to make each patient experience as positive and successful as possible.

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The Right Diet and Nutrition for a Healthy Back

The Right Diet and Nutrition for a Healthy Back

The Right Diet and Nutrition for a Healthy BackIt is important for people to have good nutrition and a balanced diet, as these are significant components of the overall health, as well as back pain prevention.

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Obesity and Back Pain

Obesity and Back PainMany patients often ask, “Does being overweight affect back pain?”

This a common question echoed throughout any orthopedic clinic. The truth is, yes, weight can affect your spine and cause pain. The spine is built to carry the weight of the body. The spine is very efficient at completing this function. The weight carried comes from, bone, muscle, fat, organs, etc. Read more…


How You Can Eat to Beat Back Pain

How You Can Eat to Beat Back PainConsider eating an anti-inflammatory diet and taking calcium supplements to relieve back pain.

When it comes to inflammation, a known cause for back pain, it’s true that you are what you eat. Many foods have been shown to reduce inflammation, as well as to increase it. So when you have back pain, diet may help you avoid it. You just have to carefully choose your foods so you can reduce back pain and maintain good nutrition. Read more…