Spine Care Resources and Web Links.

The following links are provided for informational purposes only. Advice on the treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a doctor who has examined that patient or is familiar with that patient’s medical history.

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Seating and Office Ergonomics
Computer Workstations – Chairs  Occupational Safety and Health Administration. U.S. Department of Labor. Guidelines describing why A chair that is well-designed and appropriately adjusted is an essential element of a safe and productive computer workstation.
BackRests  Occupational Safety and Health Administration Information about backrests and how they should conform to the natural curvature of your spine to provide adequate lumbar support.
Workplace Wellness. Making Your Workplace a Better Place   Microsoft Corp. Spending more time in front of the computer? How you sit, type, point, and swipe can affect more than your daily performance – it can influence your long-term health.
10 Steps to a Healthier, More Productive Workplace  Microsoft Corp. You can improve your productivity and reduce the likelihood of sustaining an injury by following these ten simple steps to a healthier workplace.
Hardware Healthy Computing Guide   Microsoft Corp. The Healthy Computing Guide is a valuable resource for tips on working more comfortably and reducing your risk of experiencing painful and disabling injuries or disorders.
Hardware’s Guide to Ergonomics at Work  Microsoft Corp. You spend a lot of time with your hand on a mouse or keyboard. That’s why Microsoft ergonomists work to make the products you use every day more comfortable and safe.
MedlinePlus – Ergonomics  Excellent reference source for complete information related to Ergonomics. U.S. National Library of Medicine and the Institutes of Health. Latest news, overviews, anatomy/physiology, diagnosis/symptoms, treatment, and more.
Ergo Tips  Cornell University Ergonomics Web – A site that offers quick guidelines to improve the ergonomic design of your computer workstation. Concise and clear information, supported by plenty of pictures. A workstation that is properly set can aid in more comfort, higher productivity, and a general sense of well-being.
Ergonomic Guidelines for Arranging a Computer Workstation – 10 Steps for Users  Cornell University Ergonomics Web
How to Choose an Ergonomic Chair  Cornell University Ergonomics Web
Computer Workstation Ergonomics   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Dept of Health and Human Services
Ergonomics- Sitting and Back Pain   York University, Canada
Seating – Adjusting Your Equipment to Fit You  Apple Computer, Inc.
Minimizing Risks of Back Disorders – Adjusting Your Equipment to Fit You  Apple Computer, Inc.
Ergonomics – Safety Comfort Guide  Hewlett-Packard
Healthy Computing  IBM
Back Support in Office Chairs  Spine-Health
Self Help Guide to Computer Workstation Ergonomics  Boston University – Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Computer Related Repetitive Strain Injury   Paul Marxhausen
Reducing Back Pain When Sitting in Office Chairs  Spine-Health
Usernomics  Ergonmics – Human Factors – User Interface Design – Usability Testing
Sitting and Low Back Pain – Literature Review   Weitz Sports Chiropractic and Rehab
Computer Workstations  Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Ergonomics.org  Posture, Movement, and Ergonomics

Ergonomic Products
Plantronics  Ergonomic headsets
Production Basics  Ergonomic Workstations

Back Care – Preventing Back Pain and Injury
How to Prevent Back Pain   American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Preventing Back Pain at Work and at Home   American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Lifting Techniques for Home Health Care Givers   American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
The Posture Page   Better Ways to Sit, Stand, Move & Present Yourself to the World
30 Tips for Better Spine Health   American Academy of Spine Physicians
Bed Rest for Acute Low-Back Pain and Sciatica <  Cochrane Review
AlexanderTechnique.com  The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique
Your Aching Back  AARP – Health and Wellness
Back pain : Rest and Exercise For Lower Back Pain   Informed Health Online
The Back Pain Guide   BBC, UK

Back Exercise and Stabilization
Back Pain Exercise Guide   American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Back Pain Exercises   American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Spine Stabilization Protocol   Orthopedic Associates of Portland
Exercises in the Treatment of Low Back Pain   Physician and Sports Medicine
Low Back Exercise Program   Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma

Spinal Anatomy – Discs – Vertebrae – Joints – Muscles – Nerves
Anatomy of the Spine   Southern California Orthopedic Institute
View the Orthospine Interactive Spine   Orthospine.
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Back Pain Information – University and Hospital Based
Causes. When to seek medical advice. Screening and diagnosis. Treatment. Prevention. Self-care. Complementary and alternative medicine.
Cleveland Clinic
Mayo Clinic
Henry Ford Health System
University of Michigan Health System
University of Michigan, MCare
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
University of Wisconsin – Health Services
Johns Hopkins – Back Pain Resource Center
University of California, San Francisco. School of Medicine

Back Pain Information – Professional Association Based
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Chiropractic Resources
MedlinePlus – Chiropractic
Reference source for information related to the Chiropractic. U.S. National Library of Medicine and the Institutes of Health.

Associations and Societies
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Academy of Spine Physicians
American Back Society
American Chiropractic Association
American College of Sports Medicine
American Osteopathic Association
American Physical Therapy Association
Brittish Chiropractic Association
Canadian Chiropractic Association
International Chiropractors Association
North American Spine Society
The Scoliosis Association

Back Institutes
Florida Spine Institute
Texas Back Institute

University Resources
Cornell University Ergonomics Web

Government Resources
What to Do When Your Back is in Pain
Food and Drug Administration
Back Pain Interactive Tutorial
National Library of Medicine – Patient Education Institute
MedlinePlus – Back Pain
Comprehensive reference source for information related to Lower Back Pain. U.S. National Library of Medicine and the Institutes of Health. Latest news, overviews, anatomy/physiology, diagnosis/symptoms, treatment, and more.
Low Back Pain Fact Sheet
National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke – National Institutes of Health
Back Pain Information Page
National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke – National Institutes of Health
Back Pain in the Workplace: Prevention and Management
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Internet Spine Care Portals
Spine Universe