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Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
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Mind, Body and Spirit

  • Depression and Coping

    Dealing with pain everyday is depressing. Here's the place to talk about it, commiserate, and ask for help when you need it.
  • Diet, Nutrition, Weight Loss

    Eating healthy and losing weight can sometimes help back pain. Talk about your efforts to eat right and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Exercise and Rehab

    Discuss the exercises that help you to relieve back pain, give tips, and find motivation to get back into daily living.
  • Health Insurance Issues

    For questions and advice about workers compensation, health insurance, social security disability, and medicare & medicaid coverage.
  • Matters of the Heart

    For all things emotional/psychological you want to talk about--anxiety, stress, relationship issues, etc.
  • Sleep Problems

    Pain makes it difficult to sleep, and lack of sleep makes the pain worse. Discuss and share advice on how to get a good night's sleep here.
  • Stop Smoking

    If you've tried to quit smoking but can't, you aren't alone. Discuss your plans to quit and share your successes (and frustrations) with others.
  • Maintenance

    What actions and plans can you do after your surgery or if you are not a candidate for surgery to stay as pain free as possible.