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Anatomy of the Spine

Anatomy of the Spine

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Spinal anatomy is a remarkable combination of bones, ligaments, tendons, large muscles, and highly sensitive nerves. The spine is strong, yet flexible for bending and twisting. For anyone with a spine condition, studying spinal anatomy helps to understand diagnostic and treatment options.   Small bones, vertebrae, are stacked on top of one another and create […]

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Spine and Neck Herniated Disks

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Disks are soft, rubbery pads found between the hard bones or vertebrae of the spinal column. They are composed of a thick ring of cartilage (annulus) with a nucleus made of a gel-like substance. Disks in the neck are the same composition, but smaller. Disks allow the back to flex or bend and act as shock […]

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Back Pain Relief

Back Pain Relief

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Back Pain Relief Back pain will affect an estimated 80% of Americans. The degree and duration vary. Stretching and exercises may help to reduce the risk of developing back problems by strengthening the core muscles in the back and abdomen to support the spine.   The spine has three natural curves. Maintaining the natural alignment […]

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DOC Benefits HR

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

In 2016, the average employee-sponsored health insurance annual premium was approximately $6,500 for single coverage and $18,000 for families. So group health insurance averages $540 per employee per month for single coverage and $1,500 for family coverage.   The employee’s share of single coverage premiums ranges from zero to more than 50% of the total […]

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PT Pre and Post-Operative Benefits

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Joint replacement is a highly successful operation for relieving symptoms in people suffering from shoulder, hip or knee osteoarthritis. Physical therapy before and after major joint replacement surgery improves postoperative outcomes and reduces complications.   Researchers in Ohio reviewed 4,733 Medicare cases involving total hip or knee replacements. The study’s authors estimated a 29% reduction […]

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