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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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Herniated Disk

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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Avoid a Pain in the Back

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Avoid a Pain in the Back Back pain affects about 8 out of 10 people. What can you do to protect your spine and avoid back pain?   The spine is made up of 24 bones, vertebrae, stacked on top of one another. These bones connect to create a canal that protects the spinal cord. […]

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Packing Back-to-School Backpacks

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry schoolbooks and supplies. They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body’s strongest muscles. When used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry the necessities for the school day.   The Challenges of School […]

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