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Spine Conditioning Basics

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Spine Conditioning Basics It is estimated that more than 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their life making it one of the most common reasons why people go to the doctor, miss work and stop participating in activities they love.   The DOC movement experts have put together a […]

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Neck Exercises to Relieve Cervical Spondylosis

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) estimates that 65% of people over the age of 65 live with cervical spondylosis. The condition often causes pain and stiffness in the neck. In most cases, cervical spondylosis responds well to conservative treatment, particularly physical therapy.   The spine is made up of 24 bones, vertebrae, stacked […]

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A Pain in the Rear

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

The sacroiliac joint, SI joint, connects the hip bones (iliac crests) to the sacrum, the bone shaped like a triangle between the lumbar spine and the tailbone (coccyx). The main function of the SI joint is to absorb shock between the upper body and the pelvis and legs and help to bend forward and backward. […]

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Get in the Swing for Golf

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 131,000 people were treated for golf-related injuries in 2015. Most golf injuries are the result of overuse. By repeating the same golf swing motion, stress is placed on the same muscles, tendons, and joints. The three most commonly injured areas of the body from playing […]

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Degeneration of the Cervical Spine

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a neck condition that arises when the spinal cord becomes compressed due to the wear-and-tear of the spine caused by aging.   Cervical spondylotic myelopathy commonly occurs in people over the age of 50.   Because the spinal cord carries nerve impulses to many regions in the body, guests with […]

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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 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 of these curves […]

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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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Posture Perfect for Computer Users

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Regular computer users perform 50,000 to 200,000 keystrokes each day. Frequent computer use may be related to nerve, muscle, tendon, and ligament damage. If you use a computer for multiple hours each day, experts recommend that you consider proper workstation layout and posture techniques to minimize the risk of developing overuse injuries of the hand/arm, shoulder, neck, and back.

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