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What is a facet injection?

If you have watched our other videos, you know that the facet is the joint in the back of the spine neck and connects one bone to the other. Over time, the facet joints can develop arthritis and developed pain.  Sometimes, the facet joint can be injured and be a source of pain. In certain […]

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Why Lumbar Discectomy?

Why Lumbar Discectomy?Most people have heard about lumbar discectomy surgery for herniated disks. This surgery has changed the way many people feel about back surgery. In the past many back surgeries had uniformly poor results, and the chance of a positive outcome was not that great.  But, times have changed, and small incisions being done […]

Spinal Instability

What is spinal instability? The term is certainly a mouthful, and definitely can be confusing. If we break it down, “spinal” means spine, and “instability” means it is not stable. As we have described in other videos, the spine is composed of bones and a disc. Among the functions of the disc, is to provide […]

Why We Need A Spine

Why do we have a spine?  It is because our bodies must protect the signals from your head to your body parts.  Your brain sends communication to your muscles and other body parts by connecting brain signals to those parts. The connection to those parts is through the extension of the brain, the spinal cord, […]

Football is Over. What Will You Do?

It is actually a phenomena, in this country, that depression increases after the Superbowl; and it’s not just the people who lost money. Let’s talk…… For the last 4-5 months every Sunday afternoon and Monday evening, plans were already made. My guess is that most of us did the usual bad diet/ alcoholic beverages/couch potato […]

Why we have Back Sprains / Strains

Most people sprain/strain ligaments and muscles of the back.  The back is a very complex structure.  The main purpose is to support your frame,  allowing safe movement,  while protecting the important vital organs in your abdominal area. The spine is also the conduit for the nerve signals going from your brain to the legs and […]