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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 […]

Oh, Those Resolutions

The year and the decade are over. I’m sure that there were good times and bad times to either enjoy or overcome. There was illness, weight gain, arguments and celebrations. That is, after all, life. Let’s talk…. There are very few years, no matter how you simplify your life, that we don’t have stress, anger, […]

Spondylolisthesis

In plain language, spondylolisthesis means the abnormal forward placement of a vertebral body in relationship to another vertebral body.  It is more than a “slip of a disk”. To understand the finding,  we must first understand the normal orientation of the vertebral bodies to each other,  and the nature of the structures of the spine. […]

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