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Did you know that the use of trampolines poses a risk for spinal injury? Most people are aware that trampolines can be dangerous, that’s why owning one can cause your insurance premium to rise. But when we think of trampoline injuries we tend to think of broken bones like wrists and ankles. But trampolines also […]

An Amazing Spinal Discovery!

October 16th, 2020 Posted in News and Updates

You probably know that all mammals have spines (vertebrae). That includes mammals that swim in the ocean. However, we don’t often get to see evidence of this. Well, some lifeguards out in Cape Cod recently did. After a recent storm the Wellfleet Lifeguards made an astounding discovery during cleanup. They found a long, largely intact, […]

10 Worst Jobs For Your Back

October 9th, 2020 Posted in News and Updates

The members of the North American Spine Society were surveyed about which jobs they believed were the most harmful for a person’s back. Here is a quick rundown on the top 10 worst jobs for your back. Driver Construction Worker Nurse Office Worker Manual Laborer Dentistry Warehouse Worker Mechanic Factory Worker Motherhood Jobs that are […]

The National Spine Health Foundation recently released advice for those of us who are working or learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their guide, named Save Our Spines, or SOS, outlines a few simple tips to help keep a healthy spine in these new times. In this guide SOS not only stands for “Save […]

Spinal Injuries in Sports

September 18th, 2020 Posted in News and Updates

Spinal injuries in sports are one of the most serious types of injuries for athletes. Sports medicine doctors, athletic trainers, and safety equipment designers work to continuously reduce the number of injuries to the spine. Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious and can be deadly. Less than 1% of patients who experience […]

Are Backpacks Bad For Your Back?

September 11th, 2020 Posted in Safety Tips

It’s back to school time. Although this year may look significantly different than other years, some things won’t change. One of those things is that, if a child attends school in person, they’ll probably bring with them books, supplies, and possibly even a laptop. The backpack has been the go-to bag for most students. But, […]

Pain Medications for Neck and Back Pain

September 4th, 2020 Posted in Treatments

Has your doctor recommended pain medications for your neck or back pain?  What are pain killers? How do these medications work? And what are the risks associated with them? Pain Medications for Spine Problems When treating spine conditions, doctors may use pain killers to help with the pain. But what exactly are pain killers? There […]

Foods for a Healthy Spine

August 28th, 2020 Posted in Safety Tips

Different foods can be good for spine health. Let’s talk about a few foods for a healthy spine. Foods with Anti Inflammatory Benefits Reducing inflammation helps minimize pain throughout the body, including in the spine. Too much inflammation can put pressure on sensitive nerves around the spinal column or stiffen the many joints in your […]

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