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Our spine is made up of individual bones called vertebrae. Each vertebra is identified by a letter and number combination. But what do they mean? What does the Letter in the Vertebra Name Mean? The letter indicates in which section of the spine the bone can be found. C stands for the cervical section, from […]

What a 2 Million Year Old Spine Can Tell Us

January 14th, 2022 by Lauren

What was the earth like 2 million years ago? Humans didn’t exist but what about our early ancestors? A newly discovered spine is shedding a little light on our early ancestors. Discovery of Spine Fossils A nearly complete lumbar portion of a spine was discovered in our in architectural dig in South Africa. The vertebrae […]

A spinal cord injury (SCI) can be devastating. Damage to the spinal cord and surrounding tissue can result in temporary or permanent paralysis. With a significant injury to the spinal cord, the damage can cause paralysis, impact other bodily functions, and shorten an individual’s life expectancy. Modern medicine currently has no way to “rebuild” spinal […]

Introducing Spine Health Awareness Month

October 29th, 2021 by Lauren

October…it’s National Spine Health Awareness Month! According to the National Spine Health Foundation (NSHF), the US Congress has officially recognized October as National Spine Health Awareness Month. In the House of Representative, Hon. Gerald E. Connolly of Virginia spoke about the impact spine conditions has on individuals and our country. People Affected by Spine Conditions […]

Simon Cowell and His Back Breaking Story

March 15th, 2021 by Lauren

When you think about back breaking sports injuries some very physical sports come to mind.  But bicycling? Biking can also be a back breaker. Add the speed and power of an electric bike and an accident can be severe. Just ask Simon Cowell. Read about Spinal Injuries in Sports Recovering from a Broken Back In […]

Spinal cord injuries can have a devastating impact on your life. Michelle Konkoly knows all about just how life changing a spinal cord injury can be. But, her determination and perseverance is proof that suffering a spinal cord injury doesn’t mean you have to stop living. The Accident and A Devastating Spinal Cord Injury Michelle […]

An Amazing Spinal Discovery!

October 16th, 2020 by Lauren

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 by Lauren

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 […]

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