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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 […]

What Causes Back Pain?

July 30th, 2021 by Lauren

Back pain is pretty common among adults in the United States. But why? What causes back pain? Quick Intro to Spine Anatomy Most of us are aware that we have a backbone running up and down the back of our bodies. Another name for the backbone is the spine. The spine runs from the base […]

Read the video transcript below. Synovial Cyst with Dr. Armin Afsar-Keshmiri A synovial cyst refers to a fluid filled sac in the spine that is typically eminating from the facet joints. The facet joints are these small joints in the lumbar spine. They’re very similar to joints such as the hip and knee in that […]

Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for piriformis syndrome. Spinal Anatomy Piriformis Muscles The piriformis is a muscle on the outside of the hip that aids in the hip’s ability to rotate. Sciatic Nerve The sciatic nerves are the main nerves that carry information from the spinal cord down each of the legs. It […]

In this series on the human spine anatomy we’ve been reviewing in detail each area of the spine. Vertebrae Anatomy Cervical Region Thoracic Region Lumbar Region Sacrum and Coccyx In the final part, we will take a look at the spine as a whole. Some of this information will be a review of the other […]

The areas of the sacrum and coccyx are the focus for this article on the spinal anatomy. In our series on the anatomy of the spine we started at the top, focusing on the cervical, thoracic and then lumbar region of the spine. Directly below the last lumbar vertebrae, L5, is the sacrum and coccyx. […]

Spine Anatomy Part 4 – Lumbar Region

July 2nd, 2018 by Lauren

As a continuation in our series on the anatomy of the spine, this article focuses on the anatomy of the lumbar region. Spinal Anatomy Series Vertebrae Anatomy Cervical Region Thoracic Region Lumbar Region Sacrum and Coccyx The Spine as a Whole Lumbar Region The lumbar region of the spine is below the thoracic region. It […]

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