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Posts Tagged ‘anatomy’

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 […]

Spine Anatomy Part 3 – Thoracic Spine

June 25th, 2018 by Lauren

The Anatomy of Thoracic Spine This is the third part in a series about spinal anatomy. In this article we’ll review the anatomy of the thoracic spine. To view other parts of the series, click on the links below: Vertebrae Anatomy Cervical Region Thoracic Region Lumbar Region Sacrum and Coccyx The Spine as a Whole […]

Spine Anatomy Part 2 – Cervical Anatomy

June 18th, 2018 by Lauren

In the second part of our series on the anatomy of the spine we’ll look at the cervical anatomy. In part 1 we talked about vertebrae anatomy. Now that we have a basic understanding of the anatomy of each individual vertebrae we can start to take a look at how groups of vertebrae work together […]

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