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Posts Tagged ‘fractured vertebrae’

What is a Compression Fracture of the Spine? Our spines are a column of many individual bones (vertebra), separated by cushion-like discs (inter-vertebral discs). The shape of each vertebra is complex and is made up of a central almost-circular “body” and a more irregular shaped “arch”. The vertebral body is the load-bearing part, separated from […]

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 […]

Facet Joint Pain

February 22nd, 2021 by Lauren

What Is Facet Joint Pain? Facet Joint Pain is a term that describes the part of the spine that is causing the pain. Each bone of the spine (vertebra) is a complex structure that includes a cylindrical-type ‘body’ and facets, which stick out like fingers from the ‘body’. The facets from neighboring vertabrae work together […]

What does it mean to “break your back”? Here are three main types of spinal fractures and their typical causes. Understanding Fractures of the Spine – An Anatomy Review Before we talk about the different types of spinal fractures we should do a quick review of the anatomy of a spine. The spine is composed […]

How Do I Know if I Have a Spinal Injury?

November 8th, 2019 by Lauren

An injury to the spine requires immediate medical attention. If not treated properly it can lead to permanent nerve damage or paralysis. But we often hear the same question, “how do I know if I have a spinal injury”? Well, as it turns out, there are some signs you can watch out for. How to […]

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