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Posts Tagged ‘injury’

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 […]

Swimming can be great therapy for back pain. But, there are also ways in which swimming poses risks for spine and back injuries. Diving Spinal Cord Injury Probably the most well-known spinal injury associated with swimming is a spinal cord injury (SCI) from diving in a shallow pool and hitting your head/neck. According to the […]

When To See A Doctor for Back Pain

February 5th, 2021 by Lauren

During a pandemic you may be tempted to delay seeing a doctor for your ailments. But, sometimes, being evaluated and/or treated is urgent and shouldn’t be delayed. Here are some tips for knowing when to see a doctor for back pain. Times When You Should See A Doctor For Back Pain After an Accident or […]

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 […]

Trampolines Pose a Risk for Spinal Injury

October 23rd, 2020 by Lauren

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 […]

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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