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Are you looking for new ways to help ease your back or neck pain? The growing popularity of massage therapy has many sufferers of chronic back pain taking notice. After all, just about anyone can get a massage. And, studies show that more people than ever before are benefiting from the advantages of massage therapy. […]

The facet joints are the moveable links between each bone in our spine. These joints give us our flexibility and allow for our bodily movements. These joints also line the three main regions of our backbone: the lumbar spine (or lower back), the cervical spine (or neck), and the thoracic spine (or middle of the back).

We often think of our spine as operating as a collective unit. But, your backbone actually consists of 24 moveable joints. These joints are formed by the meeting (or articulation) of two vertebrae. Under normal circumstances, we don’t notice the parts that make up the whole. That is, we don’t notice the individual vertebrae that make up our spine. But, when we’re in pain? We tend to feel everything.

A secondary spinal tumor occurs when a cancer metastasizes (or spreads) to the spine from another area of the body. By far and away the leading cause of spine cancer, secondary tumors account for more than 90% of all spinal tumors. But, how do these tumors spread from point A to point B in the first place? Abnormal cells can spread to the spine through the bloodstream, where they take…

Also known as a slipped vertebra, spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra slides forward over the vertebra beneath it. In fact, in Greek, the root word -listhesis means “to slip.” A dislocated vertebra can occur for any number of reasons. However, the lumbar spine (or lower back) runs the highest risk of developing this type of […]

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Scoliosis occurs when a child (or an adult) develops an abnormal sideways bend in his or her spine. If scoliosis emerges between the ages of 10 - 18, then we say that the child has “adolescent scoliosis.” If the cause of the scoliosis is unknown (as is often the case), then we additionally say that the child has adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (or AIS).

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