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6 Types of Spondylolisthesis 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 […]

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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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Spinal Fractures Made Easy: 3 Common Causes A spinal fracture occurs when a vertebra—the boney component of your spine—breaks. We often think of broken bones as resulting from injuries. But, many different causes can lead to spinal fractures. The most common of these factors includes: Neck & Back Injuries Of course, trauma often plays a […]

The patient was a 47-year-old woman who presented with symptoms of lower back pain. Upon physical examination, the patient reported stiffness, throbbing, and spasms in her lumbar spine (or lower back). When Dr. Frazier examined the patient’s legs, he discovered tightness in her hamstrings and weakness in her right and left legs.

The patient was a 51-year-old male, who had a history of alcoholism. The man had collapsed while having a seizure and found himself unable to walk after his fall. When Dr. Frazier examined the patient’s lumbar spine, the man reported experiencing severe pain. It was this lower back pain--coupled with leg weakness--that were making it impossible for the patient to walk.

Whiplash is a widely known term used for neck strains. Differentiated from neck sprains, which affect the connective ligaments of the cervical vertebrae, neck strains occur when the muscles and tendons of the neck become stressed and stretched. In some cases, these muscles and tendons can even tear.

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