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Patient Education

Spine Conditions & Injuries

The spine is a critical part of the human anatomy. It gives the body structure to keep us upright, it supports the body’s weight, and offers flexibility and mobility for walking, bending, and twisting. The spine is a complex structure that includes 24 vertebrae (in adults), over 100 joints, approximately 220 ligaments, and is supported by 120 muscles.

The spine also protects the spinal cord, which is a column of nerves that sends and receives messages between your brain and the rest of the body. The spinal cord controls a variety of bodily functions, including:  movement, organ function, regulating heart rate and breathing, reaction to temperature, emotional responses like anxiety, and much more. Keeping the spine healthy is vital for an active, healthy lifestyle.

 

Spine Conditions / Injuries and Surgical Procedures

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

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Of Note

The material on this website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. You should promptly seek professional medical care if you have any concern about your health, and you should always consult your physician before starting a fitness regimen. No representation is made about the quality of the podiatric services to be performed or the expertise of the podiatrist performing such services.

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