5 Ways to Alleviate Neck Discomfort in the Gym

5 Ways to Alleviate Neck Discomfort in the Gym

Have you been experiencing some intense neck discomfort recently, with perhaps a slight soreness or loss of ROM (range of motion) from your neck to your upper back? The cervical spine is an amazing structure that supports the entire range of our skeletal system from the head, down to our hips, allowing for functional flexibility and…

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The Spinal Series: Human Spine

The Spinal Series: Human Spine

The Spinal Series that we just completed was intended to provide you with general information on the most common spinal issues.  In order to have complete knowledge of the subject, it’s important to also have a basic understanding of the human spine! Human Spine: The Vertebral Column The human spine or vertebral column is composed of…

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The Spinal Series: Bulging Disc

The Spinal Series: Bulging Disc

What is a Bulging Disc? The human spine is made up of vertebrae and in-between each is a jelly disc (called intervertebral discs) that provide cushioning and acts as a ligament connecting the lower vertebra to the upper one. The outside of each disc is fibrous and holds a inner jelly like substance. A Bulging…

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The Spinal Series: Herniated Disc

The Spinal Series: Herniated Disc

What is a Herniated Disc? The human spine is made up of vertebrae. In between each vertebrae are jelly discs (called intervertebral discs) that provide cushioning and act as a ligament. The outside of each disc is fibrous and holds the inner jelly like substance. If for some reason the outer layer tears, the jelly substance can…

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The Spinal Series: Spinal Stenosis

The Spinal Series: Spinal Stenosis

What is Spinal Stenosis? The center of the spine houses the spinal cord. Spinal stenosis results when the spinal canal narrows. If the space is narrowed (stenosis) pressure can be placed on the spinal cord or the nerves coming out of it, which can cause pain. As with many spinal injuries, it most often occurs in the…

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