The human body is a complex piece of ‘machinery.’ Understanding each component of it, such as the spine, requires functional context of the system as a whole. This video is a prime example where, if we focus only on one component, in isolation, we can mistake its purpose. So, in the case of the spine: Yes, it can flex, extend and rotate. In the bigger picture, however, so can the hips and shoulders, flex, extend and rotate at either end. Now, with this new vantage point, we can question which is better at these jobs and if, perhaps, there is another purpose to having a spine?
Upon further analysis, one would find that the hips and shoulders have surrounding musculature which are more powerful at producing force than the spine and thus, better equipped to flex, extend and rotate. Complementary to this, the spine also has the ability of working as a type of ‘conduit’ which channels and transfers the energy generated from the hips and shoulders into objects. ................................
Only now, have we reached a logical conclusion that the spine is probably best kept in neutral, while allowing the hips and shoulders to produce the force during athletic activities . We can then further deduce that compromising this ‘natural’ position, may lead to injury in the spine. .................................
This approach, of critical thinking, can serve us well when trying to make sense of the contradicting evidence and opinions in the health and wellness realm.
Huge news!! Congrats to the team at Mazor Robotics as Medtronic acquires them for $1.6B. 💰 💰 💰 🤖
I remember at the beginning when we were the only robotic spine system and under a lot of pressure from the medical community to deliver. .
Fast forward to today, Mazor improved spine surgery for thousands of patients, inspired other companies to adopt robotics, and raised the standard of care. .
10 ways chronic pain has BETTERED my life. Yup you read that right, just as living in pain has brought a lot of hardships to my life-believe it or not, its also brought a lot of positives.
1️⃣Chronic pain has helped me to find balance in life. Sometimes, whether I like it or not😉
2️⃣Iv learned to ALWAYS find the positives in a bad situation.
3️⃣My days are always filled with gratitude and appreciation for life-this alone has contributed to a HUGE mental shift in the last year & a half.
4️⃣Iv honestly never been HAPPIER. Chronic pain has helped me change my perspective on life, and perspective is everything.
5️⃣I’m incredibly grateful for the little things in life. Like fresh air- man that’s one my favourite things 😊.
6️⃣After a lifetime of feeling disconnected from my body, I finally feel whole.
7️⃣I’m so thankful for everything that my body is able to do for me.
8️⃣I finally treat myself with LOVE and RESPECT.
9️⃣By sharing my story I get to help others & inspire them along the way-> this is everything to me💜
🔟Iv learned that I’m strong AF. I can handle just about anything & still have a genuine smile on my face. I know that things could be so much worse...because they HAVE been so much worse.
Backbone, new sculpture just completed. I make my work to understand things, get to the meat and bones, in this case literally. Six years ago I suffered from Caudal Equina Syndrome. This rare spinal disorder can leave sufferers unable to walk and with many other challenges. With thanks to excellent surgery and physiotherapy I recovered well but it would have seemed impossible to create this sculpture mentally or physically at that time.
Creating this work has been a massive physical challenge and a steep learning curve. I worked from anatomical models, medical drawings, MRI scans, photos and was lucky enough to handle some real human bones.
The subject is not a perfect anatomical representation of the spine of a perfect human specimen but my artist impression of a real hardworking spine, the source of pain but also of the literal strength of the body, capable of amazing things.
The subject may suffer pain but is looking outwards, the source of the pain is also the backbone, the strength to stay upright and looking forward despite the imperfection #bronze#patination#metalchasing#sculpture#uksculpture#spine#spinesurgery#spinehealth#neurosurgery#orthopeadicsurgery#physiotherapy#human#skeleton#art#vertebrae#osteopathy#fineart#bronzesculpture#surgeon
I got terrible news today...my dog got a slip disc and needed to go into immediate spinal surgery. I was balling my eyes out and so scared of losing my life co pilot Gizma. Times like this, you realize who is there for you. I have to admit I’m truly blessed for those in my life. Today was a very hard day but a close person I deeply care about came to my rescue and made sure I would be ok. I know she’s “just a dog” but I hope I can get some prayers out for a safe surgery and speedy recovery for my furry friend. 🙏😪💔 I love you Gizma. #FrenchBulldog#surgery#spinesurgery#heartbreaking#love#blessed#praying
This was a year ago today when I reviewed my first MRI and scheduled the first of what became 2 spine surgeries. As you can see theres barely any disc left and it was crushing my spinal column killing the nerves down my leg. So proud with how far I have come since this day, thankful to have my mobility back and to be pain free. Also so thankful for my friends and family, their support and comfort which helped give me hope and as one friend continuously reminded me - you’ll be okay, this is only temporary. ♥️ @kira.kawakami @coreytaylor @miatyler #andmorenotonig#tbt#thankful#spinesurgery#postop
Welcome to my spine. The arrow is pointing to a thing called a syrinx #syringomyelia
The syrinx in the spine is caused by a blockage higher up in the spine. The block of the cerebral spinal fluid was caused by my brain. Chiari is a literal pain in the neck (and head). When the brain stops the CSF from flowing properly, it means that the spine and everything neurologically connected doesn’t get ‘fed’ properly. In my case I needed surgery because I was beginning to lose function in my hands. Worse case scenario I was told for me was full body paralysis. With that being said, surgery happened and now I have full function back in my hands and all of my other symptoms have eased. In the end it was a big life decision with positive results. My prayer is that this is the same for you
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My experience recovering from a car accident 8 years ago. I wasn’t able to use my hands, I had MDs for diagnosis, but only used chinese medicine and acupuncture to heal and recover. I’m pretty uncomfortable talking about it in this video, because it was a very frightening experience. Full video on IGTV. ☹️🤞my acupuncturist was my mother @newportwellnessgroup
Many hats are worn 🎩. Dr Jones-Quaidoo. Excellent surgeon, physician, husband, dad and friend. I have witnessed him fighting for his patients in many ways. Today he fought for a patient with very significant symptoms warranting surgery as soon as possible. Insurance companies will deny surgeries, even if medically necessary. One of my surgeons, when placed in a similar situation, gave the insurance company 1 day to approve it, and then he told them he would pay for the surgery because he had to help his patient. #gooddoctors#dfw#spinesurgery#spinesurgeon#painfree @spinevue
This is a 56 year old firefighter/ paramedic who presented with a 2 year history of worsening neck pain with radiation to his L>R trapezius and subscapular region with numbness in his fingers. He failed conservative management with medications, physical therapy, acupuncture and multiple injections.
Dr. Christopher Ornelas performed a nerve conduction study that revealed active on chronic left sided C6 and C7 radiculopathy aka “pinched nerve.”
An MRI of his cervical spine showed evidence of disc degeneration most significant at C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7 with foraminal stenosis at the C5-6 and C6-7 levels.
Dr. John Liu discussed surgical treatment options including a fusion versus disc arthroplasty. He felt that he was a good candidate for a 2-level artificial disc replacement at his most symptomatic levels.
He is 1 year out from a C5-6 and C6-7 artificial disc replacement. All his preoperative symptoms have resolved! He is off of pain medications, back to work on full duty and lifting weights at the gym. 🙌🏽
To schedule a consultation with Dr. John Liu or any of our USC Spine Center physicians, please call (844) 872-3475.
See that little scar? It's not very big, but it's a big part of I am the way I am today.
That is the scar from my microdiscectomy. That was a scary time. I'll save the details of the morning I woke up immoble for anther day.
I could let that scar, that experience bring me down. I could let it define me. I could use it as a reason to NOT take care of myself.
But instead I use it as my reason to constantly improve myself and get stronger. I NEVER want to experience that pain or process again.
I went from nothing being able to move, to using a walker to walk, to exercise that consisted of me facing the wall, with my hands on it and bringing my knee to my chest (as high as I could), to carrying a baby to term (and now a toddler everywhere) and working out almost everyday.
It didn't happen overnight. SO many times I wanted to give up. I have days where I want to focus on that scar and let it define me. But on those days, I try extra hard to look at the big picture and remind myself how much stronger I am from going through that!
Уважаемые друзья, хочу поделиться с вами достаточно интересным и сложным клиническим случаем. Пациент обратился с жалобами на боль в поясничной области и выраженную слабость в ногах. При осмотре нижний парапарез до 2 баллов в стопах, 3 балла в бедрах (пациент не может стоять без опоры, ходит только на костылях), отсутствуют Ахилловы рефлексы, но повышены коленные рефлексы.
1️⃣ На МРТ пояснично-крестцового отдела грубый стеноз. Была запланирована операция для коррекции поясничного стеноза.
2️⃣ Повышение коленных рефлексов и незначительное онемение в пальцах рук послужило поводом для МРТ шейного отдела позвоночника. Определен стеноз шейного отдела позвоночника с миелопатией спинного мозга(стрелка).
Такое сочетание патологии позвоночника называется "Тандемным стенозом позвоночного канала". В итоге операционный план был изменён и проведена операция декомпрессии в шейном отделе позвоночника.
Dolor en gluteo
Hay una gran cantidad de estructuras en la parte posterior de la cadera (glúteos) que pueden generar síntomas mixtos pero que tienen maneras especificas de aislarse con maniobras en la exploracion fisica
En atletas, puede ser mas comun ya que demandan funcionalidad de todas las estructuras. Es importante prestar atencion a este sintoma para tratar cualquier patologia a tiempo y evitar lesiones que impidan continuar con su deporte.
Para mas información accedan a mi perfil, allí encontraran teléfono y direccion. .
Imagen extraida de #JAAOS articulo de Gomez-Hoyos J, et al. current Concepts Review: Evaluation and management of posterior hip pain. 2018;26:597-609
Early morning business meeting with Dr Chris Thornell! Our chiropractor is oily !! We chatted about overall body wellness and what that can look like for people
Chiro has been such a huge part of our wellness regimen. Both of our kids have been adjusted since they were 3 days old!
Think about it guys, your spine is your nervous system’s body armor
Keeping it free from subluxations aka mis-alignment will keep messages flowing fluidly through your nervous system, which in turn keeps your body above the wellness line and everything firing smoothly
If you’re local to me and need to see a chiro that specializes in wellness not just “crack” 😂 give me a shout! .
We are also setting up reoccurring schedule for wellness classes soon! EEEK! 🙈😱