Vocation is the spine of life - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Get to Know Your Back
When people who haven’t been treated for chronic back pain think about their spines, they often envision one continuous structure that vertically extends from their neck to the tailbone. While it is true that the spine covers quite a bit of real estate in our body, it is definitely an intricate, amazingly complex grouping of several structures. I don’t want to bore anyone with numbers here or to provide an anatomy lesson, but I think some understanding can go a long way – especially if you’re suffering from back pain and looking for answers.
As an adult, your spine is made up of 24 vertebrae, which are bones stacked atop each other to form the entire spinal column. Vertebrae are the…
Eating with Your Spine in Mind
Whether it’s the spine, the heart, the brain, or the digestive system, we absolutely are what we eat. But the great news is that small dietary changes you make today can add up to loads of bone protection later – especially when it comes to the waist line. Obesity is on the rise in our country and so too is back pain.
Gyrotonics Is a Workout That Helps Restore Mobility in the Spine
A Gyrotonics machine has straps and pulleys to help the joints move through their natural range of motion.
If You Keep Texting, Your Head Will Fall Off
Countering the claim that texting is ruining spines.
The Best Stretches for Your Back After Sitting a Long Time
A professor of physical therapy offers advice for desk-bound workers and people on long car trips.
There Is Nothing Straight About the Spine: Post(ure) vs. Act(ure)
Many of us have been told to stand up straight. However, there is nothing straight about the spine. When you look at the spine in profile, it has curves.
What Texting Does to the Spine
A new study suggests that looking down at a cell phone is the equivalent of placing a 60-pound weight on one's neck.
Get to Know Your Back
While it is true that the spine covers quite a bit of real estate in our body, it is definitely an intricate, amazingly complex grouping of several structures.
World Spine Care
World Spine Care is a global charity on a mission to improve lives in under-served communities. We aim to create a world in which everyone has access to the highest quality spine care possible.
National Spine Health Foundation
The National Spine Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving spinal health care through education, research, and patient advocacy. We educate Americans about the treatment and prevention of neck and back disorders. We prove what works, drive innovation, and support patients on their journey to spinal health.
Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive, highly informative and useful resource for understanding, preventing, and seeking appropriate treatment for back and neck pain and related conditions. This site has been developed by a multi-specialty group of medical professionals.
SpineUniverse (part of the Vertical Health family of websites) is a leader in patient and healthcare professional education, providing clear, straightforward information on conditions related to the spine, including degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and scoliosis. We are committed to presenting trustworthy, high-quality information.
United Spinal Association
United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.
World Spine Day
The aims of WSD: 1.Raise awareness about spinal health and spine disorders to individuals, communities, professionals and all stakeholders associated with spine care; 2.To provide a forum for ongoing discussion about the burden of spinal disorders and the sharing of best practices; and 3.To promote an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to easing the burden of spinal disorders.
BackCares aims to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain. We fund scientific research into the causes, prevention and management of back pain.
Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health
We call for explicit plans by governments, health policy makers at regional level and the WHO to deal with the large and growing burden of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries on individuals and society.
The Disc Institute
The Disc Institute was created for you. If you want a way to honor and respect your God-given disc and what makes it self-repair...
United States Bone and Joint Initiative
The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) is the U.S. National Action Network of the Global Bone and Joint Decade, a multi-disciplinary initiative targeting the care of people with musculoskeletal conditions— bone and joint disorders.
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