Spine Care

Spine Care: The spinal column, also known as the backbone, is a strong, flexible  structure. It holds the weight of the head and torso. It allows movement in many directions. If it were a straight, inflexible rod, it would make humans walk like robots. However, that is not the case. The spine is flexible (moved and supported by muscles), enabling the ability to twist, hit a golf ball and bend. The spinal column surrounds your spinal cord like conduit around an electric cord. It protects the spinal cord, which can be thought of as a bundle of nerves running from the brain, through the spinal column and branching out to the rest of the body. The spine consists of three natural curves; the neck curvature or cervical spine, the upper back curvature or thoracic spine, and the lower back curvature or lumbar spine, all which make a slight “S” shape when viewed from the side. The spine is an essential structure because it helps support the upright posture of humans as well as provide the body with flexibility to move and protect the spinal cord. Spinal care is important in order to ensure the body is functioning to its fullest capacity and Dr. Alex Jimenez strongly indicates across his collection of articles on spine care, how to properly support a healthy spine. For more information, please feel free to contact us at (915) 850-0900 or text to call Dr. Jimenez personally at (915) 540-8444.

Exploring Annular Fissure: Causes, Management, and Prevention

An annular fissure is caused by age-related changes to the spine, which often do not cause symptoms but can cause… Read More

July 18, 2024

Managing Gluteus Maximus Pain and Inflammation

Individuals dealing with pain in the buttocks can make life difficult to sit, walk, or perform simple, everyday tasks. Can… Read More

June 27, 2024

Mastering Pilates: The Importance of a Neutral Spine

For individuals wanting to try Pilates for back pain and exercise, can learning how to find their neutral spine help… Read More

May 24, 2024

Nucleus Pulposus: The Shock-Absorbing Powerhouse

Can understanding the nucleus pulposus help in body positioning and prevention for individuals wanting to practice spinal hygiene and protect… Read More

May 22, 2024

An Overview of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and its Impact on Daily Life

Can individuals with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome find relief through various non-surgical treatments to reduce joint instability? Introduction The joints and ligaments… Read More

May 1, 2024

Is Laser Spine Surgery Right for You? Exploring the Benefits

For individuals who have exhausted all other treatment options for low back pain and nerve root compression, can laser spine… Read More

April 25, 2024

Herniated Disc: Surgery vs Chiropractic Therapy

For individuals experiencing back pain from a herniated disc, can understanding the difference between surgery and chiropractic help individuals find… Read More

April 4, 2024

Effective Spinal Stenosis Treatments for Pain Relief

Spinal stenosis is the term used to describe a narrowing spine. Treatments vary because everybody's case is different. Some individuals… Read More

April 3, 2024

Managing Joint Hypermobility: Nonsurgical Treatment Options

Can individuals with joint hypermobility find relief through nonsurgical treatments in reducing pain and restoring body mobility? Introduction When a… Read More

March 20, 2024

Herniated Disc Treatment: How Traction Therapy Works and Its Effects

Can individuals with herniated discs find the relief they are looking for from traction therapy or decompression to provide pain… Read More

March 18, 2024