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), which enables 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 health 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.

Treatment Options for Spinal Compression Fractures

Minimally invasive surgical procedures can be used to treat spinal compression fractures. These procedures are utilized to reduce severe pain,… Read More

August 5, 2020

Thoracic Spine – Middle Back Basics

The thoracic spine known as the middle back starts below the cervical or neck spine at around the level of… Read More

August 3, 2020

Spinal Tumors

A spinal tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue either inside the spine or outside. It is also called a… Read More

July 29, 2020

Spinal Hardware Removal When Broken or Infected

Different spinal surgical procedures use various types of spinal hardware to stabilize the spine. When this hardware breaks or gets… Read More

July 27, 2020

Spinal Injury Could Cause Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction

Spinal disorders and injuries could cause a nerve injury through compression or damage causing Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction also known as… Read More

July 8, 2020

Spinal Tap used to Diagnose, Administer Medicine, and Imaging Assistance

Most of us have heard the term spinal tap, or have seen it on a tv medical drama show. It… Read More

June 30, 2020

What is Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)?: An Overview

Degenerative Disc Disease is a general term for a condition in which the damaged intervertebral disc causes chronic pain, which… Read More

June 23, 2020

Spinal Injuries from a Motor Vehicle Accident/Collision

Accident/Collisions are seeing a rise and along with those crashes are spinal injuries. What you need to know about: Accident-related… Read More

June 22, 2020

Osteoporosis & Gut Health

There are over one million osteoporosis-related fractures per year. In fact, with a hip fracture, the percentage of an individual’s… Read More

June 17, 2020

Save Your Spine and Sleep Soundly with The Proper Mattress

Having the proper mattress can help reduce, prevent, and alleviate neck and back pain. Individuals spend around one-third of their… Read More

June 11, 2020

Discitis Spinal Disc Infection Causing Inflammation

Discitis is typically caused by an infection that grows in one of the spine’s vertebral bones and possibly in the… Read More

June 9, 2020

The Purpose of a Bone Graft in Spinal Fusion Surgery

A bone graft is defined as using bone in spine fusion surgery. Spinal fusion's purpose is to link or weld… Read More

June 3, 2020

Exactly What Is M.I.S.S Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery known as M.I.S.S is an option to traditional open surgical procedures, as well as an alternative… Read More

May 26, 2020

Ease Pregnancy Back Pain at Home the Smart Way

Pregnancy back pain is very common. At least 50 percent of pregnant women and up to 80 percent will experience… Read More

May 18, 2020

Using Music as Medicine Post Spine Surgery El Paso, Texas

Music therapy, combined with standard medical treatment has been found to reduce the perception of pain in individuals recovering from spinal… Read More

April 30, 2020

Working from Home with Back Pain El Paso, Texas

Companies are doing what they can to keep operations moving and workers employed. Those that are able to work-from-home are… Read More

April 22, 2020

Best Office Chairs Back Pain El Paso, Texas

It could be time for a proper office chair with back support for those with back pain, as well as… Read More

April 14, 2020

Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine El Paso, Texas

The lumbar spine is the lower back that starts below the last thoracic vertebra T12 and ends at the top… Read More

April 2, 2020
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