Straight Spine Safe Spine Newsletter — May Is National Correct Posture Month, but Every Day Should Be Perfect Posture Day
MAY IS NATIONAL CORRECT POSTURE MONTH, BUT EVERY DAY SHOULD BE PERFECT POSTURE DAY
Straight Spine Safe Spine Newsletter — Neck Pain? We’ve Got Your Back!
As I started to put together our new Straight Spine Safe Spine Newsletter I have noticed that one of the main topics in the news these days is the use of narcotics by physicians for pain management, and the subsequent drug addiction and overdoses created by it.
Straight Spine Safe Spine Newsletter — Pain in the Middle of Your Back? Between Your Shoulder Blades? Felt Pain Wrapping Around Your Ribs?
Pain in the mid-back is an area of the body that that is often misunderstood and not well treated by most medical practitioners. The cervical and lumbar spine get a lot of attention and most of the treatment. The thoracic spine, which is the part of the spine which is located in the middle of the back, is the longest part of the spine with the most discs and vertebra. If you look at the figure below you can see how each one of the twelve thoracic nerves cover their own part of the middle of the back. They are labeled in this diagram from T1 to T12.
There has been an alarming and steady increase in the mortality rate of middle-aged white Americans since 1999, according to a study published last week. This increase — half a percent annually — contrasts starkly with decreasing death rates in all other age and ethnic groups and with middle-aged people in other developed countries.