Spinal Care

Spinal 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.

Chiropractic and Spinal Health

Chiropractic and spinal health. Most individuals seek out chiropractic care only after an injury and when pain presents. Because traditional… Read More

6 hours ago

Gentle Yoga Poses After Spinal Fusion Surgery

Recovery and rehabilitation after spinal fusion surgery take time. Gentle yoga poses can help expedite recovery from spinal fusion surgery… Read More

2 weeks ago

Syringomyelia Spinal Cord Disorder

Syringomyelia is a disorder in which a fluid-filled cyst/syrinx forms within the spinal cord. It is progressive, meaning that the… Read More

1 month ago

Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries or SCI's don't just happen from intense force/high-energy trauma like hard falls or auto accidents. Non-traumatic spinal… Read More

2 months ago

Preoperative Anxiety Spine Surgery

Nervousness, fear, anxiety, and discouragement are common and natural feelings to have while awaiting surgery. Preparing for spinal surgery can… Read More

2 months ago

Taking It Slow After Spine Surgery

Taking it slow after spinal surgery is recommended to optimize a full recovery. What usually happens is that an individual… Read More

3 months ago

Gastrointestinal Stress and Digestion

Gastrointestinal stress and digestion issues/problems have become a familiar experience for many individuals. Gastrointestinal issues include: Dyspepsia or indigestion  Bloating… Read More

3 months ago

The Size of A Herniated Disc

Herniated discs, although common, can be challenging to treat depending on the size. Over 3mm is considered a large herniated… Read More

4 months ago

Chiropractic Adjustments For Vertigo Symptoms

Getting dizzy can happen, usually after standing up too fast or staring at an optical illusion then looking away. The… Read More

6 months ago

A Teenagers Spine During Development

Poor spinal health in adolescence can lead to chronic pain in adulthood. Teenagers, just like adults, can experience back pain… Read More

6 months ago

Spinal Surgery Options

Surgery options when back pain is becoming chronic or so severe that an individual cannot function normally and negatively affects… Read More

6 months ago

Bulging, Herniated Discs and Digestive Problems

There are different possible causes of abdominal pain and digestive problems. Sometimes a bulging disc is the cause. A bulging… Read More

6 months ago

Summer Activities For Back Pain That Are Easy On The Spine

It is time for outdoor summer activities. Summer is iconic in its association with a wide range of outdoor activities. However,… Read More

7 months ago

Herniated Disc Pain Stretches and Exercises

Here are a few recommended stretches and exercises for relieving herniated disc symptoms. The vertebrae are the small bones that… Read More

8 months ago

The Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments

Individuals tend to think of chiropractic treatment for pain relief, injury recovery, and help with poor posture. This is correct,… Read More

9 months ago

Avoiding and Preventing Spinal Compression Fractures

Spinal vertebral compression fractures are a common injury in older individuals brought on from a lowered bone density. Hip and… Read More

9 months ago

Self Cracking and Self-Popping The Spine

Self-cracking and popping the spine can feel good but should it be done without professional/chiropractic assistance? We’ve all done it… Read More

9 months ago

Avoiding Back Injuries At Work

High-impact labor jobs can cause back pain, as well as jobs that require sitting all day. Nowadays, everyone is at… Read More

11 months ago

Gentle Chiropractic Therapy After Spine Surgery Or Spinal Fusion

Individuals that have undergone spine surgery or spinal fusion for extreme low back pain caused by degeneration, herniated disks, sciatica,… Read More

11 months ago