Understanding Your Spine
The spine, also called the back bone, plays a vital role in stability, smooth movement and protection of the spinal cord. It’s made up of bony segments called vertebra with fibrous tissue called intervertebral discs between them. The vertebra and discs form the spinal column from the head to the pelvis, giving support to the body.
Understanding your spine and how it works can help you better understand some of the problems that occur from aging or injury. Many demands are placed on your spine. It holds up your head, shoulders, and upper body. It gives you support to stand up straight, and gives you flexibility to bend and twist. It also protects your spinal cord.
The spine specialist at Aspen Orthopedics utilizes extensive expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal diseases and conditions and provides non-operative as well as operative solutions for patients of all ages.