2018 - December Blogs

December 24, 2018 By: Luis M. Tumialán, MD
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Spine Surgery

Your spine is a crucially important part of your anatomy. It is comprised of a series of small bones stacked in a column. These include 24 separate vertebrae interspaced with discs of cartilage, and the sacrum and coccyx. The Sacrum is a flat, triangular bone that forms during adolescence and can be found in the lower back between the hip bones, while the coccyx, which is better known as the tailbone, contains between 3 and 5 vertebrae.

January 29, 2019 By: Luis M. Tumialán, MD
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Back Pain

Our spine is one of the most complex structures within our bodies. Not only does it enable us to stand up straight and hold the weight of our entire body vertical, it also contains the spinal cord which is a key component of the central nervous system. This runs through the very center of the spine, protected by bones known as vertebrae. Between each vertebra is a small, fluid-filled disc called an intervertebral disc. This acts as a shock absorber for the spine and enables it to bend, twist and more.

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