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The sacrum is the triangular bone just below the lumbar vertebrae. The sacrum has five segments fused together into one large bone.

Spinal Cord and Nerve Roots

The spinal cord originates in the brain, exiting through a hole at the skull base called the foramen magnum and coursing through the spinal canal of the cervical, thoracic and upper lumbar spine before ending most commonly between the ...

Spinal Cord Compression

Spinal cord compression can occur anywhere along your spine. Symptoms include numbness, pain, and weakness.

Spinal Diagnostics: Nerve Conduction Studies

A nerve conduction study is usually done along with electromyography. The nerve conduction study stimulates specific nerves and records their ability to send the impulse to the muscle. The study can show where there is a blockage of the ...

Spinal Diagnostics: Bone Scan

Changes in bone metabolism may be a sign of several disorders. A bone scan is a nuclear medicine procedure that creates a picture of the metabolism of the bones.

Spinal Diagnostics: Somatosensory Evoked Potentials

Somatosensory evoked potentials evaluate the nerve pathway from the arms and legs through the spinal cord to the brain.

Swayback (Lordosis)

The spine normally curves at the neck, the torso and the lower back area. When the spine curves too far inward, the condition is called lordosis or swayback. Lordosis can cause pain that sometimes affects the ability to move. It is ...

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