Spine 101

A healthy spine is the foundation of a healthy life. But to care for your spine properly, it’s first important to understand its structure and function. Dr. Lockstone has compiled the following overview in hopes that patients roaden their knowledge of this vital structure.

The spinal column supports the body’s head and trunk. This bony lifeline, with its numerous components, is also known as the vertebral column or backbone. Dr. Lockstone spends countless hours navigating this strong but flexible superhighway full of twists, turns and exits. Even the slightest deviation on this intricate highway can spur complications ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to headaches, backaches, infantile colic and ear infections.

To learn more about the ins and outs of the vertebral column — and to help Dr. Lockstone keep you in optimal health — take a few minutes and get acquainted with your spine.