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Thoracic Spine Series: Oblique Muscle Injury

Thoracic Spine Series: Oblique Muscle Injury

Thoracic Spine Series: Oblique Muscle Injury  What is an oblique muscle injury? I am and always will be a baseball fan and my team since I was in little league is the Chicago Cubs. If you follow baseball, this past season for the Cubs was filled with great baseball...
Thoracic Spine Series: Thoracic Radiculopathy

Thoracic Spine Series: Thoracic Radiculopathy

Thoracic Radiculopathy is thoracic spinal nerve irritation caused by mechanical, or chemical, irritation of the spinal nerve. The term radiculopathy refers to the whole complex of symptoms that can be caused by a nerve root pathology. Thoracic spine has 24 nerve...

Steroids: Patients Beware

Steroids are commonly used to treat pain.  Common examples include cortisone injections into knees, elbows, hips and lumbar spine. There is increasing concern by many authors about the side-effects of steroid injections. Hossain demonstrated that steroids were capable...
The Importance of Blood Supply

The Importance of Blood Supply

Blood supply to a given structure provides essential nutrients for growth, maintenance and repair.  Some structures such as the heart have a rich blood supply with multiple arteries.  Other structures have a very limited, tenuous blood supply which places them at risk...