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How Do We Know What Facet Joints Feel?

That was the question from one student after last week’s posting – and it is a good question. How can we know what any living tissue senses? 690 more words

Basic Science

Busy, busy, busy

 Sorry its been a few days since I have wrote in here. I have just been super busy. Yesterday was my daughters 9th birthday and we had family over to celebrate it. 337 more words

Daily Life

A pain in the butt – and what it taught me.

Had I been doing too much hip openers? Is that why my lower back felt like it belong to a 80 year old and my glutes were killing me? 722 more words


Talking about facet joints

From an upcoming, much longer, post detailing my visit to Stanford University’s Clinical Anatomy Lab, where I worked with cadavers:

I, along with many others, talk about how certain parts of the spine respond to certain types of motion. 504 more words


Understanding Back Pain

My perspective on understanding common back pain- Facet Arthrosis

The spine has about 24 vertebrae with most having three joints. One joint is a disc and the other two are joints just like your finger joints called facet joints. 1,968 more words



A number of years ago I was on a bike adventure riding between Bryce and Zion National Parks.  In the distance way up high on some sheer cliffs I saw a couple of hammocks hanging as if floating onto the rock.  497 more words


Creating a strong, fit back and avoiding injury with "dead-lifts."

The deadlift is considered to be one of the “basic exercises” in weight training. It falls into this category because of the large number of muscles it involves to perform this exercise. 749 more words

Sports/Bodybuilding Injuries