What Does My Mid Back Have To Do With My Sciatic Pain?!?!

birdplanesupermanAs I grow in my Osteopathic journey, and really my life, it is interesting to note how many things are directly in front of us and easily accessible yet seemingly unused. One such case is the very basic anatomy of the spinal cord and the vertebral column. When looking back through posts I have made on this site I have always made specific use of the term vertebral column as I do not consider the spinal cord as synonymous with it and I definitely do not consider the term spinal column accurate or useful. As we go through this short journey I will make it clear why! Continue reading

The Ninth Thoracic Vertebra

The ninth dorsal segment is next on the list for my Marion Clark exploration. A lesion of the ninth dorsal is most often an anterior displacement or a torsion according to Clark. Considering the rotational and flexion bias of the dorsal vertebrae this should be fairly clear. From a pathology point of view the anterior displacement is more likely problematic due to the decrease of size in the intervertebral foramina. Continue reading