The Levels of the Spine

The Levels of the Spine

The adult spine consists of 31 segments. Most of these segments are grouped into four sections, or levels, depending on where they are located on the spine. The vertebrae closest to the head are considered to be at the cervical level. Problems with the neck can cause...

Rotator Cuff Injuries

The body’s rotator cuff is comprised of a group of muscles and tendons that cover the head of the humerus and hold it in the shoulder socket. These muscles and tendons can become damaged, causing stiffness, soreness and limited mobility. To learn more about how...

What Is Wide Awake Hand Surgery?

Wide awake hand surgery is a surgical method used for treating many hand conditions. As the name indicates, patients do not receive anesthesia for the procedure and are awake while the surgery is being done. The surgeon instead injects a local anesthesia into the...