August 31, 2009 |
Here are two ways to help you stretch your inner thighs and hamstrings. It's very important that you remember to keep your back straight. A common mistake is to lean forward with a rounded upper spine, which makes the stretch less effective. -- Karen Voight 1 Sit on the floor with your legs extended straight in front of you. Place your hands behind you and keep your spine upright as you slide both legs out to the sides as far as they can go. Make sure your toes and knees are facing up toward the ceiling.
December 27, 2004
The Food and Drug Administration in October approved the first artificial spinal disk to replace a diseased or damaged disk. The procedure is a surgical alternative to spinal fusion. Spinal fusion Performed on about 200,000 Americans each year, this process is used to treat degenerative disk disease, serious back injury and scoliosis. Damaged spinal disks are removed and replaced with bone grafts.
November 19, 2011 |
It was always the fragile balance of opposing forces that made Diane Keaton's face so remarkable - those tilted melancholy eyes above that frequent and infectious smile. She seemed in a perpetual state of emotional contradiction, which is one of the things that made her such a perfect match, at least on film, for Woody Allen, who as history's most hopeful pessimist is a master juggler himself. So it's not surprising that Keaton's memoir, "Then Again," is also an elusive sort of work, part autobiography, part daughterly paean, part love letter to her own children, a book in which portions of her mother's journals and details of her parents' travails in old age far outnumber the on-set anecdotes and glamour shots.
August 29, 2011 |
Here is a great way to strengthen your core muscles while lying on the floor. This exercise recruits muscles in your abdominals, back and hips to stabilize your spine against the movement of your legs. Lie face up on a flat, level surface. With both legs straight above your hips, move your right leg down to approximately 45 degrees. Reach your right arm overhead, with fingertips touching the floor. Inhale. On an exhalation, press your navel to your spine as you slowly lower your left leg toward the floor as low as possible without allowing your back to over-arch.
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August 17, 1985 |
A Philadelphia-based church whose religion centers around manipulation of the spine has lost its federal tax exemption because, the Tax Court ruled, its operation sounds a lot like a commercial enterprise. Triune of Life Church Inc. failed to prove to the court's satisfaction that it was operated exclusively for tax-exempt purposes and that none of its earnings benefited any private individual. The church was founded in 1979 by Dr. Reginald Gold, a chiropractor.
July 7, 2003 |
Stretching the muscles in the middle of your body not only feels good but also is the key to having good posture. When doing this move, be sure to sit up tall and don't cheat by leaning backward. 1 Sit cross-legged on the ground with your hands resting on your knees. Lengthen your spine by pulling in your abdominal muscles, and sit as high as you can over the bones in your buttocks. Relax your neck and shoulders.
February 13, 2012 |
Here's an exercise that will help you get strong abdominals and a flexible spine. For best results, perform this move three or four times a week. Sit on a flat, padded surface or mat. Place a small inflatable ball or small, firm pillow behind your lower back. Place your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart, with your knees bent. On an exhalation, form a C-curve with your spine as you lean back against the ball or pillow. Keep the C-curve as you twist your torso to the right and grasp the outside of your right thigh.
November 1, 2004 |
The Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for the first artificial spinal disk for use in patients suffering from persistent lower back pain. The Charite artificial disk is made by DePuy Spine Inc., of Raynham, Mass. Artificial disks have long been used in Europe. The approval was granted Tuesday. The disk, a plastic core sandwiched by two metal plates, is intended as an alternative to spinal fusion surgery.
May 9, 1993 |
A little girl in a pink dress darted happily around a crowded room that held balloons, a buffet table, a skeleton and, in illuminated viewing boxes, X-rays of spines with steel rods. Many people in the auditorium at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital at Whittier, including the little girl, Holly Bergk of La Mirada, had steel rods in their backs to correct various spinal deformities.
December 21, 1994 |
A citizens health group petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban most uses of bone screws in the spine until they can be shown to be safe and effective. Public Citizen Health Research Group said the expensive and often dangerous screws are implanted in the spines of up to 70,000 people a year as a treatment for back pain.