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From awareness and diagnosis to treatment and recovery, we're putting together a spotlight on an important aspect of spinal health each month.

This month we will focus on disc herniation.
A herniated disc develops when one of the pads between the vertebrae moves out of position, pressing on adjacent nerves, often causing pain.
What do proper posture, your core, heavy loads, tobacco, shoes, weight, and stretches have in common?
Find out here!
Recent Events
NSHF hosted a booth at the 2020 NBC4 Telemundo 44 Health & Fitness Expo, where we spread awareness about the importance of spinal health. Highlights included #spinehack demonstrations, brought to you by Virginia Therapy & Fitness Center!
Ask the Expert
How is quality of life affected by posture? Intensely so. In this video, Dr. Daniel Gelb explains how bad posture can have a debilitating effect on one's life and how you make changes to improve your posture and your life.

Cervical radiculopathy, myelopathy, discectomy and fusion...oh my! Dr. Mark McLaughlin helps simplify what these terms mean, the anatomy behind these terms, and offers his expert opinion on various treatment options. Read more here.

Did you know small changes can have big impacts on your spine? From lumbar support and exercises to proper shoes and staying hydrated, Dr. Wells offers you different ways you can improve your posture and alignment for a happier, healthier spine.

When it comes to healing a herniated disc or any other spinal health issue, there's not always one answer. Here, spine surgeons from Virginia Spine Institute discuss the need to consider a large spectrum of treatments when tackling spine health issues in a Spine-Talks LIVE panel.
Connect with Us!
Like, comment, share, and follow us as we continue this month's theme with more content, including a Facebook Live interview with Dr. Colin M. Haines of Virginia Spine Institute, one of our Centers of Excellence!

Watch the interview here!
Stay tuned for next month's spotlight: Prevention & Maintenance
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