Thoracic vertebrae

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  • Thoracic Vertebrae In The Spine

    The biggest differences between the vertebrae in the spine, are shape and secondary functionality. The cervical vertebrae are the smallest, they are the most flexible allowing the biggest range of head movement. The only vertebra containing no vertebral body, the axis, is located in the cervical vertebrae. Thoracic vertebrae are mid sized, and the physical shape of the thoracic vertebrae are the most rigid because they connect the ribcage and torso to the spine. Thoracic vertebrae are the only vertebrae to aid in protecting the inner organs. Lumbar Vertebrae are the largest spinal bones, their size aids in supporting the majority of upper body weight, and allows for twisting and bending. Intervertebral discs are shock absorbing cartilage in…

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  • Optokinetic Research Paper

    However use of this device requires a trained operator. Calibration also needs to be done before using the device. Flexible electrogoniometers are strain-gage-based systems that consists of two light-weight end blocks fixed to the twelfth thoracic vertebrae(T12) and sacral spine(S2)spinal processes. They are separated by a steel spring and it protects a narrow strip of steel foil[11]. Strain gages attached to the foil were used to monitor lumbar angle motion in two different planes during both…

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  • Neck Pain: A Case Study

    This is a 32-year-old male with a 7/3/2014 date of injury, due to a MVA. DIAGNOSIS; Cervical spin e S/S, Lumbar spine S/S, Left shoulder S/S 12/08/15 progress note describes that the patient complains of neck pain at a 6/10-scale level; low back pain at a 6-7/10-scale level, which radiates to the right leg; left shoulder pain at a 4/10-scale level, which radiates to the left arm; and sleep problems. PE revealed slight to moderate spasticity and tenderness over the para-cervical muscles. ROM of…

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  • Neck Pain Case Studies

    This is a 45-year-old male with a 2-20-2015 date of injury. A specific mechanism of injury has not been described. DIAGNOSIS: Sprain of joints and ligaments of unspecified parts of neck, initial encounter 01/11/16 Progress Report describes that 15 minutes were spent in review of the results from the urinary drug screen, which was administered at the previous visit and deciding whether any modifications are appropriate to the treatment regimen. The pain is better and down to a 3/10. The neck…

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  • Shoulder Flexibility Exercise

    altered versions show validity for evaluating hamstring flexibility. However, they do not show a correlation to the assessment of lumbar flexibility. Nevertheless, within this article, they discussed how the hip joint, lumbar and thoracic spine contribute to the overall performance of Sit and Reach. This test was performed on 195 Brazilian boys ages 18 to 19. All individuals volunteered, weighed 152.02 ± 22.46 lbs. and had an average height of 69.29 ± 2.76 inches. The tests scrutinized each…

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  • Human Osteology Essay

    Method. This works in our favor, because the vertebrae method is less likely to be accurate with a deceased individual. This is due to the lack of cartilage between the vertebrae. These assessments use the length of the long bones and the leg bones and inserts them into specific formulae based on sex and ancestry. Due to the ambiguous nature of skeleton number four’s ancestry, his long bone measurements will be calculated using all of the male formulas. Using Trotter and Gleser’s method for the…

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  • Query Pneumothorax Case Study Essay

    structures in the thoracic cavity; therefore pneumothorax would be demonstrated on a radiograph as an evenly dark area inside the thoracic cavity due to its greater radiolucency than lung structures (Bushong, 2012). This makes the examination essential for the patient. In accordance with Trust 1 Adult plain film protocols (2014) an erect Postero-Anterior (PA) chest examination was undertaken. Furthermore Des Jardins et al (2015) concur with standing PA chest examination for patients who are not…

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  • Neck Pain Injury Essay

    get comfortable. The pain affects his sleep. The patient has a history of NSAID induced gastritis, dyspepsia and is placed on Prilosec. The patient is recommended to take Tramadol. He is allowed Naprosyn, Prilosec and Ultram. The exam of the neck revealed midline tenderness extending from C2 to C6. Bilateral facet tenderness is noted at C2-C3 and C5-C6. Bilateral occipital tenderness is noted. Pressure causes occipital type of headaches. Bilateral trapezius muscle tenderness is noted. Cervical…

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  • Intrathoracic Lymphatics: A Case Study

    Introduction The thoracic cavity has complex networks of lymphatics which have a fundamental immunological function protecting intrathoracic organs such as the lungs, pleura, oesophagus and mediastinum. These networks drain interstitial fluid from the lungs, chyle from the gastrointestinal tract, and white blood cells and other immune components (Brotons et al., 2012). Thoracic lymphatics are involved in several diseases that most thoracic surgeons are concerned about. The most important…

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  • Fall Semester Reflection

    I also received instruction to allow my body move through each movement with fluidity. For example, coming from a background of jazz, my movement had to be sharp instead of allowing it to flow through the space with my body. Eye tracking my movement became an issue, but I was not sure how to approach it due to lack of training. Referring back to my jazz background, it was strictly enforced to keep the head straight forward instead of allowing our eyes to acknowledge our arm movement. I knew the…

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