Spine Animations

Spine Animations

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Poor posture can damage the spine and its associated muscles and ligaments. A hunched stance places abnormal stress on muscles and ligaments, causes backache and fatigue, and can even cause the spine to become fixed in an abnormal position.… Read more

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Category: Conditions & Diagnosis

Belly Fat and Back Pain

If you’re overweight, you are in the majority in America. According to the National Institutes of Health, two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Black, white, young, old, even rich and poor —the numbers may change slightly, but you’ll find a large overweight percentage in every group.…

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neck pain

A Pain in the Neck

Neck pain is just that — a pain in the neck. It’s rare that neck pain is a sign of serious complications, but when you experience ongoing neck pain, Charleston is the best place for you. Go see one of our spinal doctors at the Southeastern Spine Institute.…

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nerve testing

Nerve Testing: What, Why, When & How?

Nerve testing, also known as a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) study, is a diagnostic tool used by the spine specialists at the Southeastern Spine Institute. The SSI campus in Mt. Pleasant combines a number of different departments under one roof, so physicians of different specialties often collaborate.…

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leg-pain

What Your Leg Pain Might Mean

Leg pain can be chronic or acute, regular or intermittent, severe or mildly irritating. No matter how bad the pain becomes, however, it very likely gets in the way of you enjoying life as much as you want. Whether you have difficulty walking or disruptions in your sleep, you need to see a medical doctor in Charleston to rule out any major complication that could be causing the pain because leg pain often originates in your back.…

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Nerve Testing For Diagnosis

Your spinal cord delivers nerve signals throughout your body. You have 31 pairs of spinal nerves that convey signals from your brain to other parts of your body. And they all enter and exit through your spinal column.

The nerve root is the point at which a nerve exits your spine and connects to peripheral nerves.…

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Why Are My Fingers Tingling?

Why Are My Fingers Tingling?

Very often, common symptoms like tingling in your fingers are simply the result of sitting at your desk too long. At other times, however, those same symptoms could signal a serious condition that needs immediate attention.…

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back pain

Where Does Your Back Hurt?

Before you undergo a slew of tests and examinations for back pain in Charleston, you may be able to limit the amount of probing your spinal doctor needs to do if you can present him with specific symptoms. If your neck or spine specialist knows where your pain is located, when your discomfort first started and what kinds of activities seem to aggravate your pain, it can point the back doctor to the cause of your pain.…

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