How to Deal with Kids When Your Back Hurts

Most parents don’t get to take a day off when they’re not feeling that great. Dealing with kids can be especially challenging when your back hurts, since there are things that need to be done, whether or not you’re in pain. Learning the best back pain tips can keep you functioning while maintaining your sanity […]

5 Things to Do Every Day to Avoid Back Pain

If you’re prone to back pain, it’s a good idea to be proactive about the lifestyle choices you make every day. At the Southeastern Spine Institute, experienced specialists in spinal medicine help you understand how to avoid back pain and take the best possible care of your back. Back pain is one of the most […]

Simple Stretches You Can Do at Home

Sometimes, all you need is a few good back stretches to work out the kinks. But you shouldn’t just dive into stretching your back without proper preparation and instruction. You can just as easily create back problems from stretching the wrong way as you can from lifting weights incorrectly. Whether you’re undergoing treatment for a […]

When’s the Best Time to Stretch?

When you think about your health, you may not consider flexibility, but it’s one of the five components of ultimate physical fitness. Your muscles are like rubber bands. When a rubber band is short and tight and you apply force, it breaks easily. A longer, more elastic rubber band can withstand more force. Stretching — […]

Strength vs. Flexibility: What’s More Important for Your Back?

Don’t overlook back strength when you start an exercise regimen. While flexibility is important, back strength helps you maintain your overall health and well-being. Your spine supports your neck and spinal column. When you have weak back muscles, you limit your range of motion and can develop sprains or muscle spasms. Over time, these aches […]

Dancing and Your Back

If you love to dance, but have back problems, learn how to move properly so you can keep dancing. If you haven’t had back issues yet, take precautions to prevent them. If you experience a nagging back pain from dancing, your spine physician at the Southeastern Spine Institute near Charleston, SC, can diagnose and treat […]

Hidden Dangers for Your Back in Winter

Why Does My Back Hurt Worse in the Winter? There are actually many reasons you may find your back hurts this winter, and it’s not all about the weather, either. Outdoor activities change and often become harder on your body with the change in temperatures. Here are some reasons why you need to protect your […]

How to Tell if You’re Overdoing an Activity

How Can I Tell if My Back Pain Is from Exercising? When your back starts acting up, visit your back specialist at the Southeastern Spine Institute for an evaluation. Overwork and overtraining can lead to physical problems that hinder your mobility and limit your quality of life. Untreated back pain from exercise can lead to […]

The Value of a Personal Trainer

Why Do I Need a Personal Trainer? A certified personal trainer can design an exercise program centered around your individual needs and physical limitations. Such a program maximizes your results while minimizing the risk of injury. The physical therapists at the Southeastern Spine Institute teach you the proper form for each movement, motivating you to […]

How to Develop Strong Bones

During your childhood, your skeleton naturally grows in size and density. As you age, good habits lay the foundation for future bone health. While it’s true that childhood and adolescence are important times for bone development, there are several steps you can take to improve your bone health when you’re an adult, including: Increasing your […]