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: FAQ & General Discussions

The Proper Way to Wear a Mask and Why

How Do I Wear a Mask Properly for COVID-19 Precautions?

Taking precautions, as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), helps slow the spread of COVID virus These COVID-19 precautions include washing your hands frequently, staying at least six feet away from people who don’t live with you, avoiding large crowds or places that are poorly ventilated, and wearing a mask.…

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Why Is the Practice Called an Institute?

Back pain is one of the most debilitating health problems. It’s the third-most common reason for visits to a doctor’s office and a leading cause of missed workdays. It’s also the leading cause of physical disability. When you have back problems, your life changes drastically.…

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Osteoporosis and Your Back

Do Osteoporosis and Back Pain Always Go Together?

Osteoporosis is a common condition in which bone mass decreases, causing bones to weaken and become brittle. It develops when your body isn’t creating new bone as quickly as it’s losing old bone.…

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10 Tips for Caregivers

Caregivers are often family members or friends who take care of you in need. A broader definition includes paid care providers. Following a back surgery or another procedure at the Southeastern Spine Institute in Charleston, SC, you usually have to rely on the assistance of a caregiver, either paid or volunteer.…

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How to Prepare for a Virtual Back Pain Appointment

A virtual doctor appointment gives you an opportunity to get expert medical care from the comfort of your own home. Also called telemedicine, a virtual doctor appointment uses technology that includes voice, video and data for consultation, diagnosis and maybe even treatment.…

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What Is a Pinched Nerve?

When a bone, cartilage, muscle or tendon press on a nerve, it causes pain, tingling, numbness or uncontrolled twitching. Pinched nerves can occur in your neck or back. Pinched nerve pain can radiate up or down your arms or legs.

Sometimes, chest pain may be due to a pinched nerve.…

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Upgrades for the Southeastern Spine Institute

When the Southeastern Spine Institute moved to its new location at 1625 Hospital Drive, the practice upgraded more than just its address. The new facility can now boast more spacious outpatient procedure rooms, as well as all the latest diagnostic and treatment equipment.…

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The Advantages of an Updated Ambulatory Surgical Center

An ambulatory surgery center, also referred to as an ASC, is a modern, fully equipped facility for outpatient surgical procedures. An up-to-date ASC features the same kinds of surgical capabilities, safety equipment and qualified personnel that you’d find in a surgical suite at a hospital.…

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Why SSI Moved to a New Location

The Southeastern Spine Institute and Ambulatory Surgery Center (SSI) moved in March 2020 to its current address at 1625 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC — just down the street from its previous location. That old location provided plenty of parking and two buildings containing all the equipment and expertise needed for back care on one campus.…

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