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: FAQ & General Discussions

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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Get a Second Opinion at SSI

It’s not easy to know when to get a second opinion in a medical matter. Sometimes, your health insurance carrier requires it. Sometimes, you just want to confirm a diagnosis. At other times, you may want to make sure you’re choosing the best available treatment.…

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New Location — Same Comprehensive Services

The Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) is the largest medical practice in South Carolina exclusively specializing in spinal care. And its footprint just got bigger. SSI and its ambulatory surgery center previously occupied about 41,000 square feet on three acres of land in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.…

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pregnancy back pain

Can Pregnancy Cause a Bad Back?

Motherhood is a mixed blessing of happiness and discomfort for most women. Pregnancy causes havoc on your body, especially when your lower back starts acting up. In fact, pregnancy back pain is the number one complaint from women. According to the National Institutes of Health, 50 percent of all pregnant women suffer from back pain at some point during the nine months.…

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Can Osteoporosis Run in the Family?

Osteoporosis is becoming a common disease worldwide. More than 54 million Americans are suffering already, and the numbers keep growing. In fact, studies show that every three seconds, a bone is fractured due to the disease.

Bones are living tissues that keep breaking down and rejuvenating.…

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medication

When SSI Doctors Prescribe Opioids

Opioid abuse reached a crisis level in 2018, but prescribing opioids under the guidance of a physician in therapeutic doses is still an efficient and effective way to alleviate back pain. The physicians at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) are highly trained specialists in back pain management.…

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