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

Need a Second Opinion? Ask the Doctors of SSI

At the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI), your back is their specialty. They’re happy to see you if you’re coming in from an in-state referral or from an out-of-state physician. The SSI team can provide a first, second or third opinion at any time to make sure you’re comfortable with any medical decision.…

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How SSI Is Fighting the Opioid Crisis

Opioid drugs are powerful medications that doctors have been prescribing for the relief of intense physical pain for decades. But the U.S. saw a dramatic rise in the use of these medications since the 1990s. Since then, it’s become more and more apparent that opioid use can progress way too easily into addiction — and in far too many cases, it can lead to death.…

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Your Back, Your Choice

Back issues plague millions of Americans every year. Some issues can be resolved with rest. Sometimes, your primary-care physician may just recommend physical therapy and pain medication. Then there are the times when you need a little more expertise. Your physician usually refers you to a random specialist in your insurance network.…

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How You Can Learn About Back Pain

The more you know about back pain, the better armed you are to prevent further damage. With education, you can work with your doctor to make treatment decisions, too. Watch for live seminars coming this summer from the back pain experts at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) in Mt.…

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What to Do Until You Can Get to SSI

So, you’ve taken the steps and made an appointment with some of the most renowned back specialists in the country to treat your back pain. Whether you plan to visit the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) campus for the first time to get an initial evaluation or you’re scheduled for a procedure, you need to do everything you can to keep your back healthy until you get there.…

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What’s That Spasm All About?

Those uncontrollable twitches or contractions within the muscles of your lower back are most commonly known as back spasms. These spasms can come in a variety of forms, with differences in frequency and severity. Getting professional treatment from an experienced back pain doctor for your spasms can:

  • Stop the spasms from bothering you now
  • Prevent any further injuries from occurring

Although you may experience different kinds of muscle spasms in your back, the best thing you can do to help yourself is make an appointment with your spine doctor at the Southeaster Spine Institute (SSI).…

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How a Sore Shoulder Contributes to Back Pain

Your body is like an intricate jigsaw puzzle: if one piece is damaged, the whole suffers. Your body is made up of physical parts that all fit together and work together seamlessly. You can breathe not just because you have lungs.…

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Breakthroughs in Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is the medical specialization of treating diseases and disorders of the nervous system, especially the brain and spinal cord. Neurosurgery has been practiced throughout human history, but the most important neurosurgery breakthroughs have only come about in the last century.…

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The Latest News in Stem Cell Therapy

It seems like everywhere you turn these days, you hear about stem cells. That’s likely to be because of all the nearly miraculous advances that they’ve brought to modern medicine over the past decade. The future of medicine is now! And the research for future applications is about the only area more impressive than the results you’re already able to see from the therapies and treatments currently available.…

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You’ve Got Nerve

More than 100 billion neurons in your spinal cord and brain keep your nervous system firing on all systems. Your spine, spinal cord and brain make up your central nervous system, controlling everything in your body.

Your brain often gets all the attention for its role in maintaining a healthy body, but without your spine and spinal nerves, the signals from your brain would never reach the rest of your body.…

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