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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: Pain-Free Life

How Your Mood Affects Your Physical Health

How Do I Stay Healthy When I’m Down?

How to stay healthy when you’re in pain — either physically or mentally — varies depending on your mental health diagnosis. There’s a complex link between your mood and your overall well-being. You may experience persistent back pain, for example, that doesn’t respond to any treatment.…

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Finding a Support Group for People with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as persistent pain that continues for three to six months and beyond. When you’re experiencing it, you may feel other people can’t understand what you’re going through. But you’re not alone — about one in four American adults suffer from chronic back pain.…

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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.…

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Managing Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain is defined as a persistent pain that affects your back for at least three months without improving or while getting progressively worse. This uncomfortable condition can seriously reduce your ability to function normally. Common everyday tasks — like getting in or out of a vehicle, carrying your groceries or even taking a bath — become burdensome or overwhelming when you’re experiencing this type of pain.…

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When You Need a Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant

Chronic back pain is always there, forcing you to make concessions in your lifestyle, stopping you from fully enjoying your life. When no therapeutic treatment and no surgical procedure can stop the pain you feel, then it may be time to try a spinal cord stimulator implant.…

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The Benefits of a Standing Desk

Prolonged sitting — at a desk, in front of a computer — leads to poor posture that causes issues from neck and back pain to shoulder and arm muscle stress. When your body is in a resting position, you tend to lean forward, which adds pressure to your spine and neck.…

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When to See a Spine Physician

Neglecting your back leads to a host of problems, from simple pain to infirmity. The muscles, ligaments, bones and discs in your back have phenomenal strength and durability, which allow you a full range of flexibility. The intricate arrangement enables you to:

  • Walk
  • Bend
  • Sit
  • Twist
  • Lift heavy objects
  • Maintain your posture
  • Support body weight
  • Balance your body

The complex back muscles control virtually everything you do.…

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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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The Best Sleeping Positions

Finding the best sleeping positions to fit the uniqueness of your body can make a major difference in how you feel when you wake up. As you age, the way you sleep directly influences the amount of pain your body feels.…

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Managing Chronic Back Pain

Low back pain is among the most common health complaints in the country. If you experience continuous back pain for three months or more, your pain is considered chronic. Chronic back pain can affect your productivity at work while also curtaining your daily activities.…

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