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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

First Signs of Back Problems

Back pain is one of the most common complaints that doctors encounter. Since it’s so common, many people tend to write it off and try home remedies when it first appears. If you begin a new exercise routine and feel sore the next day, rest and stretching may be all that’s required.…

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What to Do When You’ve Hurt Your Knee

Your knees are almost always working. Walking to and from your daily tasks, withstanding the majority of your body weight and doing any exercise that involves the lower body all require healthy knees. While maintaining an active lifestyle prevents things like injuries or muscle strain, sometimes overexertion of the most used joints and ligaments can lead to varying degrees of knee pain.…

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How to Properly Pick Things Up

Whether you’re in the process of doing a thorough spring cleaning, tackling big clean-up projects in your yard, helping a friend move or doing heavy lifting as part of your job, protect your back when doing any lifting. Lower back pain, often from improper lifting, is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor.…

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Dealing with Back Pain Between SSI Visits

Back pain is often uncomfortable and even debilitating. So when your options for regular treatment become limited, you may reach your wit’s end. Similarly, if you have to wait a couple of weeks for your next appointment for a pain management treatment, your pain can make your life unmanageable.…

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How Your Shoulders Affect Your Back

Hunching over computers and other electronic devices is one of the main causes of upper back and shoulder pain. Your shoulders and your back are intricately connected through bones, ligaments and tendons. When something is out of alignment or damaged, your pain tends to radiate.…

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Stretches for Seniors

George Bernard Shaw once said that “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” There’s a lot of truth to that statement, and it has an application to your body. The older you get, if you’re like many people, the less likely you are to engage in physical activity.…

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The Types of Knee Pain and What It May Signal

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar:

  • You jump out of bed to shut off the alarm and wince as soon as you hit the floor.
  • You may have been overzealous in that pickup basketball game with the guys after work, and now you feel a distinct pain on the outside of your left knee.

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TENS and Your Back

With more and more doctors reluctant to prescribe opiates for pain, a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation unit (TENS) has become an attractive option. TENS treatments also continue the trend toward healthier alternatives than opiates, which have proven addictive.

At the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI), your spine physician may recommend this pain-free alternative to pain medications when you undergo physical therapy at SSI.…

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Shoulder Injuries Don’t Happen Just to Athletes

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body, but that freedom of movement makes it susceptible to injuries. Injuries to the shoulder usually involve tendons, ligaments and muscles, rather than bone. Shoulder injuries are common, even in people who don’t participate in any kind of athletics, and they can affect other areas of your body, such as your neck and back.…

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How to Get out of Bed without Pain

Morning stiffness and discomfort may seem like a normal part of the aging process, but it doesn’t have to be. You can ease those early aches when heavy workouts or recovery from a procedure make getting out of bed a bit difficult.…

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