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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

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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