Taking OTC Pain Relievers? Seek Medical Help

What’s Wrong with Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers? Most people assume that the over-the-counter (OTC) medications you can buy without a prescription are harmless. But according to the American Gastroenterological Association, these drugs are responsible for more than 100,000 hospital visits and have led to 16,500 deaths. OTC pain relievers can cause several serious health issues, such […]

What Sudden Back Pain May Mean

How Can I Tell What’s Causing My Back Pain? You can’t always know the source of sudden back pain. It can hit without warning, and it’s not always obvious what caused it. Back pain that comes on suddenly and lasts a long time is known as acute back pain. In many cases, it resolves with […]

How to Deal with Kids When Your Back Hurts

Most parents don’t get to take a day off when they’re not feeling that great. Dealing with kids can be especially challenging when your back hurts, since there are things that need to be done, whether or not you’re in pain. Learning the best back pain tips can keep you functioning while maintaining your sanity […]

5 Things to Do Every Day to Avoid Back Pain

If you’re prone to back pain, it’s a good idea to be proactive about the lifestyle choices you make every day. At the Southeastern Spine Institute, experienced specialists in spinal medicine help you understand how to avoid back pain and take the best possible care of your back. Back pain is one of the most […]

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. That […]

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. Your team of spine specialists at the Southeastern […]

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. Here are some reasons why you need to protect your […]

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 […]

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. A spinal cord stimulator stops the pain signals […]

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. Even just sitting for […]