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: Post Surgery Recovery

How a Back Brace Can Help After Surgery

After surgery at the Southeastern Spine Institute, your doctor may recommend a back brace to facilitate your natural healing process. The brace can support your back, your neck or for both, depending on how much support you need. While some patients may find braces uncomfortable, others report enjoying the feeling, especially when driving.…

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The Caretaker’s Role in Your Recovery

Rely on help during your back surgery recovery.

The key to a quick and complete recovery from any type of back surgery is planning. Your surgeon will explain what you can expect after your procedure, and you may have friends and family you can count on, but it’s up to you to plan ahead.…

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When You Can Start Running Again After Back Surgery

You put your health in the hands of capable, experienced and highly gifted surgeons at the Southeastern Spine Institute. But what happens after your back surgery is just as important for determining your future.

Exercise and physical therapy are required during your recovery period.…

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Boating After Back Surgery

Back surgery recovery takes time; don’t rush it.

Boating and fishing on the water are surprisingly hard on your spine and back muscles. It doesn’t matter how big your boat is — it can ride the waves like a drunken cowboy on a bull.…

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Recuperating at Home

All the back surgery performed at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) is same day back surgery. That means you have the procedure as an outpatient — you arrive in the morning, have the operation and return home that evening. Most doctors agree that recuperating in your own home helps you heal quicker, as long as you follow your back surgeon’s instructions.…

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Getting Intimate After Back Surgery

Back surgery is a big deal, so comply with your doctor’s orders during your back surgery recovery. You have to continue on medication for pain, undergo a series of physical rehabilitation sessions and confine yourself to those activities that do not reinjure your back.…

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Massage After Back Surgery

Do everything you can to speed your back surgery recovery.

Any kind of back surgery, even minimally invasive surgery, is hard on your body. After a successful surgery, you want to heal and get back to your normal life as quickly as possible.…

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Physical Therapy Following Back Surgery

Back surgery rehab requires physical therapy.

If you’ve opted for back surgery or if your spinal physician told you that you needed surgery, it likely means you’ve been experiencing acute back pain, possibly for a long time. Surgery on your spine is a delicate procedure, but if you’ve come to the Southeastern Spine Institute, you and your spine are in good hands.…

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Walk to a Speedy Recovery After Surgery

Recovery from back surgery progresses differently for everyone. And yet, you share many aspects of back surgery recovery with others:

  • Your body needs time for damaged tissue to heal.
  • In time, you will return to normal activities.
  • Time for recovery is a necessary part of rebuilding your strength.

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Lean on Me: Can a Cane Help or Hinder Your Recovery?

The spine specialists at the Southeastern Spine Institute always try non-invasive treatment before considering surgery, but sometimes surgery is the best (or only) option. Once you and your spine doctor have agreed on surgery to relieve your back pain, you should discuss what to expect during your back surgery rehab even before you enter the hospital.…

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