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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: Spine Health Tips

10 Ways to Keep Your Shoulders Working

When your shoulders are sore, even everyday activities like brushing your hair, driving or reaching for something in the cupboard can cause pain. That’s when you have to develop healthy habits to protect your shoulders from injury to remain mobile. Your shoulders form the crux from where all your arm movements begin.…

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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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Teaching Kids about Back Care

Back pain is one of the most common problems in adults, but many overlook the possibility of preventing it at an early age. Teaching kids at a young age can eliminate many back problems later in life. Show them how to take care of their backs, the risks that lead to back pain and the consequences of having chronic back pain.…

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Lifting Weights and Your Shoulders

Lifting weights is a great way to improve your posture, increase your strength, gain bone density and increase your metabolism. But too much can hurt your shoulders. Shoulder joints have a large range of motion. You use them in daily activities such as raking, throwing, reaching and picking up your children.…

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The Relationship between Your Knees and Your Back

Your body is a web of connections. When you feel pain in one area, it may actually be due to a disease or injury in a different spot. Your knees and your back are another connection. So back pain, particularly lower back pain, requires a diagnosis and treatment with an experienced pain physician, such as the spine experts at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI).…

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Core Exercises: Pros and Cons

The core of your body revolves around the muscles in your abdomen, sides and back. Your core also includes the majority of your spine. If your core muscles are weak, your back is at a greater risk of injury from lifting.…

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Kick the Habits that Lead to Back Pain

If you’ve ever had a painful back problem, you know all about the frustrations and discomfort. Did you know that most incidences of missed work are due to back pain? Chronic back pain disrupts many aspects of your daily life, including sleeping, hobbies and even sex.…

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Quit Smoking for Better Back Health

It’s well documented that smoking has a negative effect on your whole
body. It raises your risk of developing multiple health problems, from heart disease and stroke, to lung disease and cancer. Smoking is also associated with increased chronic back pain and is a risk factor for spine problems such as degenerative disc disease.…

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