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: Spine Health Tips

Strength vs. Flexibility: What’s More Important for Your Back?

Don’t overlook back strength when you start an exercise regimen. While flexibility is important, back strength helps you maintain your overall health and well-being. Your spine supports your neck and spinal column. When you have weak back muscles, you limit your range of motion and can develop sprains or muscle spasms.…

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Dancing and Your Back

If you love to dance, but have back problems, learn how to move properly so you can keep dancing. If you haven’t had back issues yet, take precautions to prevent them. If you experience a nagging back pain from dancing, your spine physician at the Southeastern Spine Institute near Charleston, SC, can diagnose and treat the cause.…

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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.…

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When to See a Spine Physician

Neglecting your back leads to a host of problems, from simple pain to infirmity. The muscles, ligaments, bones and discs in your back have phenomenal strength and durability, which allow you a full range of flexibility. The intricate arrangement enables you to:

  • Walk
  • Bend
  • Sit
  • Twist
  • Lift heavy objects
  • Maintain your posture
  • Support body weight
  • Balance your body

The complex back muscles control virtually everything you do.…

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How to Develop Strong Bones

During your childhood, your skeleton naturally grows in size and density. As you age, good habits lay the foundation for future bone health. While it’s true that childhood and adolescence are important times for bone development, there are several steps you can take to improve your bone health when you’re an adult, including:

  • Increasing your physical activity, incorporating high impact exercises to improve bone density
  • Eating a diet that’s rich in calcium
  • Making lifestyle changes like becoming more active, quitting smoking and losing weight

As you get older, old bone breaks down at a slightly faster rate than your body builds new bone.…

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The Best Sleeping Positions

Finding the best sleeping positions to fit the uniqueness of your body can make a major difference in how you feel when you wake up. As you age, the way you sleep directly influences the amount of pain your body feels.…

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How Twisting Affects Your Back

You need to twist to get in or out of your car, reach for the salt and pepper, pick up a baby or turn the pages of a newspaper. In fact, you probably spend more time twisting your back throughout the day than you realize.…

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How to Set Up an Ergonomic Home Office

If you work at a desk for eight hours a day or more, consider the toll all that sitting takes on your body. In particular, your back bears the brunt of that activity. So take extra precautions to protect it from strain, injury and persistent aggravation.…

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Keeping Your Back Healthy During Daily Activities

Due to its crucial function in keeping you moving and flexible, your spine is vulnerable to injury and disease, which cause discomfort and pain. Your problems can worsen if you don’t have them treated by an experienced spine physician. You may develop chronic back pain, which is debilitating and a major cause of disability.…

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Managing Chronic Back Pain

Low back pain is among the most common health complaints in the country. If you experience continuous back pain for three months or more, your pain is considered chronic. Chronic back pain can affect your productivity at work while also curtaining your daily activities.…

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