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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

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Swimming vs. Walking: Which Is Better for Your Back?

If you’re active, you know that most forms of exercise are beneficial to your health and your back. But if you’ve already hurt your back or you’re susceptible to a back injury, talk to your spine specialist before starting any new sport or exercise program to ensure you don’t injure your back further.…

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Smell the Roses, But Careful How You Bend

Warm weather’s here again, and for most people, that means that it’s time to head outdoors with family and friends. Keep in mind how much activity you did over the winter, though, before hitting the hiking trail, the tennis court or the backyard garden.…

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Isokinetic Exercises for a Bad Back

Back pain is one of the main reasons people miss work or have to visit a doctor. It’s also one of the leading causes of disability. Most people experience back pain at least once in their lives. You may think that rest gives your back time to heal, but if your pain persists for four weeks or longer, rest alone isn’t working and in fact may be making your pain worse, as rest allows your back muscles to further atrophy.…

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New Streaming Service for Medical Documentaries

When your back hurts, you may be one of those people who immediately calls the doctor. But not everyone visits a doctor at the first sign of pain. If that describes you, you may admit to asking Dr. Google a question or two.…

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Long Distance Driving and Your Back

Whether you drive the highways for a living or want to go on an extended road trip, long distance driving involves sitting in the same position for a long time. You’re putting yourself at risk of developing back problems or aggravating back problems you already have.…

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diet and back pain

Can Your Diet Affect Your Back?

A healthy diet helps you reach and maintain a normal weight while reducing your risk of many common diseases. What you eat has a dramatic effect on your overall health, creating a straight link between your diet and back pain. If what you’re eating isn’t healthy, it can lead to inflammation that affects many aspects of your health.…

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The Dangers of a Sedentary Lifestyle

A sedentary lifestyle causes so many health issues that doctors commonly refer to it as the sitting disease. Some 40 to 50 million Americans are shortening their lifespans by just sitting or lying down too much and not doing enough physical activity.…

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Protect Yourself When You Walk Your Dog

Owning a dog is a fun-filled experience, most of the time. But it also comes with responsibilities. For some, especially older dog-owners, walking the dog can be a strenuous physical activity. Your dog could suddenly rush at another dog, even in excitement, or your dog may change direction when you’re not expecting it.…

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when to wear a back brace

When to Consider Wearing a Brace

Back pain is one of the most common injuries affecting Americans. If your back is hurting you, go see the spine specialists at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI). It may be that your solution is as simple as learning when to wear a back brace.…

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work-related back injuries

How to Deal with Work-Related Back Injuries

Back pain is one of the top reasons people miss work. According to the American Bureau of Labor Statistics, a million people suffer from work-related back injuries each year. In total, more than 264 million workdays are lost every year due to back pain.…

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