The Simplest Way to Prevent Back Pain

So many people experience back pain at some point in their lives that it’s become almost normal. It’s certainly one of the most common reasons people visit a doctor. The simplest way to prevent back pain is to do everything you can to keep the muscles in your back and in your core strong and […]

Should You Do Sit-ups with a Bad Back?

Sit-ups are a standard exercise for those hoping to attain a flat, toned stomach with strong abdominal muscles. If you’re suffering from back pain, though, you may believe that sit-ups can strengthen your lower back and ease the pain. Ultimately, if you push yourself too much or do the exercise incorrectly, your pain will get […]

Does Your Diet Affect Your Spine?

Is My Diet Damaging My Spine? When the diet you consume is unhealthy, you miss out on the necessary nutrients that your bones and muscles need, which can affect your spine health. There may not be a direct link, such as the path from eating donuts to suffering back pain, but the indirect link does […]

The Simplest Way to Prevent Back Pain

So many people experience back pain at some point in their lives that it’s become almost normal. It’s certainly one of the most common reasons people visit a doctor. The simplest way to prevent back pain is to do everything you can to keep the muscles in your back and in your core strong and […]

Why Doctors Recommend Walking Every Day

Since you took your very first steps as a toddler, walking has been your primary mode of transportation. While it may not get you as far or as quickly as a car or an airplane, it remains your key to mobility. Without the ability to walk you may be dependent on other people. In fact, […]

The Safest Sports for Seniors

Is There Such a Thing as Senior-Safe Sports? Getting older can make it challenging to play the sports you enjoyed in your youth. Stiff joints, reduced flexibility and arthritis prevent you from moving and playing like you once did. Injuries that heal slowly (or not at all), chronic conditions that weaken your body, and other […]

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 […]

Simple Stretches You Can Do at Home

Sometimes, all you need is a few good back stretches to work out the kinks. But you shouldn’t just dive into stretching your back without proper preparation and instruction. You can just as easily create back problems from stretching the wrong way as you can from lifting weights incorrectly. Whether you’re undergoing treatment for a […]

When’s the Best Time to Stretch?

When you think about your health, you may not consider flexibility, but it’s one of the five components of ultimate physical fitness. Your muscles are like rubber bands. When a rubber band is short and tight and you apply force, it breaks easily. A longer, more elastic rubber band can withstand more force. Stretching — […]