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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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Back Surgery Recovery Tips

Recovering from back surgery takes time. But it can go faster and with less discomfort when you closely follow the directions of your spinal care team at the Southeastern Spine Institute. While diagnosing or repairing back problems is the goal of back surgery, your continued health and well-being are just as important.…

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Managing Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain is defined as a persistent pain that affects your back for at least three months without improving or while getting progressively worse. This uncomfortable condition can seriously reduce your ability to function normally. Common everyday tasks — like getting in or out of a vehicle, carrying your groceries or even taking a bath — become burdensome or overwhelming when you’re experiencing this type of pain.…

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When You Need a Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant

Chronic back pain is always there, forcing you to make concessions in your lifestyle, stopping you from fully enjoying your life. When no therapeutic treatment and no surgical procedure can stop the pain you feel, then it may be time to try a spinal cord stimulator implant.…

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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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Top 10 Foods to Help You Heal

Whether you’ve been injured or are recovering from medical treatment you must do everything possible to rehabilitate your body. Adequate rest, physical therapy and medications — as recommended by your doctor at the Southeastern Spine Institute — are all critical to your recovery.…

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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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10 Tips for Caregivers

Caregivers are often family members or friends who take care of you in need. A broader definition includes paid care providers. Following a back surgery or another procedure at the Southeastern Spine Institute in Charleston, SC, you usually have to rely on the assistance of a caregiver, either paid or volunteer.…

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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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