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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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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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How to Prepare for a Virtual Back Pain Appointment

A virtual doctor appointment gives you an opportunity to get expert medical care from the comfort of your own home. Also called telemedicine, a virtual doctor appointment uses technology that includes voice, video and data for consultation, diagnosis and maybe even treatment.…

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Protecting Your Back While Working from Home

In 2020, more Americans work from home, but it’s a trend that started long before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. While this shift in work location offers some advantages, it also presents some challenges. If you’re among the millions of people who now work from home, either temporarily or permanently, you should learn how to protect your back.…

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Where to Find Art and Artists in Charleston

If you have a soft spot for art and you’re visiting the Southeastern Spine Institute for a checkup or procedure, take a day to explore downtown Charleston. The Holy City has artists who can dazzle you. They’ll make you want to bring something home with you.…

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Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

If you’ve hurt your shoulder since being quarantined at home, you’re not alone. Everyone has had to learn to get used to a new way of living. For the time being, it’s easy — and understandable — to slip into a sedentary lifestyle that may cause you to tweak your shoulder.…

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What Is a Pinched Nerve?

When a bone, cartilage, muscle or tendon press on a nerve, it causes pain, tingling, numbness or uncontrolled twitching. Pinched nerves can occur in your neck or back. Pinched nerve pain can radiate up or down your arms or legs.

Sometimes, chest pain may be due to a pinched nerve.…

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