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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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Tips to Avoid Falling While Wearing a Mask

The COVID pandemic has forced us to change our lives in several unprecedented ways. Health experts have advised governments to mandate mask-wearing in most enclosed public venues and even in many outdoor settings. While numerous studies demonstrate that masks prevent the spread of COVID, many people are reluctant to wear them for other reasons, including:

  • The politics of mask-wearing
  • The inconvenience of wearing a mask everywhere
  • The increased possibility of falling because of obstructed vision

The Southeastern Spine Institute can address the last reason.…

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How Your Mood Affects Your Physical Health

How Do I Stay Healthy When I’m Down?

How to stay healthy when you’re in pain — either physically or mentally — varies depending on your mental health diagnosis. There’s a complex link between your mood and your overall well-being. You may experience persistent back pain, for example, that doesn’t respond to any treatment.…

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The Proper Way to Wear a Mask and Why

How Do I Wear a Mask Properly for COVID-19 Precautions?

Taking precautions, as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), helps slow the spread of COVID virus These COVID-19 precautions include washing your hands frequently, staying at least six feet away from people who don’t live with you, avoiding large crowds or places that are poorly ventilated, and wearing a mask.…

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Why Is the Practice Called an Institute?

Back pain is one of the most debilitating health problems. It’s the third-most common reason for visits to a doctor’s office and a leading cause of missed workdays. It’s also the leading cause of physical disability. When you have back problems, your life changes drastically.…

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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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Finding a Support Group for People with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as persistent pain that continues for three to six months and beyond. When you’re experiencing it, you may feel other people can’t understand what you’re going through. But you’re not alone — about one in four American adults suffer from chronic back pain.…

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What Is Minimally Invasive Back Surgery?

If you’ve been told you need to have surgery on your back, that doesn’t mean that you’ll be laid up for months or suffer extraordinary pain and discomfort. In fact, when you visit the Southeastern Spine Institute in Mt. Pleasant, SC for back surgery, you can expect to be mobile and active within a week or so.…

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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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Hidden Dangers for Your Back in Winter

Why Does My Back Hurt Worse in the Winter?

There are actually many reasons you may find your back hurts this winter, and it’s not all about the weather, either. Outdoor activities change and often become harder on your body with the change in temperatures.…

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Osteoporosis and Your Back

Do Osteoporosis and Back Pain Always Go Together?

Osteoporosis is a common condition in which bone mass decreases, causing bones to weaken and become brittle. It develops when your body isn’t creating new bone as quickly as it’s losing old bone.…

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