Spine Animations

Spine Animations

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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 Sandals to Protect Your Back

Back pain is one of the most common causes of doctor visits. Your back can start hurting from constant heavy lifting, a sudden jolting movement or a number of medical conditions. But you can take steps to avoid back pain by improving your posture and biomechanics.…

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10 Tips for Enjoying the Summer Pain-Free

It’s summer and there’s a good chance that you’re more active than ever. Sometimes enjoying a familiar activity like camping or swimming can lead to new back pain or irritate an old injury. Since a pain-free summer is a good summer, the back pain experts at the Southeastern Spine Institute have compiled tips to protect your back all summer long:

  1. Consider taking up yoga.

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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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A Weekend Itinerary in Charleston, SC

When spending a weekend in Charleston — from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon — you may want to try and see as much of the city as possible. You can always choose from a wide range of tours to get a basic history lesson, but you may be best off immersing yourself in the city’s charms, especially if you visit Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) on a regular basis.…

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Alternatives to Opioids for Chronic Back Pain

By now, you must have heard of the opioid crisis. Doctors and drug companies are experiencing a backlash due to the quadrupled increase in opioid prescriptions between 1999 and 2014. The rampant use of these medications has done immeasurable physical, psychological and economic harm to this country.…

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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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