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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What to Do When You’ve Hurt Your Knee

Your knees are almost always working. Walking to and from your daily tasks, withstanding the majority of your body weight and doing any exercise that involves the lower body all require healthy knees. While maintaining an active lifestyle prevents things like injuries or muscle strain, sometimes overexertion of the most used joints and ligaments can lead to varying degrees of knee pain.…

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How to Properly Pick Things Up

Whether you’re in the process of doing a thorough spring cleaning, tackling big clean-up projects in your yard, helping a friend move or doing heavy lifting as part of your job, protect your back when doing any lifting. Lower back pain, often from improper lifting, is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor.…

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Why SSI Moved to a New Location

The Southeastern Spine Institute and Ambulatory Surgery Center (SSI) moved in March 2020 to its current address at 1625 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC — just down the street from its previous location. That old location provided plenty of parking and two buildings containing all the equipment and expertise needed for back care on one campus.…

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Dealing with Back Pain Between SSI Visits

Back pain is often uncomfortable and even debilitating. So when your options for regular treatment become limited, you may reach your wit’s end. Similarly, if you have to wait a couple of weeks for your next appointment for a pain management treatment, your pain can make your life unmanageable.…

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How Your Shoulders Affect Your Back

Hunching over computers and other electronic devices is one of the main causes of upper back and shoulder pain. Your shoulders and your back are intricately connected through bones, ligaments and tendons. When something is out of alignment or damaged, your pain tends to radiate.…

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Get a Second Opinion at SSI

It’s not easy to know when to get a second opinion in a medical matter. Sometimes, your health insurance carrier requires it. Sometimes, you just want to confirm a diagnosis. At other times, you may want to make sure you’re choosing the best available treatment.…

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New Location — Same Comprehensive Services

The Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) is the largest medical practice in South Carolina exclusively specializing in spinal care. And its footprint just got bigger. SSI and its ambulatory surgery center previously occupied about 41,000 square feet on three acres of land in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.…

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Stretches for Seniors

George Bernard Shaw once said that “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” There’s a lot of truth to that statement, and it has an application to your body. The older you get, if you’re like many people, the less likely you are to engage in physical activity.…

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The Best Burgers in Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC is known for its rich history, artsy culture and eye-catching architecture. If you’re in Mount Pleasant to see one of the spine experts at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) for back treatment, you’ll find that Charleston is a charming city full of tasty cuisine and hospitable people.…

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The Types of Knee Pain and What It May Signal

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar:

  • You jump out of bed to shut off the alarm and wince as soon as you hit the floor.
  • You may have been overzealous in that pickup basketball game with the guys after work, and now you feel a distinct pain on the outside of your left knee.

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