Blog – Pain-Free Life

Taking OTC Pain Relievers? Seek Medical Help

What’s Wrong with Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers? Most people assume that the over-the-counter (OTC) medications you can buy without a prescription are harmless. But according to the American Gastroenterological Association, these drugs are responsible for more than 100,000 hospital visits and...

Read more

What Sudden Back Pain May Mean

How Can I Tell What’s Causing My Back Pain? You can’t always know the source of sudden back pain. It can hit without warning, and it’s not always obvious what caused it. Back pain that comes on suddenly and lasts...

Read more

How to Deal with Kids When Your Back Hurts

Most parents don’t get to take a day off when they’re not feeling that great. Dealing with kids can be especially challenging when your back hurts, since there are things that need to be done, whether or not you’re in...

Read more

5 Things to Do Every Day to Avoid Back Pain

If you’re prone to back pain, it’s a good idea to be proactive about the lifestyle choices you make every day. At the Southeastern Spine Institute, experienced specialists in spinal medicine help you understand how to avoid back pain and...

Read more

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....

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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 —...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more