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.

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Mark D. Netherton, M.D.

Mark D. Netherton, M.D.
Dr. Netherton has spent his entire professional career in the Charleston area. He began as an Emergency Room Physician at the Charleston Memorial Hospital. Then he moved on to become a Physical and Clinical Physician at the Lieber Correctional Institute in Ridgeville. After working at Roper Hospital, he acted as the Pain Clinic Coordinator at the Carolina Spine Institute. He served as a staff anesthesiologist and Pain Clinic Coordinator at the East Cooper Regional Medical Center before joining the Pain Management Department at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI).

Education and Background

Dr. Netherton stayed close to home for his formal education, as well. He attended Charleston Southern University and then went on to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for his doctorate degree.

He stayed at MUSC for an internship in Transitional Medicine and for a three-year residency in Anesthesiology. Dr. Netherton is a retired Colonel in the South Carolina Army National Guard. He was Commander and State Surgeon for the SC Medical Command.

Board Certification and Associations

Dr. Netherton was named a Diplomate for the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) in 1991, the same year he was granted his license by the SC State Medical Board. He is board certified by both the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (since 1997) and by the American Academy of Pain Medicine (since 2002). In 2007, he completed the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), a trauma program by the American College of Surgeons, and the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), a training program by the American Heart Association.

He is an active member of these professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • South Carolina Spine Society of Anesthesiologists


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