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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Last-Resort Surgery to Relieve Lifelong Back Pain

After trying just about everything in their toolboxes, the spinal physicians at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) may have to resort to surgery to repair, treat or relieve back pain. It’s usually highly unlikely that you need surgery because of the many options on tap at SSI to treat your back pain.…

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Non-Invasive vs. Invasive Procedures

What Does “Non-Invasive” Really Mean?

In the old days, the only way doctors could examine a diseased organ or malfunctioning joint was to cut through the skin and open up the body. Having done this, they could then determine the nature of the problem and decide on a course of action, which may or may not happen during the same surgical procedure.…

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Warm-Up Exercises After Back Surgery

Warm-up exercises are critical to improving the health and structural condition of your back during your back surgery recovery. While the desire to rest your back is entirely natural, it’s not the optimal way for your back to recover from the stress and trauma of back surgery.…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Mattress

If you’ve recently had back surgery, it’s time to evaluate your mattress. Comfortable support is always necessary for deep sleep, but you need it even more once you’ve had back surgery. Your best healing occurs when you sleep.

By purchasing the most suitable bed now helps you avoid problems in the future.…

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The Iconic Sights in Charleston, SC

The city of Charleston, South Carolina, was chartered more than 300 years ago. It’s the perfect place to go if you’re a history buff — enjoy the shopping in historic landmarks or combine excitement with education on a family trip. Following back surgery, enjoy these iconic sights by foot if you’re able or by tour bus and car if you need to take it easy.…

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Charleston in the Winter

While the spinal physicians at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) take every measure before resorting to surgery for your back pain, sometimes it’s the only treatment that will work. And when you have the option of choosing a good time to undergo a procedure, you may believe that winter’s the best season to grab a little downtime.…

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6 Aids to Help You Recover from Back Surgery

Back surgery procedures run the gamut from basic, non-invasive surgery to in-depth procedures that require extensive recovery time. Either way, it’s best to know what to expect with your specific back surgery recovery by talking to your spinal doctor or surgeon ahead of time, so you and your caregiver can have things ready.…

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The Medical Videos of the Southeastern Spine Institute

The Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) is a top-rated medical facility, the largest medical practice in South Carolina specializing in spine-only care. And while you can get an accurate diagnosis for your back pain and the best care for your illness or injury at SSI, part of their mission is to educate the public.…

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What Is a Foraminotomy Procedure?

When it comes to your spine, what’s causing you terrible pain also comes with an equally horrifyingly named procedure to fix it. A foraminotomy procedure is one such example. But the relief is worth learning how to pronounce it — which, by the way, is fōr′am-i-not′ŏ-mē.…

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