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 Most Invasive Back Surgery – And Why You Might Need It

You may read a lot these days about minimally invasive procedures and how wonderful they are for so many people suffering from back pain. And while they sound great, these procedures aren’t for everybody. If your condition has defied other treatments in the past, your medical team at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) may insist on discussing more invasive procedures to solve your back issues.…

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A Stiff Neck Isn’t Always Something Minor

A stiff neck can be annoying and uncomfortable. You take over-the-counter pain relievers and hope the pain goes away. But there are times when your stiff neck can be a symptom of something serious. If the pain persists, it may be time to consult your spinal doctor at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI).…

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Spine Implants and How They Work

To understand how spine implants work, you have to know a little about the purpose they serve. Thanks to advances in medical technology, most spinal conditions no longer require surgery. But if your medical condition has advanced to the point that your spine needs additional strength or stability, spinal implants may just provide the answer you’re looking for.…

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One and Done: How to Avoid Re-Injuring Your Back

After having survived your last back injury, you know it’s not something you want to going through again. Back pain isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. Eight out of 10 people have been forced to endure back pain at some point in their lives.…

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10 Tips for Ergonomic Cellphone Use

Cellphones and back pain aren’t exactly things you associate with each other — until you have a problem. Ergonomics are probably not the most pressing issue on the minds of cellphone designers either. Capability and convenience often outshine comfort in the world of mobile devices.…

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Back Surgery Blues: Fighting Depression

You’ve come a long way in this challenging journey. Now, you’re at the point of preparing for back surgery. Each step closer has brought you more complex information to process, various solutions to consider and unfortunately, the possibility of depression. While you’ve bravely battled chronic pain and uncertainty on a daily basis, overwhelming worry and anxiety may have crept into your mind.…

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How to Tell If Your Hips Are Out of Alignment

Even very minor concerns about spinal health may indicate that a problem is in the making. Untreated, back pain can lead to more debilitating problems. Some of these problems result from a lack of knowledge about what’s wrong with your back and what steps you can take to treat it.…

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The Best Local Food in Charleston, SC

With a rich history and local passion, Charleston, South Carolina, is a prime location for dining out. If you’re in town to visit one of the specialists at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) either for yourself or as a helper, you’re in for a treat.…

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Safe High-Impact Exercises to Improve Bone Density

Unless you’re an astronaut, you don’t experience the effects of spaceflight osteopenia caused by weightlessness. Long-term space flights can result in an alarming 20 percent loss of bone. To counteract the debilitating effects of their extraterrestrial lifestyle, astronauts engage in at least 15 hours a week of high-impact exercise.…

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A Bum Knee Can Tweak Your Back

A “trick knee” is a term you may have heard before. It describes a knee that easily buckles under or gives way without warning. If you have this kind of knee problem, you may experience anything from severe pain to minor discomfort.…

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