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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Category: Conditions & Diagnosis

Spinal Birth Defects

Many adult back problems have their roots in traumatic injury to the spine or the nerves surrounding it. Some back issues, however, are the result of spinal birth defects that went undetected through childhood. These birth defects may cause abnormal wear and tear on the spine, leading to discomfort, numbness and other issues later in life.…

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When Do You Need a Total Disc Replacement?

Only after the spine physicians at Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) have exhausted every tool and technique for combating lower back pain do they turn to total disc replacement surgery. This surgery is a last resort option that replaces damaged or worn discs in the lumbar portion of your spine or lower back.…

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Diagnosing Stenosis

Spinal stenosis symptoms make it difficult to diagnose.

Even for the spine specialists at Southeastern Spine Institute, spinal stenosis is one of those rare illnesses that are hard to diagnose. It’s not because the symptoms are difficult to locate or identify.…

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Bone Density: Just a Women’s Issue?

Spine doctors want bone density tested for all aging patients.

Usually, when you hear that someone has osteoporosis or tested for low bone density, you think of grandma and her stooped shoulders. But spine doctors urge everyone, including older men, to get bone density tests.…

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The Role of Genetics in Back Problems

Genetics are proving to hold the answers to many of life’s persistent questions and may even explain the source of your back pain. You normally associate your genes with hair and eye color, as well as other factors related to your appearance, your propensity for developing cancer or dementia, and the odds of living to 100.…

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Belly Fat and Back Pain

If you’re overweight, you are in the majority in America. According to the National Institutes of Health, two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Black, white, young, old, even rich and poor —the numbers may change slightly, but you’ll find a large overweight percentage in every group.…

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neck pain

A Pain in the Neck

Neck pain is just that — a pain in the neck. It’s rare that neck pain is a sign of serious complications, but when you experience ongoing neck pain, Charleston is the best place for you. Go see one of our spinal doctors at the Southeastern Spine Institute.…

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nerve testing

Nerve Testing: What, Why, When & How?

Nerve testing, also known as a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) study, is a diagnostic tool used by the spine specialists at the Southeastern Spine Institute. The SSI campus in Mt. Pleasant combines a number of different departments under one roof, so physicians of different specialties often collaborate.…

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What Your Leg Pain Might Mean

Leg pain can be chronic or acute, regular or intermittent, severe or mildly irritating. No matter how bad the pain becomes, however, it very likely gets in the way of you enjoying life as much as you want. Whether you have difficulty walking or disruptions in your sleep, you need to see a medical doctor in Charleston to rule out any major complication that could be causing the pain because leg pain often originates in your back.…

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Nerve Testing For Diagnosis

Your spinal cord delivers nerve signals throughout your body. You have 31 pairs of spinal nerves that convey signals from your brain to other parts of your body. And they all enter and exit through your spinal column.

The nerve root is the point at which a nerve exits your spine and connects to peripheral nerves.…

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