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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: FAQ & General Discussions

Can Osteoporosis Run in the Family?

Osteoporosis is becoming a common disease worldwide. More than 54 million Americans are suffering already, and the numbers keep growing. In fact, studies show that every three seconds, a bone is fractured due to the disease.

Bones are living tissues that keep breaking down and rejuvenating.…

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When SSI Doctors Prescribe Opioids

Opioid abuse reached a crisis level in 2018, but prescribing opioids under the guidance of a physician in therapeutic doses is still an efficient and effective way to alleviate back pain. The physicians at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) are highly trained specialists in back pain management.…

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Caregivers’ Guide to Back Surgery Recovery

Helping a family member or friend through back surgery recovery can be an exhausting yet fulfilling feat. But you have to keep a healthy balance between delivering the best care to someone after surgery and not overworking yourself. Caring for yourself as much as you care for your loved one creates the best environment for everyone.…

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Pain Relief Alternatives to Opioids

Back, neck or leg pain can severely limit your ability to enjoy everyday activities. Chronic pain can become especially debilitating, impacting every area of your life, including your ability to eat, work and sleep normally. This, in turn, can lead to significant forms of anxiety and depression over time.…

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Is Stem Cell Therapy Right for You?

Experiencing back pain is an unfortunate reality for millions of Americans. Back pain often is caused by a poor diet that leads to inflammation. Back pain also can result from a sedentary work environment, poor posture or from an accident or sports injury.…

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The Latest News About Injections for Pain

Many people suffer from chronic or acute back pain. The pain can be so debilitating that you may not be able to function. Fortunately, there are a number of different treatments available for back pain. Your doctors at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) offer a wealth of treatments such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Pain medication
  • Surgery
  • Back pain injections

With the different treatments for pain available, you may get relief from one treatment or from a combination of options.…

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Need a Second Opinion? Ask the Doctors of SSI

At the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI), your back is their specialty. They’re happy to see you if you’re coming in from an in-state referral or from an out-of-state physician. The SSI team can provide a first, second or third opinion at any time to make sure you’re comfortable with any medical decision.…

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How SSI Is Fighting the Opioid Crisis

Opioid drugs are powerful medications that doctors have been prescribing for the relief of intense physical pain for decades. But the U.S. saw a dramatic rise in the use of these medications since the 1990s. Since then, it’s become more and more apparent that opioid use can progress way too easily into addiction — and in far too many cases, it can lead to death.…

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Your Back, Your Choice

Back issues plague millions of Americans every year. Some issues can be resolved with rest. Sometimes, your primary-care physician may just recommend physical therapy and pain medication. Then there are the times when you need a little more expertise. Your physician usually refers you to a random specialist in your insurance network.…

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How You Can Learn About Back Pain

The more you know about back pain, the better armed you are to prevent further damage. With education, you can work with your doctor to make treatment decisions, too. Watch for live seminars coming this summer from the back pain experts at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) in Mt.…

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