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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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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What to Do Until You Can Get to SSI

So, you’ve taken the steps and made an appointment with some of the most renowned back specialists in the country to treat your back pain. Whether you plan to visit the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) campus for the first time to get an initial evaluation or you’re scheduled for a procedure, you need to do everything you can to keep your back healthy until you get there.…

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What’s That Spasm All About?

Those uncontrollable twitches or contractions within the muscles of your lower back are most commonly known as back spasms. These spasms can come in a variety of forms, with differences in frequency and severity. Getting professional treatment from an experienced back pain doctor for your spasms can:

  • Stop the spasms from bothering you now
  • Prevent any further injuries from occurring

Although you may experience different kinds of muscle spasms in your back, the best thing you can do to help yourself is make an appointment with your spine doctor at the Southeaster Spine Institute (SSI).…

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How a Sore Shoulder Contributes to Back Pain

Your body is like an intricate jigsaw puzzle: if one piece is damaged, the whole suffers. Your body is made up of physical parts that all fit together and work together seamlessly. You can breathe not just because you have lungs.…

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Breakthroughs in Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is the medical specialization of treating diseases and disorders of the nervous system, especially the brain and spinal cord. Neurosurgery has been practiced throughout human history, but the most important neurosurgery breakthroughs have only come about in the last century.…

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