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: FAQ & General Discussions


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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The Latest News in Stem Cell Therapy

It seems like everywhere you turn these days, you hear about stem cells. That’s likely to be because of all the nearly miraculous advances that they’ve brought to modern medicine over the past decade. The future of medicine is now! And the research for future applications is about the only area more impressive than the results you’re already able to see from the therapies and treatments currently available.…

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You’ve Got Nerve

More than 100 billion neurons in your spinal cord and brain keep your nervous system firing on all systems. Your spine, spinal cord and brain make up your central nervous system, controlling everything in your body.

Your brain often gets all the attention for its role in maintaining a healthy body, but without your spine and spinal nerves, the signals from your brain would never reach the rest of your body.…

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Technology and Your Back

When you suffer from back aches, you may seek back pain relief from any remedy, whether it’s any comfort or not. You’re not alone. In fact, nearly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic and ongoing back pain, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine.…

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Is Back Pain in Your Genes?

The human spine is a marvel of strength, but it’s also a delicate and complex structure. From the muscles that support your spine to the discs that separate each vertebra, your back is similar to a finely tuned machine that you must maintain and care for so it functions properly.…

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Questions to Ask Before Your Back Surgery

Chronic back trouble can affect many areas of your life. It can inhibit your ability to work and exercise that in turn leads to more complications. Back pain can affect your mental health too, leading to depression and anxiety. And it can impact your general activity levels and enthusiasm for life in general.…

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Managing Your Medications

Controlling your pain following back surgery

Whether you undergo minimally invasive back surgery or have a more intensive procedure that requires a longer rehabilitation, you can expect to experience some pain. Even the most experienced spine surgeons, like your doctors at the Southeastern Spine Institute, must maneuver around muscle tissue and nerve roots to fix your back problems.…

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The Difference Between X-Ray, Fluoroscopy, MRI and Ultrasound

When you come to the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) because you’re experiencing back pain, the first step for your doctor is to make an accurate diagnosis. Only with the right diagnosis can a spine specialist prescribe the appropriate treatment. The spinal physicians at SSI have many resources available to them to help diagnose exactly what’s causing your back pain, including:

Your doctor also performs a physical exam, takes a medical history and asks you questions about your back pain.…

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