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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: Spine Health Tips

The Trick to Treating Back Pain: Catch It Early

Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints. It can be scarier than any ghoul or monster coming to your door on Halloween. Most back pain isn’t caused by running from scary creatures either; it’s usually traced to a much more mundane cause — like a muscle strain, injury, overuse or an ongoing spinal condition.…

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Back Pain and Weightlifting

Although it may seem that back pain and weightlifting shouldn’t complement one another, the strengthening that weightlifting offers can actually reduce back pain. Moderate weightlifting helps develop your back strength. It doesn’t have to be about body building. When training with the proper routine, your back can develop the strength it needs to keep you healthy and away from back pain.…

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The First Step to Living Pain Free: The Exam

When your back hurts, you want relief from pain as soon as you can get it. But you can’t rush into treatment before your doctors at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) have figured out what’s causing the pain. SSI specializes in diagnosing and treating pain to help people live pain-free lives.…

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Pros and Cons of Back Support Belts

Low back pain is the second most common symptom Americans cite as the reason they visit their health care providers every year. About 50 percent of Americans experience low back pain symptoms annually, and as many as 85 percent will experience some form of low back pain in their lifetime.…

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Bone Health and Your Back

If you had a house with an unsteady foundation or shaky walls, you’d worry about your safety while inside. In the same vein, your bones serve as the foundation and walls of your body. They provide structure, protect your vital organs, anchor your muscles, and store vitamins and minerals.…

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Whiplash and Its Potential Consequences

Whiplash is a neck injury that affects nearly three million Americans each year. Usually the result of a rear-end car accident, whiplash occurs when the neck experiences hyperextension and hyperflexion. In other words, it’s a serious neck sprain caused by the head forcefully moving backward and then forward.…

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Ergonomic Gardening Tips

Gardening has many benefits, yet it also carries everyday dangers you may not realize — especially for your back. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health cites back pain as one of the most common injuries reported. Americans easily spend more than $50 billion each year to treat back and shoulder pain alone.…

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Protecting Your Child’s Back

Childhood is one of the best times in a person’s life. It should be carefree, with no worries about the aches and pains that come with aging. However, with intense sports and the ever-growing technology industry, it’s more important than ever to take the proper precautions to protect your children’s backs.…

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Nutrition to Enhance Healing

After you’ve had back surgery, follow your surgeon’s instructions precisely. Spinal surgery is delicate, involved work, so for complete healing, follow the directions you’re given. Your surgeon will probably prescribe a regimen of physical therapy to help you regain full range of motion and remain pain-free.…

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Stretching to Alleviate Back Pain

Mild back pain can be a nuisance. It turns everyday tasks into painful chores. Walking, exercising, working and even sitting in a chair can cause you discomfort. If you’re experiencing back pain, back stretches may be the answer.

Stretching helps improve flexibility of your joints.…

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