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: Spine Health Tips

A Bum Knee Can Tweak Your Back

A “trick knee” is a term you may have heard before. It describes a knee that easily buckles under or gives way without warning. If you have this kind of knee problem, you may experience anything from severe pain to minor discomfort.…

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Your Skeletal Structure Extends from Your Head to Your Toes

Your body is a container. Along with the recognizable contents of organs, blood and bones, your body also contains sensations. Sensations are feelings or perceptions that provide you with information about yourself.

Sometimes, these sensations are confusing or alarming. Perhaps you have a burning pain in your foot, but you can’t recall injuring it.…

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How Your Limbs Impact Your Back

Your body is a complex and interconnected system. Your doctor considers many factors when it comes to maintaining your spinal health, including:

  • Your everyday posture
  • Your lifestyle
  • Your medical history
  • How your limbs interact with your spinal column

Just as a pinched nerve in your back can lead to pain in your leg, so can your legs impact your back.…

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Don’t Rely on “Dr. Google” — Get an Exam

If you’re like most people, you probably went to a search engine to answer a health-related question at some point over the past few years. Maybe you found some valuable information and maybe you were misled. But why does everyone rely on Google searches first?…

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Coccyx Protection

The coccyx, more commonly known as the tailbone, is a small, triangle-shaped bone that’s situated at the bottom of your spine. Three to five spinal bones make up the coccyx — it actually varies between individuals. Its main function is to serve as an attachment site for tendons, ligaments and muscles.…

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7 Tips to Protect Your Back When You Work at a Desk

If you have a desk job, you’re at an increased risk of experiencing back pain. You may even be at a higher risk than people with physically demanding jobs. In fact, 80 percent of Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives, many from improper sitting techniques and poor ergonomics.…

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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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