Spine Animations

Spine Animations

Tip of the Week

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

Tips for Choosing the Right Mattress

If you’ve recently had back surgery, it’s time to evaluate your mattress. Comfortable support is always necessary for deep sleep, but you need it even more once you’ve had back surgery. Your best healing occurs when you sleep.

By purchasing the most suitable bed now helps you avoid problems in the future.…

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Walk For a Healthy Back

Walking is one of the best exercises to prevent back pain and aid in recovery after back surgery.

Just as children have a whole new world open up to them when they begin walking, so walking can bring you to new adventures while opening up a healthier, longer, more independent existence.…

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Waking Up Without Back Pain

Waking Up Without Back Pain

Back pain relief is the ultimate outcome of back surgery.

Age and injury are the leading causes of back pain in the United States, but it doesn’t have to cripple you. While nearly 80 percent of all Americans will suffer back pain at some point in their lives (and more than 30 million Americans currently have back pain), most can relieve their pain with:

The goal of all these treatments is back pain relief, however, not correcting a medical condition or severe injury.…

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Proper Lifting and Carrying Techniques

Follow these lifting guidelines to avoid back surgery.

Most people have heard the common caveats when it comes to bending, lifting and carrying to avoid back surgery:

  • Use your legs
  • Balance your load before moving
  • Don’t overdo it
  • Rely on hand trucks and other moving tools when available
  • Make sure your path is cleared and level

But if that’s all it takes to prevent an injury to your back, then why are so many accidents still being reported?…

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7 Tips to Prevent Falls after Surgery

Whether you had surgery to repair the damage from a fall or it was necessary to fix long-term degeneration, your back surgery recovery depends largely on your staying upright and avoiding future falls. Preventing falls after surgery is tantamount to a safe and thorough recovery.…

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The Best Shoes to Prevent Back Surgery

The Best Shoes to Prevent Back Surgery

Shoes designed for comfort can keep you out of the hospital.

If you feel a pain in your neck or your lower back, you may think you pulled a muscle — or worse, developed a slipped disc.…

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Strengthen Your Core, Strengthen Your Back

From the moment you take your first step as a child, your spine is working to balance and support the weight of your body. The bones that make up your spine form an S-shape, as seen from the side, to withstand the daily pressure of standing upright.…

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Hamstring Exercises to Help Your Lower Back

While anyone can suffer from lower back pain, men are more susceptible. Larger upper-body mass and an expanding belly put extra pressure on the lower back muscles and bones. Your lumbar spine, near your pelvis, carries all your upper weight.…

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10 Tips to Save Your Back While Gardening

Avoid back pain with these back-saving suggestions

The warm outdoors is calling. Spring in Charleston is a fine time to head out and plant flowers and vegetables, trim the lawn and beautify your home’s landscape. But if you’ve been sitting on the couch all winter or haven’t been bending and twisting at the gym on a regular basis, all those beckoning garden duties can lead to back pain, which will put a damper on your gardening quicker than an approaching hurricane.…

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How to Vet Your Trainer for Back Care

Keep your back exercises from introducing new back pain.

A regular exercise program provides many health benefits, including fit muscles, healthier organs and stronger bones. But while working with a personal trainer has distinct advantages, you should take the time to check into his background before doing any recommended back exercises.…

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