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: Treatments

Alternative Medicine: Pros and Cons

Treatment is not a one-size-fits-all. Back pain is unique for each person, and treatment should be just as specialized. With methods such as acupuncture, chiropractic techniques and homeopathy becoming popular, more people are looking into different forms of alternative medicine for back pain.…

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degenerative disc disease

Welcome to the Block Suite

When you suffer from back pain, you want relief — fast. That’s why spinal blocks, which were once administered only in hospitals, are now available at Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) in their fully equipped, in-house suites for your comfort, ease and convenience.…

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The Benefits of Spinal Injections

If you’re experiencing back pain, you’re not alone. The number one reason Americans visit their doctor is to receive treatment for back pain. For decades, spinal injections have been one of the most common short-term treatments for back pain.

Injections into your spine are an effective way to relieve pain that is “radicular,” meaning it radiates from your spine to an arm or leg, and is typically the result of a slipped or herniated disk in the spine.…

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Non-Invasive vs. Invasive Procedures

What Does “Non-Invasive” Really Mean?

In the old days, the only way doctors could examine a diseased organ or malfunctioning joint was to cut through the skin and open up the body. Having done this, they could then determine the nature of the problem and decide on a course of action, which may or may not happen during the same surgical procedure.…

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discectomy

Corpectomy vs. Discectomy

No one wants to have back surgery. But if your pain and limitations have reached the point where you find yourself considering this option, then have a conversation with your spinal medicine specialist at the Southeastern Spine Institute. The advantages of improving your quality of life may outweigh the risks and downtime associated with even minimally invasive back surgery.…

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intrathecal pump implant

Pain Stops Here: Intrathecal Pump Implant

If you live with excruciating pain that hasn’t responded to traditional, more conservative treatments or surgery, an intrathecal pump implant may be your best option. While the pump is more efficient than pills for stopping your pain, it’s an invasive procedure.…

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lumbar interbody fusion

What Is a Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)?

“Lateral lumbar interbody fusion” is a mouthful, which is why many doctors and their patients prefer the initials XLIF. Besides being a lot of words to spit out, the procedure sounds daunting. The exact opposite is true, however, because the XLIF is one of those minimally invasive options that have put the Southeast Spine Institute on the map.…

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rhizotomy

What Is a Rhizotomy?

Stave off debilitating back pain for long periods of time

A rhizotomy addresses back pain due to facet joint syndrome. Facet joints line the back of your spine, both protecting your spinal column and stabilizing the vertebrae of your spine. Facet joints limit the flexibility in your back so you can’t fall over backward.…

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kyphoplasty

What Is a Kyphoplasty?

With age or after an injury, your back may not respond as well to more conventional types of back treatments as it should. So instead of suffering, the spine surgeons at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) may turn to fairly new technology to give your back a bit of bionic rebirth.…

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