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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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When You Have to Stop Running

Running involves high-impact and repetitive stress for long periods of time. And when your lower back feels strained, it can be an indication of overuse and stress — or a more serious problem. Unfortunately, it’s often due to your running schedule.…

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After Your Surgery in Mt. Pleasant, SC

Once you’ve undergone back surgery in South Carolina, you may need to take it easy for a few days before heading home. If you live quite a distance from the campus at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) — as many patients do — you may need to wait even longer before you can travel comfortably.…

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Going Barefoot: Good or Bad for Your Back?

Going barefoot may remind you of vacations, childhood in the sandbox or just your daily end-of-the day release. What could be more relaxing than kicking off your shoes and wiggling your toes? But as good as it feels in the moment, going barefoot may be doing you more harm than good, especially if you already have back problems

In the quest for preventing back pain, many spine specialists recommend supportive shoes and reducing the time spent walking around barefoot.…

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Why Are There So Many Different Back Pain Treatments?

It’s often said that variety is the spice of life. And while that isn’t exactly the case with back pain treatments, there is certainly no such thing as too many options. Your case is unique to you, so you may need various back pain treatments to zero in on the one that works.…

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More Pain Relief Alternatives to Opioids

Addiction to opioids has become an epidemic in America. An estimated 115 people die every day from opioid overdose. Another 1,000 Americans get treatment in hospitals daily for misusing their prescription opioids.

Lower back pain affects 26 million people and is one of the most common reasons for opioid use that too often leads to addiction.…

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Back Twinges You Shouldn’t Ignore

Of the many reasons people visit the doctor, the beginning of back pain ranks among the most common. Back pain is also a major cause of disabilities. The most frustrating part of back pain is that the more progressive injuries to your back have an origin you may have been able to successfully treat in the earliest stages if you hadn’t ignored the warning signs.…

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It’s Not Your Age – It’s Your Health

Back pain can range in intensity from a minor twinge or dull ache to intense, crippling pain. Back pain affects nearly 80 percent of the U.S. population at one point or another. And while the older you get, the more susceptible you are to back pain, it’s not an inevitable part of the aging process.…

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Falling Asleep in Your Chair: Good or Bad for Your Back?

Nearly everyone suffers from back pain at one time or another, but chronic back pain is a growing problem in America. It’s also an expensive one. According to The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, back pain costs Americans more than $100 billion each year.…

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Can Osteoporosis Run in the Family?

Osteoporosis is becoming a common disease worldwide. More than 54 million Americans are suffering already, and the numbers keep growing. In fact, studies show that every three seconds, a bone is fractured due to the disease.

Bones are living tissues that keep breaking down and rejuvenating.…

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When SSI Doctors Prescribe Opioids

Opioid abuse reached a crisis level in 2018, but prescribing opioids under the guidance of a physician in therapeutic doses is still an efficient and effective way to alleviate back pain. The physicians at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) are highly trained specialists in back pain management.…

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