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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One Wrong Step

There’s a reason why lower back pain is a common disability worldwide. For every step you take, your lower back muscles are hard at work. These muscles are in constant motion, and with one wrong step, you can twist improperly and strain them.…

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When Do You Need a Total Disc Replacement?

Only after the spine physicians at Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) have exhausted every tool and technique for combating lower back pain do they turn to total disc replacement surgery. This surgery is a last resort option that replaces damaged or worn discs in the lumbar portion of your spine or lower back.…

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5 Tips to Bend Properly After Surgery

The doctors at Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) take a conservative approach to healing back pain, so surgery is always the absolute last resort. If your doctor has come to the conclusion that you need back surgery, it’s more than likely that nothing else has worked to eliminate your back pain.…

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You’ve Got Nerve

More than 100 billion neurons in your spinal cord and brain keep your nervous system firing on all systems. Your spine, spinal cord and brain make up your central nervous system, controlling everything in your body.

Your brain often gets all the attention for its role in maintaining a healthy body, but without your spine and spinal nerves, the signals from your brain would never reach the rest of your body.…

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Technology and Your Back

When you suffer from back aches, you may seek back pain relief from any remedy, whether it’s any comfort or not. You’re not alone. In fact, nearly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic and ongoing back pain, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine.…

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Take a Load Off Your Back

If you’re experiencing back pain and hope that your experienced spinal physicians at the Southeastern Spine Institute can give you a magic potion or a quick fix, your doctor instead may tell you something you don’t want to hear — it’s time to lose some weight.…

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Is Back Pain in Your Genes?

The human spine is a marvel of strength, but it’s also a delicate and complex structure. From the muscles that support your spine to the discs that separate each vertebra, your back is similar to a finely tuned machine that you must maintain and care for so it functions properly.…

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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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Safe Sports for Bad Backs

Just by their nature, all sports put pressure on the spine and it’s wise to learn how to protect your back no matter what sport or exercise you choose. It’s well accepted that exercise and sports can improve your overall sense of well-being and can help to heal and strengthen your back.…

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Questions to Ask Before Your Back Surgery

Chronic back trouble can affect many areas of your life. It can inhibit your ability to work and exercise that in turn leads to more complications. Back pain can affect your mental health too, leading to depression and anxiety. And it can impact your general activity levels and enthusiasm for life in general.…

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