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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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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Top 10 Stretches for a Bad Back

Stretching out your bad back carries added benefits — along with relief from nagging, persistent back pain. Increased blood flow delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the areas of your body that need it the most, including your back.

When you stretch, maximize this benefit by breathing fully.…

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Caregivers’ Guide to Back Surgery Recovery

Helping a family member or friend through back surgery recovery can be an exhausting yet fulfilling feat. But you have to keep a healthy balance between delivering the best care to someone after surgery and not overworking yourself. Caring for yourself as much as you care for your loved one creates the best environment for everyone.…

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10 Best Sports Warmups

You wouldn’t put a pie in the oven without preheating, would you? That would be inefficient. In the same way, you shouldn’t do a full-blown workout before you warm up your body, especially if you’ve already had an injury.

Since your spine and back muscles bear most of your body’s weight, some of the more common types of injuries occur to your back and spine.…

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Health Update: Running vs. Walking

Reap the benefits of walking and put yourself on a path to a healthy life. From relieving everyday back pains to easing stress symptoms, the benefits you receive from daily walking are astounding. When you walk every day, you get stronger and healthier — just by doing the bare minimum.…

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Caregivers’ Guide to Back Surgery Recovery

Helping a family member or friend through back surgery recovery can be an exhausting yet fulfilling feat. But you have to keep a healthy balance between delivering the best care to someone after surgery and not overworking yourself. Caring for yourself as much as you care for your loved one creates the best environment for everyone.…

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Pain Relief Alternatives to Opioids

Back, neck or leg pain can severely limit your ability to enjoy everyday activities. Chronic pain can become especially debilitating, impacting every area of your life, including your ability to eat, work and sleep normally. This, in turn, can lead to significant forms of anxiety and depression over time.…

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Is Stem Cell Therapy Right for You?

Experiencing back pain is an unfortunate reality for millions of Americans. Back pain often is caused by a poor diet that leads to inflammation. Back pain also can result from a sedentary work environment, poor posture or from an accident or sports injury.…

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The Latest News About Injections for Pain

Many people suffer from chronic or acute back pain. The pain can be so debilitating that you may not be able to function. Fortunately, there are a number of different treatments available for back pain. Your doctors at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) offer a wealth of treatments such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Pain medication
  • Surgery
  • Back pain injections

With the different treatments for pain available, you may get relief from one treatment or from a combination of options.…

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Need a Second Opinion? Ask the Doctors of SSI

At the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI), your back is their specialty. They’re happy to see you if you’re coming in from an in-state referral or from an out-of-state physician. The SSI team can provide a first, second or third opinion at any time to make sure you’re comfortable with any medical decision.…

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