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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Pros and Cons of Back Support Belts

Low back pain is the second most common symptom Americans cite as the reason they visit their health care providers every year. About 50 percent of Americans experience low back pain symptoms annually, and as many as 85 percent will experience some form of low back pain in their lifetime.…

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Bone Health and Your Back

If you had a house with an unsteady foundation or shaky walls, you’d worry about your safety while inside. In the same vein, your bones serve as the foundation and walls of your body. They provide structure, protect your vital organs, anchor your muscles, and store vitamins and minerals.…

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Benefits of an In-House Ambulatory Surgery Center

Surgery often requires that you go into an operating room in a large, dispassionate hospital. You may have long wait times for scheduling, as well as high co-pays. Some people avoid surgery or put off necessary medical treatment because of the long, arduous process.…

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Whiplash and Its Potential Consequences

Whiplash is a neck injury that affects nearly three million Americans each year. Usually the result of a rear-end car accident, whiplash occurs when the neck experiences hyperextension and hyperflexion. In other words, it’s a serious neck sprain caused by the head forcefully moving backward and then forward.…

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A Weekend Itinerary in Charleston

There quite honestly may be no better place in the world to enjoy some time with your family. Charleston is a slice of history, coated in Southern hospitality, and deep fried in a melting pot of culture. There are so many things to see and do that a single weekend in Charleston barely scratches the surface.…

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Ergonomic Gardening Tips

Gardening has many benefits, yet it also carries everyday dangers you may not realize — especially for your back. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health cites back pain as one of the most common injuries reported. Americans easily spend more than $50 billion each year to treat back and shoulder pain alone.…

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Breakthroughs in Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is the medical specialization of treating diseases and disorders of the nervous system, especially the brain and spinal cord. Neurosurgery has been practiced throughout human history, but the most important neurosurgery breakthroughs have only come about in the last century.…

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Protecting Your Child’s Back

Childhood is one of the best times in a person’s life. It should be carefree, with no worries about the aches and pains that come with aging. However, with intense sports and the ever-growing technology industry, it’s more important than ever to take the proper precautions to protect your children’s backs.…

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The Latest News in Stem Cell Therapy

It seems like everywhere you turn these days, you hear about stem cells. That’s likely to be because of all the nearly miraculous advances that they’ve brought to modern medicine over the past decade. The future of medicine is now! And the research for future applications is about the only area more impressive than the results you’re already able to see from the therapies and treatments currently available.…

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Finding Gullah Culture in Charleston, SC

Walking the streets of Charleston is like stepping back in time. It’s a city steeped in history. Whether you’re wandering the battery or shopping in the old City Market, Charleston’s often checkered past has shaped the city into an experience unique from any other.…

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