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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Stretching to Alleviate Back Pain

Mild back pain can be a nuisance. It turns everyday tasks into painful chores. Walking, exercising, working and even sitting in a chair can cause you discomfort. If you’re experiencing back pain, back stretches may be the answer.

Stretching helps improve flexibility of your joints.…

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Find a Massage Therapist You Can Trust

Back pain. Just the thought of it can send chills down your spine. Millions of people suffer from back pain every day, and it can be debilitating — leading to sleep disruption, inability to work, and an overall decreased quality of life.…

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Driving with Back Pain

Driving with pack pain is no fun for anybody. Heading out into the world for business or pleasure shouldn’t be an experience you dread. Travel should be comfortable, whether it’s exciting or routine. Long drives, even when necessary and dreary, are luxuries afforded to us in this age of the automobile.…

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Brewpubs in Charleston

Charleston is home to a booming craft brew industry. Microbreweries and brewpubs in Charleston have sprung up throughout the city, each offering a fare of delightful beverages to please any palate. Be sure to talk to your doctors at Southeastern Spine Institute before imbibing, since drinking alcohol while on pain medication can be dangerous.…

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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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