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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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Coccyx Protection

The coccyx, more commonly known as the tailbone, is a small, triangle-shaped bone that’s situated at the bottom of your spine. Three to five spinal bones make up the coccyx — it actually varies between individuals. Its main function is to serve as an attachment site for tendons, ligaments and muscles.…

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7 Tips to Protect Your Back When You Work at a Desk

If you have a desk job, you’re at an increased risk of experiencing back pain. You may even be at a higher risk than people with physically demanding jobs. In fact, 80 percent of Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives, many from improper sitting techniques and poor ergonomics.…

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Charleston, S.C. in Autumn

If you need to visit the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) for a checkup or for surgery during autumn, you and your family or caretakers can enjoy the beauty of nearby Charleston, South Carolina. Packed with historical sights, cultural centers, beaches and prime dining locations, Charleston offers many autumn delights.…

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The Trick to Treating Back Pain: Catch It Early

Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints. It can be scarier than any ghoul or monster coming to your door on Halloween. Most back pain isn’t caused by running from scary creatures either; it’s usually traced to a much more mundane cause — like a muscle strain, injury, overuse or an ongoing spinal condition.…

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The Safest Exercises Following Back Surgery

The process of back surgery recovery, though often long, should include a consistent exercising and stretching routine for an effective, safe and fast recovery. The benefits from exercising far outweigh the rigor of the programs. And the consequences of not exercising are even more costly.…

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Back Pain and Weightlifting

Although it may seem that back pain and weightlifting shouldn’t complement one another, the strengthening that weightlifting offers can actually reduce back pain. Moderate weightlifting helps develop your back strength. It doesn’t have to be about body building. When training with the proper routine, your back can develop the strength it needs to keep you healthy and away from back pain.…

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The First Step to Living Pain Free: The Exam

When your back hurts, you want relief from pain as soon as you can get it. But you can’t rush into treatment before your doctors at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) have figured out what’s causing the pain. SSI specializes in diagnosing and treating pain to help people live pain-free lives.…

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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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