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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Lose Weight to Lose Your Back Pain

Back pain is the leading cause of discomfort today. Four out of five Americans will experience lower back pain in their lifetimes. You’re especially susceptible if you’re carrying excess weight. In fact, one out of three people classified as overweight suffers from back pain.…

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Get the Most Out of Your Stretches

The great thing about back stretches is that you can do them even while you’re suffering with back pain. And very often, they can provide the quickest relief. A stretching routine keeps your muscles flexible. If done consistently, they can be a great source of pain relief.…

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Every Step Counts

Regaining strength in your back after surgery doesn’t have to be a complicated ordeal. Even if you’re just seeking to improve the overall comfort of your back, something as simple as a brisk walk or using a treadmill helps minimize your back pain.…

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Is Golf Dangerous for Your Back?

Golf is enjoying a spike in popularity. Whether due to baby boomers with more time on their hands or to millennials exploring the sport, golf continues to grow. If you’re an avid golfer, you may experience back pain at some point, regardless of your age.…

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5 Tips for Dealing with Chronic Back Pain

More than 45 million Americans suffer from chronic back pain, with the pain lingering for more than three months at a time. It’s such a pervasive issue that it accounts for more doctor visits per year than almost any other condition, second only to upper respiratory concerns such as the common cold.…

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What’s That Spasm All About?

Those uncontrollable twitches or contractions within the muscles of your lower back are most commonly known as back spasms. These spasms can come in a variety of forms, with differences in frequency and severity. Getting professional treatment from an experienced back pain doctor for your spasms can:

  • Stop the spasms from bothering you now
  • Prevent any further injuries from occurring

Although you may experience different kinds of muscle spasms in your back, the best thing you can do to help yourself is make an appointment with your spine doctor at the Southeaster Spine Institute (SSI).…

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Get Moving Today to Prevent Back Pain Tomorrow

Your body is designed for movement. But modern life frequently may find you sitting or being sedentary – behind the wheel, at your desk or just on the couch – for unhealthy amounts of time. Unfortunately, back pain can be triggered by inactivity and the accompanying decrease in physical strength.…

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How a Sore Shoulder Contributes to Back Pain

Your body is like an intricate jigsaw puzzle: if one piece is damaged, the whole suffers. Your body is made up of physical parts that all fit together and work together seamlessly. You can breathe not just because you have lungs.…

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The Most Invasive Back Surgery – And Why You Might Need It

You may read a lot these days about minimally invasive procedures and how wonderful they are for so many people suffering from back pain. And while they sound great, these procedures aren’t for everybody. If your condition has defied other treatments in the past, your medical team at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) may insist on discussing more invasive procedures to solve your back issues.…

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A Stiff Neck Isn’t Always Something Minor

A stiff neck can be annoying and uncomfortable. You take over-the-counter pain relievers and hope the pain goes away. But there are times when your stiff neck can be a symptom of something serious. If the pain persists, it may be time to consult your spinal doctor at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI).…

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