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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exercises to protect your back

Build Your Core to Protect Your Back

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care. If you’ve experienced back pain, you know it’s not any fun. There are many recommendations about preventing or healing back pain, but what actually works? The Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) has answers for you.…

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osteoporosis risks

Determining Your Risks for Getting Osteoporosis

The likelihood of you getting osteoporosis is actually fairly high. Across America, 10 million people are suffering from the disease, while another 44 million have an increased chance of getting it later. So the earlier you get a checkup by a doctor to test your bone density, the better the chance of understanding osteoporosis and the risks it poses to your well-being.…

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What to Expect After Minimally Invasive Back Surgery

Back pain is the number one reason why people go to the doctor. In fact, about 80 percent of Americans experience back pain, especially lower back pain, in their lifetimes. And worse still is that anyone can develop a back pain, irrespective of age, race or gender.…

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Are Upper Back and Shoulder Pain Related?

The simple answer to this commonly asked question is “yes.” It’s entirely possible that your upper back pain and the pain you feel in your shoulder share a common source. Your spine protects the complex system of nerves that send and receive messages and sensations throughout your entire body.…

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Opioid Alternatives for Chronic Back Pain

There is hardly a person left in this country that hasn’t been touched by the opioid epidemic in some way. As more and more research concerning the dangers and dependence of opioid pain relievers continues to pour in, it’s no surprise that opioid alternatives are one of the hottest topics in the medical industry.…

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Pain Management at SSI

Living with pain isn’t easy, but one in four Americans think they have no other options. Often, the pain is misdiagnosed, leading to wrongful and addictive pain medications.  Understanding that there are several underlying reasons for your pain helps you better deal with it.…

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5 Signs of Serious Back Problems

If you have back pain, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that as many as eight out of every 10 people experience back pain at some point during their lives. Eight out of 10! So you’re not alone if back pain is making your life a lot less enjoyable.…

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pregnancy back pain

Can Pregnancy Cause a Bad Back?

Motherhood is a mixed blessing of happiness and discomfort for most women. Pregnancy causes havoc on your body, especially when your lower back starts acting up. In fact, pregnancy back pain is the number one complaint from women. According to the National Institutes of Health, 50 percent of all pregnant women suffer from back pain at some point during the nine months.…

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back health tips for retirement

How to Take Care of Your Back in Retirement

Once you reach retirement, you finally have a chance to do what you want to do without worrying about anyone else’s rules or schedule. To make sure you can enjoy these golden years to the fullest, take care of your health needs.…

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spine health supplements

The Best Supplements for Spine Health

You’re probably familiar with dietary supplements. There are many types, including vitamins (like vitamin C), herbs (like ginseng) and minerals (like zinc). Each supports a particular part of your body, from the immune system to your brain functions.

There are even some dietary supplements that promote spine health.…

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