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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Category: Conditions & Diagnosis

Old man suffering from knee pain; blog: warning signs of knee tendonitis

What Are the Warning Signs of Knee Tendonitis?

Knee tendonitis, clinically called patellar tendonitis and more commonly known as jumper’s knee, is a tendon inflammation injury often caused by repetitive strain. Unless treated properly, knee tendonitis causes at least mild discomfort and at worst severe pain and immobility.

Knee tendonitis is a common affliction that occurs for a variety of reasons.…

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5 Signs of Serious Back Problems

Back problems are common among Americans. In fact, about 80 percent of adults suffer from low back pain at some point. That means the odds are good you’ve had back pain already.

Low back pain is the leading cause of job-related disabilities.…

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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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hereditary back issues

Your Ancestry and Your Back

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every day. In fact, Americans spend an estimated $50 billion yearly on treating back pain. The causes of back problem vary, but new research has revealed some startling findings that medical experts hope will bring relief to many of the millions who suffer.…

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neck pain

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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Spinal Birth Defects

Many adult back problems have their roots in traumatic injury to the spine or the nerves surrounding it. Some back issues, however, are the result of spinal birth defects that went undetected through childhood. These birth defects may cause abnormal wear and tear on the spine, leading to discomfort, numbness and other issues later in life.…

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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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Diagnosing Stenosis

Spinal stenosis symptoms make it difficult to diagnose.

Even for the spine specialists at Southeastern Spine Institute, spinal stenosis is one of those rare illnesses that are hard to diagnose. It’s not because the symptoms are difficult to locate or identify.…

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Bone Density: Just a Women’s Issue?

Spine doctors want bone density tested for all aging patients.

Usually, when you hear that someone has osteoporosis or tested for low bone density, you think of grandma and her stooped shoulders. But spine doctors urge everyone, including older men, to get bone density tests.…

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The Role of Genetics in Back Problems

Genetics are proving to hold the answers to many of life’s persistent questions and may even explain the source of your back pain. You normally associate your genes with hair and eye color, as well as other factors related to your appearance, your propensity for developing cancer or dementia, and the odds of living to 100.…

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