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: Spine Health Tips

fitness routine to protect your back

Get Your Fitness Routine Approved by a Back Expert

Back injuries and back pain are common among Americans. If you want to work out and stay in shape, it’s best to follow a fitness routine to protect your back. Your doctors and physical therapists at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) are your best source of correct and appropriate information.…

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back muscle exercises

How to Isolate Muscle Groups During Workouts

Back pain is as common as the flu. About 80 percent of Americans complain of back pain. At any given point in your life, you may experience a sharp twitch in your back. Get the help you need, sooner rather than later; it’s the best way to get back to your normal day-to-day life.…

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vitamins and bones

Vitamins and Bone Health

Although you probably don’t think about them often, your bones work hard every day of your life. What’s even easier to miss is that vitamins and bones are strongly linked. Certain vitamins and minerals help your bones grow and keep them healthy over time.…

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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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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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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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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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Back health tips for desk jobs

How to Take Care of Your Back at a Desk Job

Who knew that working at a desk job could be as physically demanding as slinging a shovel or loading a truck? While the physical risks of those jobs are well documented, the risks of a desk job aren’t well advertised. But they are just as real.…

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bad back tips for pet owners

Caring for Pets When You Have a Bad Back

Running, jumping, kneeling, squatting — all of these activities may sound like the exercises of an athlete. But pet owners often do these kinds of rigorous, repetitive actions in the course of a regular day caring for and playing with the pups.…

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