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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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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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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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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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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Last-Resort Surgery to Relieve Lifelong Back Pain

After trying just about everything in their toolboxes, the spinal physicians at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) may have to resort to surgery to repair, treat or relieve back pain. It’s usually highly unlikely that you need surgery because of the many options on tap at SSI to treat your back pain.…

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Non-Invasive vs. Invasive Procedures

What Does “Non-Invasive” Really Mean?

In the old days, the only way doctors could examine a diseased organ or malfunctioning joint was to cut through the skin and open up the body. Having done this, they could then determine the nature of the problem and decide on a course of action, which may or may not happen during the same surgical procedure.…

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Why Minimally Invasive Surgery Is Better

Minimally invasive surgery offers a wide range of benefits when compared to traditional open back surgery. In simple terms, it’s less of what you don’t want and more of what you do. The Southeastern Spine Institute’s team of well-trained spinal surgeons use state-of-the-art endoscopic techniques to provide you with the best possible treatment and least impact on the your body and your overall health.…

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Corpectomy vs. Discectomy

No one wants to have back surgery. But if your pain and limitations have reached the point where you find yourself considering this option, then have a conversation with your spinal medicine specialist at the Southeastern Spine Institute. The advantages of improving your quality of life may outweigh the risks and downtime associated with even minimally invasive back surgery.…

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Pain Stops Here: Intrathecal Pump Implant

If you live with excruciating pain that hasn’t responded to traditional, more conservative treatments or surgery, an intrathecal pump implant may be your best option. While the pump is more efficient than pills for stopping your pain, it’s an invasive procedure.…

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What Is a Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)?

“Lateral lumbar interbody fusion” is a mouthful, which is why many doctors and their patients prefer the initials XLIF. Besides being a lot of words to spit out, the procedure sounds daunting. The exact opposite is true, however, because the XLIF is one of those minimally invasive options that have put the Southeast Spine Institute on the map.…

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