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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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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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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Pregnancy Issues After Back Surgery

Pregnancy and bad back issues seem to go together almost as much as a hand in a glove. As your body continues to adapt to the new life inside of you, it also has to make several adjustments that enable you to deliver a healthy baby.…

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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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Bone Density in Spine

How Bone Density Influences Your Spine Health

As you age, your bones become thinner, weaker and more brittle. You’re therefore more likely to experience a broken bone when you get older. Something as simple as having a minor fall or putting stress on a bone by twisting, bending or lifting — even a bag of groceries — can cause a bone to unexpectedly break.…

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ankle pain affects back

How a Twisted Ankle Contributes to Back Pain

If you’ve experienced a twisted ankle, you’ve probably noticed that the way you walk or stand has also been affected. It’s not uncommon for a twisted ankle to cause problems in other parts of your body. For example, ankle pain affects back alignment or movement — to avoid hurting your ankle more, you overcompensate by relying on other muscles and tendons to carry your weight.…

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running with back pain

When You Have to Stop Running

Running involves high-impact and repetitive stress for long periods of time. And when your lower back feels strained, it can be an indication of overuse and stress — or a more serious problem. Unfortunately, it’s often due to your running schedule.…

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back surgery in south carolina

After Your Surgery in Mt. Pleasant, SC

Once you’ve undergone back surgery in South Carolina, you may need to take it easy for a few days before heading home. If you live quite a distance from the campus at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) — as many patients do — you may need to wait even longer before you can travel comfortably.…

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preventing back pain by not walking barefoot

Going Barefoot: Good or Bad for Your Back?

Going barefoot may remind you of vacations, childhood in the sandbox or just your daily end-of-the day release. What could be more relaxing than kicking off your shoes and wiggling your toes? But as good as it feels in the moment, going barefoot may be doing you more harm than good, especially if you already have back problems

In the quest for preventing back pain, many spine specialists recommend supportive shoes and reducing the time spent walking around barefoot.…

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