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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Woman measuring her weight using scales on floor; blog: Lose Weight to Ease Back Pain

Lose Weight to Ease Back Pain

If you’re overweight or obese, you may not realize the profound effect those extra pounds have on your back. The added weight strains your joints, muscles and vertebra in your back. Extra weight also contributes to fatigue and shortness of breath after even brief bursts of activity, so it’s understandable that you want to avoid exercise.…

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5 Stretches That Are Actually Bad for Your Back

Since gym class in grade school, you’ve had it drilled into your head that stretching is an unequivocally good thing. You know that a stiff body is a recipe for trouble and that gentle stretching can produce positive results. But it’s not always the case.…

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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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A Bicycle Tour of Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina has been repeatedly voted as the number one small city in the United States. Charleston is known for its beautiful cobblestone paths and architecture steeped in American history. The port city’s humid but breezy subtropical climate encourages year-round outdoor activity.…

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The Best Weight Training for a Bad Back

If your back is in pain or you’ve recently undergone a procedure for back pain, you may not know if lifting weights is a good idea or not. Always ask the spine medicine experts at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) before you begin or resume any exercise regimen.…

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How to Take Care of Your Back if You Play Sports

Playing sports provides a healthy alternative to exercising alone. In addition to the physical benefits, playing sports also benefits you by:

  • Building teamwork skills
  • Developing friendships
  • Improving your mood
  • Decreasing depression

While sports are fun and healthy, you’re more apt to hurt yourself in the competitive spirit if you don’t take appropriate precautions.…

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Historical downtown area of Charleston, South Carolina, USA at twilight.

Walking Tours of Charleston, SC

Walking is a terrific exercise for your back. When you walk — even at a leisurely pace — you give your legs and feet a workout. Walking is good for your balance, your muscles and your bones. So a Charleston walking tour is a perfect activity to strengthen your back or recover from a spinal procedure.…

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What an Effective Walking Routine Looks Like

If you want to walk to reach your health goals, you need to follow a good walking routine. Walking is the easiest way to maintain your health, especially as you get older. But no matter how old you are, however, you can walk.…

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The Best Sandals to Protect Your Back

Back pain is one of the most common causes of doctor visits. Your back can start hurting from constant heavy lifting, a sudden jolting movement or a number of medical conditions. But you can take steps to avoid back pain by improving your posture and biomechanics.…

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