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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A Weekend Itinerary in Charleston, SC

When spending a weekend in Charleston — from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon — you may want to try and see as much of the city as possible. You can always choose from a wide range of tours to get a basic history lesson, but you may be best off immersing yourself in the city’s charms, especially if you visit Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) on a regular basis.…

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Alternatives to Opioids for Chronic Back Pain

By now, you must have heard of the opioid crisis. Doctors and drug companies are experiencing a backlash due to the quadrupled increase in opioid prescriptions between 1999 and 2014. The rampant use of these medications has done immeasurable physical, psychological and economic harm to this country.…

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driving with back pain

Long Distance Driving and Your Back

Whether you drive the highways for a living or want to go on an extended road trip, long distance driving involves sitting in the same position for a long time. You’re putting yourself at risk of developing back problems or aggravating back problems you already have.…

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diet and back pain

Can Your Diet Affect Your Back?

A healthy diet helps you reach and maintain a normal weight while reducing your risk of many common diseases. What you eat has a dramatic effect on your overall health, creating a straight link between your diet and back pain. If what you’re eating isn’t healthy, it can lead to inflammation that affects many aspects of your health.…

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The Dangers of a Sedentary Lifestyle

A sedentary lifestyle causes so many health issues that doctors commonly refer to it as the sitting disease. Some 40 to 50 million Americans are shortening their lifespans by just sitting or lying down too much and not doing enough physical activity.…

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Protect Yourself When You Walk Your Dog

Owning a dog is a fun-filled experience, most of the time. But it also comes with responsibilities. For some, especially older dog-owners, walking the dog can be a strenuous physical activity. Your dog could suddenly rush at another dog, even in excitement, or your dog may change direction when you’re not expecting it.…

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when to wear a back brace

When to Consider Wearing a Brace

Back pain is one of the most common injuries affecting Americans. If your back is hurting you, go see the spine specialists at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI). It may be that your solution is as simple as learning when to wear a back brace.…

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work-related back injuries

How to Deal with Work-Related Back Injuries

Back pain is one of the top reasons people miss work. According to the American Bureau of Labor Statistics, a million people suffer from work-related back injuries each year. In total, more than 264 million workdays are lost every year due to back pain.…

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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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best exercise for your back

Why Walking is the Best Exercise for Your Back

Back pain is a common problem and one of the top reasons people visit their doctor every year. While you may have the urge to stay in bed if your back hurts, staying active is a much healthier choice. The doctors and physical therapists at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) often recommend walking as the best exercise for your back.…

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