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 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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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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10 Tips for Enjoying the Summer Pain-Free

It’s summer and there’s a good chance that you’re more active than ever. Sometimes enjoying a familiar activity like camping or swimming can lead to new back pain or irritate an old injury. Since a pain-free summer is a good summer, the back pain experts at the Southeastern Spine Institute have compiled tips to protect your back all summer long:

  1. Consider taking up yoga.

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Swimming vs. Walking: Which Is Better for Your Back?

If you’re active, you know that most forms of exercise are beneficial to your health and your back. But if you’ve already hurt your back or you’re susceptible to a back injury, talk to your spine specialist before starting any new sport or exercise program to ensure you don’t injure your back further.…

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Smell the Roses, But Careful How You Bend

Warm weather’s here again, and for most people, that means that it’s time to head outdoors with family and friends. Keep in mind how much activity you did over the winter, though, before hitting the hiking trail, the tennis court or the backyard garden.…

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