Blog Archive

Managing Chronic Back Pain Aug 3rd, 2021

If you are someone who experiences chronic back pain, you know how debilitating it can be and how significantly it can impact daily life. Patients who are seen at our office that deal with chronic back pain tell our providers what they are not able to do because of their...

Golf and Back Pain Jul 13th, 2021

Last week at our clinic, we had a patient who came in for a visit due to consistent back pain. He was distraught. Because of his back pain, he said he was unable to participate in his favorite sport: golf. This story is not uncommon as young, old, amateur, or...

COVID-19 and the Spine Jun 15th, 2021

COVID-Related Back Pain and Spine Issues We have been living through a difficult time of COVID-19 impacting our social lives, jobs, families, celebrations, businesses, and so much more since March of 2020. This past week, Dr. Dan Nemeth did an interview with a local journalist about his specialty and approach...

Summertime and the Spine: Gardening & Back Pain Jun 4th, 2021

Horticulture is a big category that encompasses the act of growing, producing, and maintaining fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, trees, or plants. As compared to the large category of horticulture, the term "gardening" is associated more so with the hobby and pleasure of growing and maintaining plants typically in a home-based...

Summertime and the Spine: Road Trips May 24th, 2021

As Willie Nelson sings, “I just can’t wait to get on the road again.” Many of those living with back pain do not feel as excited as Mr. Nelson due to long hours in the car as driving or riding in the car can create pain for your back. Packing...

The Reality of Lower Back Pain in Older Adults May 14th, 2021

Back Pain in Older Adults Introduction and Statistics As our healthcare has improved and advanced in our country, our life expectancy has increased. The average life expectancy at birth in the United States was 78.8 for males and 80.5 for females in 2019. In addition to the longer life span...

Summertime and the Spine: Boating & Back Pain May 5th, 2021

Charleston is beautiful city on the coast of South Carolina where one of the main hobbies and sources of entertainment is boating. Many individuals, young and old, enjoy spending the day in the sun with friends and family and getting out on the water for activities, such as a short...

What is CBD? Apr 28th, 2021

CBD has grown in popularity over the past decade and has created a complicated reputation for itself. In order to address the questions about CBD, we will highlight some common myths about it to better understand its potential benefits and uses.  What is CBD? CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is...

Welcome to the Team! Apr 21st, 2021

We want to welcome our newest addition to the Signe Spine & Rehab team, Amanda Duncan! She joined us at the beginning of March 2021 and has been with us just shy of 2 months.  We are fortunate to have our former Practice Manager, Nicohl Cave, stay with us and...

Ask An Expert Part 3: What Are You Paying and Why? Apr 14th, 2021

Part 3 of our Health Insurance series is about how to understand what you may ahve to pay for your doctor's visit, why it may cost different than your friend's bill, and how to try to limit out-of-pocket costs. If you don't recognize some terms (allowed amounts, in-network, etc.,) see...

Ask an Expert Part 2: Billed Amounts versus Allowed Amounts Apr 7th, 2021

Welcome to Part 2 of our 3 part series on Health Insurance. You may have asked yourself before, "Why am I getting a huge bill for a simple service?" While it is not necessarily the most "exciting" topic, understanding the differences between billed amounts and allowed amounts are important to...

Ask an Expert: Health Insurance Terminology Mar 31st, 2021

Health Insurance is confusing. Let us help you understand common health insurance terminology, why these terms are important to understanding your benefits, and how they can help you break down your medical bills!  What is my deductible? Your health insurance deductible is similar to a deductible you would have for...