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Spine Doctor vs Chiropractor At Saratoga Spine, we do suggest trying all types of conservative care as long as there are no signs of a serious condition such as weakness, or bowel or bladder dysfunction. Should I see a doctor or a chiropractor for back pain? When considering this issue, it might be a good […]

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Do Heat and Cold Therapies Help Back Pain?

November 22nd, 2022 by itmc

Yes, but each has its own place in the healing process. For more intense pain, like pain that results from a fall, cold therapy is likely to be the more effective way to reduce swelling, lessen inflammation and numb pain. For pain that lingers, applying heat is usually the right choice for soothing pain and […]

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Why Does My Lower Back Hurt All of a Sudden?

November 15th, 2022 by itmc

The pain might seem to come on suddenly but most likely the causes have been building over time. That’s because the lumbar spine, located in the lower back, plays an important role in supporting the weight of the upper body and is responsible for everyday movements, such as bending and twisting. Because of this daily […]

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An obvious solution is to get up from the sitting position as often as possible. Move around and stretch at regular intervals. The spine is designed to move around freely so that the vertebrae that make up the spinal column don’t compress and rub together. But often this solution may not be possible because your […]

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It can be hard to know sometimes whether the pain you’re experiencing is kidney pain or back pain. After all, the kidneys are located toward the back and underneath the ribcage. But, kidney pain is usually felt in what is called the flank, which is the area on either side of your spine, between the […]

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