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Saratoga Spine in the Community

October 28th, 2022 by Lauren

Saratoga Spine is proud to be a part of our local communities. This fall we sponsored a team in the Town of Plattsburgh Youth Soccer, Mini Mites division. We wish all the boys and girls participating a fun season!

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What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

October 21st, 2022 by Lauren

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a condition marked by inflammation in the joints and ligaments of the spine. This inflammation can cause stiffness and make bending and/or twisting difficult. In severe cases of ankylosing spondylitis, the bones in the spine can actually fuse together. When adjacent vertebrae fuse the joint between them can no longer move, further […]

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Disc Herniations in the Neck with Dr. Herzog Video Transcript Below   Patients who have disc herniations in the neck can present with acute severe neck pain. They may also present with more chronic pain. Disc herniations occur where the disc ages, and small fragments on the disc can protrude outward, and, if they’re compressing […]

Back pain can make everyday life challenging. However, some people avoid going to a doctor because they don’t want to have spine or back surgery. But don’t worry, chances are, you won’t need surgery! That’s right, about 85% of our patients don’t requrie surgery to treat their neck or back pain. Depending on the cause, […]

7 Causes of Neck Pain

September 9th, 2022 by Lauren

Understanding the cause of your neck pain can help you and your doctor treat it and potentially prevent it from recurring. However, there are many causes for neck pain. Here are a few. Overuse Injury An overuse injury is just as it sounds, a injury resulting from using something too much. In this case, neck […]

Spine Tips for Back to School

August 26th, 2022 by Lauren

In the spirit of back-to-school time, we’ve put together a list of tips to keep your spine healthy in the upcoming school season. Don’t overpack a backpack. Carrying a heavy backpack can cause back pain. Read more about backpacks and your back. Watch your posture during long reading or studying sessions. Sitting hunched over with […]

Saratoga Spine Sponsors a Pet for Adoption

August 22nd, 2022 by Lauren

We are happy to announce that the pet we recently sponsored with PetSmart and Focus on Ferals, INC. found a furr-ever home! We’re so happy for Jacob and his new family! He was adopted, appropriately on Black Cat Appreciation Day, at Plattsburgh PetSmart. See Focus on Ferals, INC’s Facebook page for more information on other […]

A scientific study by 2 Indian doctors examined the possible use of potassium rich foods as a treatment for individuals dealing with pain from rheumatoid arthritis.  Though not yet conclusive, their studies showed some promising results. What is it about potassium that could help ease arthritic pain? Could it help people who deal with arthritic […]

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