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  Dr. Keshmiri of Saratoga Spine Talks About Sciatica – Video Transcript Below Sciatica Sciatica is a very common reason that we see patients in the office. This refers to pain in the leg caused by a pinched nerve. Common Causes of Sciatica Common causes of sciatica include disc herniations in the low back, spinal […]

What are Bone Spurs?

May 16th, 2022 Posted in Spine Condition

If you’ve had imaging done on your spine you may have been told that you have bone spurs. But what are bone spurs? How did you get them? And are they causing the pain in your neck or back? What are Bone Spurs? Bone spurs, medically known as osteophytes and enthesophytes, are locations where the […]

Aging has a significant impact on our bodies. Here are some ways that aging affects the spine. Past Experiences The most obvious way that age (or time) impacts our bodies relates to experiences we’ve been through. Were you in a car accident and suffered neck injuries? Does your job involve a lot of lifting? Do […]

How To Relieve SI Joint Pain

April 25th, 2022 Posted in Treatments

What is the SI Joint? Sacroiliac joints, also known as SI joints, are at the very base of the spine. There is one SI joint on either side of the body, where the spine meets the hip bone. Ligaments of this joint help hold the spine to the pelvis. In this way, the pelvis helps […]

In the video below, Dr. Herzog discusses potential problems after spinal surgery. Read the full transcript below, or view more educational videos from Saratoga Spine. Problems After Surgery – Get a 2nd Opinion If you’ve had spinal surgery or have new or persistent problems, we may be able to identify a mechanical cause. Sometimes, problems […]

Cervical Spondylosis

April 4th, 2022 Posted in Spine Condition

What is cervical spondylosis? The term cervical spondylosis is sometimes used interchangeably with arthritis of the neck. But what does that really mean? Neck Anatomy Inside the neck is the uppermost portion of the spine. The portion is called the “cervical” section of the spine. Therefore, when we hear a term like “cervical spondylosis” we […]

The L5-S1 Lumbosacral Joint

March 25th, 2022 Posted in Back Pain

If you didn’t read last week’s blog post, take 5 minutes and read it now. We’ll wait. Then, once you’re an expert on the naming convention for the bones of the spine, come back here to learn about this critical part of the spine, the L5/S1 lumbosacral joint. Where Is L5-S1? If you cheated and […]

Our spine is made up of individual bones called vertebrae. Each vertebra is identified by a letter and number combination. But what do they mean? What does the Letter in the Vertebra Name Mean? The letter indicates in which section of the spine the bone can be found. C stands for the cervical section, from […]

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