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5 Spine Health Tips for Back to School

September 17th, 2021 Posted in Safety Tips

It’s back to school time again. Whether back in person, virtually, or a combination, here are some pointers for keeping a healthy spine when school’s in session. Backpacks If you or your child is using a backpack to carry their books, there are some things you should keep in mind. If the backpack is heavy or […]

 Foot Drop – An Introduction with Dr. Keshmiri of Saratoga Spine Transcript Below What is Foot Drop? Foot drop is a condition that describes weakness in the muscles that control your ability to bring your foot upward. It’s important in the sense that if there is weakness, it can cause tripping over your foot. […]

3 Ways to Avoid Spine Surgery

September 3rd, 2021 Posted in Safety Tips

Nobody wants surgery, especially surgery on their neck or back. Luckily, there are ways you can help avoid spine surgery. Here at Saratoga Spine, we don’t recommend surgery for our patients unless we believe it’s absolutely necessary. In fact, over 80% of our patients don’t require surgery! With some conditions surgery is the best option. […]

Why Are My Fingers Numb?

August 27th, 2021 Posted in Spine Condition

There are many reasons your fingers can be numb but today we’ll focus on just one. A problem in your spine. When you’re trying to figure out why your fingers are numb your spine probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind but it may just be the problem. Why Are My Fingers Numb? […]

Exercise is a common element in back pain treatment plans. However, not all exercise is appropriate if you have a spinal condition. Here are some exercises to avoid with back pain. Situps Situps can be a great way to strengthn your core but can put pressure on the discs in the spine. This pressure can […]

Watch the video below to hear Dr. Herzog explain cervical myelopathy. Prefer to read? Check out the video transcript below. Or, read more about cervical myelopathy. What Is Cervical Myelopathy? Cervical myelopathy is a condition where the spinal cord, traveling through the neck is compressed and can present with symptoms such as imbalance, hand clumsiness, […]

If you’re having a spinal fusion surgery your doctor may also use an electronic bone stimulator. But what is it and how does it work? What is an Electronic Bone Stimulator? During a spinal fusion surgery two or more bones of the spine are fused, or “welded” together. During the surgery the surgeon may insert artificial […]

What Causes Back Pain?

July 30th, 2021 Posted in Back Pain

Back pain is pretty common among adults in the United States. But why? What causes back pain? Quick Intro to Spine Anatomy Most of us are aware that we have a backbone running up and down the back of our bodies. Another name for the backbone is the spine. The spine runs from the base […]

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