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Spine conditions can have many causes. Some genetic or the result of natural aging. Others are caused by our actions and behaviors. This is the case with overuse injuries. What is an Overuse Injury? An overuse injury is a condition caused by a repetitive motion, action, or being in a position too long. Performing the […]

Scoliosis by Dr. John C. Herzog, Spinal Surgeon What is Scoliosis Scoliosis is curvature of the spine that can occur at any point in someone’s life. It may be congenital, a child may be born with scoliosis as an infant. It may be acquired. One of the most common causes of scoliosis is what we […]

People often associate spine doctors with back pain but many patients come to us with neck pain. With people spending more time with their neck bent down (looking at a cell phone or down at a laptop screen) more people are finding neck pain to be a problem. If you’re experiencing neck pain and don’t […]

Lower back pain is the biggest cause of disability globally. Oftentimes the pain will go away on its own, but it may come back months or years later. If you’ve had episodes of lower back pain, you know how difficult it can be to perform everyday activities. When your lower back pain returns, is there […]

A multidisciplinary group of doctors and researchers has released new guidelines on how to treat cervical spine facet joint pain. Below is a summary of their combined recommendations. The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Medicine formed a group of scientists, researchers, and doctors called the Cervical […]

  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 […]

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