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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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Acute Low Back Pain, with Dr. Keshmiri of Saratoga Spine Acute Low Back Pain Acute low back pain is one of the most common reasons that we see patients in the office. Typically, patients present to the office with severe debilitating back pain. They have difficulty standing, and any movement causes severe pain in their […]

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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 […]

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 […]

The L5-S1 Lumbosacral Joint

March 25th, 2022 by Lauren

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 […]

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