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Archive for the ‘Back Pain’ Category

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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[Video] Sciatica with Dr. Keshmiri

December 6th, 2021 by Lauren

The doctors at Saratoga Spine are pleased to offer educational resources such as this website, the blog about spine issues, and educational videos. Below is a video in which Dr. Keshmiri disucsses the basics of Sciatica. Watch the video below. Or, if you prefer to read, the transcript is below. Sciatica Overview by Dr. Keshmiri […]

6 Causes of Upper Back Pain

November 19th, 2021 by Lauren

When we talk about back pain we’re often talking about lower back pain. But what about upper back pain? While less common, it does occur. Here are some reasons people may develop upper back pain. Causes of Upper Back Pain Some potential causes of upper back pain are: Injury poor posture Herniated disc Osteoarthritis Compression […]

Does Cold Weather Affect Back Pain?

November 5th, 2021 by Lauren

Have you heard people say, “the cold makes my joints hurt”? Or, “my knees hurt, rain must be coming”? Does weather affect our bodies that much? Let’s take a closer look, can cold weather affect back pain? Causes of Back Pain Before we determine if cold weather can exacerbate back pain we first must understand […]

What Causes Back Pain?

July 30th, 2021 by Lauren

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 […]

Back Pain After Pregnancy

February 26th, 2021 by Lauren

Back pain after pregnancy can be a pain, quite literally. How long will it last? And is there a good way to get rid of it? Let’s take a closer look at postpartum back pain. Why Does My Back Hurt After Pregnancy? There are several reasons your back may hurt after your pregnancy. Many might […]

Facet Joint Pain

February 22nd, 2021 by Lauren

What Is Facet Joint Pain? Facet Joint Pain is a term that describes the part of the spine that is causing the pain. Each bone of the spine (vertebra) is a complex structure that includes a cylindrical-type ‘body’ and facets, which stick out like fingers from the ‘body’. The facets from neighboring vertabrae work together […]

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