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Archive for the ‘Exercise’ Category

Osteoporosis and Yoga Positions to Avoid

March 25th, 2019 by Lauren

Yoga has become a popular way for people to stay healthy. The combination of stretching, exercise, and improved core strength can prove to be beneficial to the body and the mind. However, a recent study reviewed individuals with osteoporosis and yoga positions they should avoid to prevent injury. Benefits of Yoga Many people enjoy yoga […]

What are the Best Back Exercises at Home?

March 9th, 2018 by Lauren

If you have back pain you’ve, no doubt, had others recommend you strengthen your core. Exercises can be a great way to strengthen both your core and your back muscles. So, what are the best exercises for back pain? As it turns out, you can do many back exercises at home to help strengthen your […]

Pilates has become very popular in the United States. Can it be helpful for you? What about your back? In this article we’ll talk about pilates and the potential benefits of pilates for back pain. What is Pilates? Pilates is a type of physical fitness in which the individual performs controlled movements to strengthen their […]

Alexander Technique and the Spine

July 24th, 2017 by Lauren

What is the Alexander Technique? The Alexander Technique is described in many ways. The Alexander Technique is… “an educational method…teaching how to change faulty postural habits, it enables improved mobility, posture, performance and alertness and relief of chronic stiffness, tension and stress.”2 “a method of releasing unwanted muscular tension throughout your body which has accumulated […]

One of the first questions most back pain sufferers ask is what is the best treatment for my back pain? A common assumption is that surgery will be required. However, here at Saratoga Spine, less than 85% of our patients require surgery. Instead, the majority of our patients respond to non-surgical treatment options. In a […]

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Is Running Good for Your Back?

June 15th, 2017 by Lauren

While most people with back pain realize that exercise can help, they may question is running good for your back? A common theory is that the strain on your spine during running can cause back pain. However, a recent article by the New York Times reviews a study that found running may be good for […]

Understanding Golf Back Pain

May 28th, 2017 by Lauren

Are you suffering from golf back pain? You’re not alone. According to a study by McHardy, Pollard and Luo: “The low back is the most common injury sustained whilst playing golf, and the dynamic action of the golf swing is a major contributing factor to injury.”1 Causes for Golf Back Pain There are several reasons […]

The McKenzie Method (MDT) is a method for assessing, classifying and treating patients with pain in their back, neck, arms and legs. It is a non-surgical treatment that involves physical therapy and exercises. What is the McKenzie Method? The McKenzie Method (also know as MDT for Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) is a system for assessing, […]

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