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Tingling or numbness in the arm or leg can often be related to the spine because of the way the spinal nerves function.  What follows is a brief explanation of how this all works. The spinal cord is a major part of the central nervous system, and it carries nerve signals between the brain and […]

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Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttocks, becomes tight or spasms, causing pain and discomfort in the buttocks and lower back. This condition can be caused by overuse, muscle imbalances, or injury and can be worsened by certain activities, such as prolonged sitting, running, and, yes, strength training […]

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A Pain in the Butt

January 11th, 2023 by itmc

Piriformis Syndrome We’re all familiar with emotional pain in the butts, but what is going on when we actually experience a physical pain in the butt? Pain in the buttocks can mean you have Piriformis Syndrome. The piriformis muscle is located in the buttocks near the top of the hip joint. It keeps the hip […]

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[Video] Sciatica with Dr. Keshmiri

May 20th, 2022 by Lauren

  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 […]

[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 […]

Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for piriformis syndrome. Spinal Anatomy Piriformis Muscles The piriformis is a muscle on the outside of the hip that aids in the hip’s ability to rotate. Sciatic Nerve The sciatic nerves are the main nerves that carry information from the spinal cord down each of the legs. It […]

You may have heard your doctor mention acute vs chronic pain, but what do they mean by it? What really are the differences between acute pain and chronic pain? Acute Pain Acute pain can have causes such as trauma, disease, or surgery. Pain symptoms can include increased heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, discomfort, facial […]

What Causes Lower Back and Leg Pain?

May 29th, 2018 by Lauren

Did you know that issues in your spine can cause you pain in different areas of your body? It’s not uncommon for problems in the spine to cause pain that radiates down the leg. In fact, one study reported that 60% of individuals that brought up back pain to their primary care physician described having […]

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