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Spinal cord injuries can have a devastating impact on your life. Michelle Konkoly knows all about just how life changing a spinal cord injury can be. But, her determination and perseverance is proof that suffering a spinal cord injury doesn’t mean you have to stop living. The Accident and A Devastating Spinal Cord Injury Michelle […]

An Amazing Spinal Discovery!

October 16th, 2020 by Lauren

You probably know that all mammals have spines (vertebrae). That includes mammals that swim in the ocean. However, we don’t often get to see evidence of this. Well, some lifeguards out in Cape Cod recently did. After a recent storm the Wellfleet Lifeguards made an astounding discovery during cleanup. They found a long, largely intact, […]

10 Worst Jobs For Your Back

October 9th, 2020 by Lauren

The members of the North American Spine Society were surveyed about which jobs they believed were the most harmful for a person’s back. Here is a quick rundown on the top 10 worst jobs for your back. Driver Construction Worker Nurse Office Worker Manual Laborer Dentistry Warehouse Worker Mechanic Factory Worker Motherhood Jobs that are […]

Spinal Injuries in Sports

September 18th, 2020 by Lauren

Spinal injuries in sports are one of the most serious types of injuries for athletes. Sports medicine doctors, athletic trainers, and safety equipment designers work to continuously reduce the number of injuries to the spine. Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious and can be deadly. Less than 1% of patients who experience […]

Being a professional athlete doesn’t stop you from falling victim to problems of the spine. In previous articles we’ve talked about famous athletes who’ve recovered from spine surgery and shared an inspiring story of a professional athlete that dealt with an accident involving his spine. Well, professional athletes also have to deal with everyday aches […]

Most patients at Saratoga Spine don’t require surgery. For those that do, the current pandemic may have delayed their surgery. If your surgery had to be postponed because of COVID-19, here are some helpful tips to get you through these difficult times. Try Some Easy Exercises If you’re able, exercise is a great way to […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic Information

April 3rd, 2020 by Lauren

At this time of crisis we are here at Saratoga Spine to help with serious health issues. Protective Measures The public has been asked to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. However, you still need to get your medications, groceries, and see your doctor if you have very serious health issues. Should you need to […]

The Physical Effects of Technology

July 18th, 2019 by Lauren

What are the physical effects of technology use? In a previous post on the Saratoga Spine blog we talked about growing concern over a new phenomenon dubbed text neck. Additional research suggests an even more significant impact to our bodies. But, not all experts agree. What is Text Neck? Text neck, also called tech neck […]

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