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Archive for the ‘Safety Tips’ Category

Your Back and Snowboarding

December 17th, 2021 by Lauren

Snowboarding is becoming more popular across all age groups. While riding down the slopes can be great exercise and fun, there is also a risk of injury from the sport. Learn more about your back and snowboarding. Snowboarding vs Skiing Injuries Whether it be on a board or skis, there is a risk of injury […]

5 Fall Prevention Tips for Snow and Ice

December 13th, 2021 by Lauren

It’s that time of year again in Saratoga Springs, NY. The cold weather is back, bringing with it, snow and ice. And with snow and ice comes an increased risk for slips and falls. A fall can aggravate an existing back condition or cause damage to the spinal cord, creating a new problem. Here are […]

5 Spine Health Tips for Back to School

September 17th, 2021 by Lauren

It’s back to school time again. Whether back in person, virtually, or a combination, here are some pointers for keeping a healthy spine when school’s in session. Backpacks If you or your child is using a backpack to carry their books, there are some things you should keep in mind.┬áIf the backpack is heavy or […]

3 Ways to Avoid Spine Surgery

September 3rd, 2021 by Lauren

Nobody wants surgery, especially surgery on their neck or back. Luckily, there are ways you can help avoid spine surgery. Here at Saratoga Spine, we don’t recommend surgery for our patients unless we believe it’s absolutely necessary. In fact, over 80% of our patients don’t require surgery! With some conditions surgery is the best option. […]

Exercises to Avoid With Back Pain

August 20th, 2021 by Lauren

Exercise is a common element in back pain treatment plans. However, not all exercise is appropriate if you have a spinal condition. Here are some exercises to avoid with back pain. Situps Situps can be a great way to strengthn your core but can put pressure on the discs in the spine. This pressure can […]

Swimming can be great therapy for back pain. But, there are also ways in which swimming poses risks for spine and back injuries. Diving Spinal Cord Injury Probably the most well-known spinal injury associated with swimming is a spinal cord injury (SCI) from diving in a shallow pool and hitting your head/neck. According to the […]

Dehydration and Your Spine

May 14th, 2021 by Lauren

We’ve all heard it’s important to drink water throughout the day. Some people specify drink 8 cups a day. It’s true, water is important for many parts of your body, including your spine. Let’s take a closer look at why hydration is important for your spine. Spinal Discs The spine is composed of a few […]

It’s that time of year again. Time to rake the leaves, weed the gardens, fix up the flower beds, and more. All that yard work can be a real pain in the back. Here are some ways to avoid been nagging back pain from yard work. Switch Jobs Frequently So, you have lots of raking […]

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