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Archive for the ‘Safety Tips’ Category

5 Ways To Be Good To Your Spine

February 11th, 2022 by Lauren

A healthy spine is a happy spine (and hopefully, pain-free spine). Here are five ways to keep a healthy spine. 5 Paths to a Healthy Spine 1. Watch Your Posture One of the major functions of our spine is to help support the body. However, if we practice poor posture, we can aggravate the tissues […]

Shoveling snow isn’t anything new for us New Yorkers. But it can be hard on the back. Here are some tips to protect you (and your back) when it’s time to shovel snow. 1. Use the Right Tool (Snow Shovel) for the Job Selecting the proper shovel is a major factor in reducing back strain […]

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. If 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 […]

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