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Archive for the ‘Spine Condition’ Category

Read the video transcript below. Synovial Cyst with Dr. Armin Afsar-Keshmiri A synovial cyst refers to a fluid filled sac in the spine that is typically eminating from the facet joints. The facet joints are these small joints in the lumbar spine. They’re very similar to joints such as the hip and knee in that […]

We often think of arthritis as affecting fingers and knees. But arthritis can affect most joints in the body, including the joints of the spine. In this article we’ll look at the stymptoms and treatment options for spinal arthritis. There are several forms of spinal arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis develops over time. […]

Can you Develop Scoliosis as an Adult?

April 2nd, 2021 by Lauren

When people think of scoliosis they mostly think of children. But can you develop scoliosis as an adult? What is Scoliosis? Humans’ spines have natural curves in then. These curves are from the front of the body toward the back, and vice versa. There are no curves from side to side. So, when you look […]

What is a Slipped Disc?

March 8th, 2021 by Lauren

Your doctor diagnosed you with a slipped disc. What does that mean? Will you need surgery? Learn more about this condition with this quick breakdown. Disc Anatomy Your spine is made up of a column of bones, from your the base of your skull to your tailbone. In between each bone in this “column” is […]

Living with Scoliosis

December 18th, 2020 by Lauren

A scoliosis diagnosis can be scary. But living with scoliosis doesn’t have to be. What is Scoliosis? Human spines curve naturally toward the front and back of the body. However, is should not curve toward the left or right side of the body. If you look at a person’s back and had x-ray vision you […]

What does it mean to “break your back”? Here are three main types of spinal fractures and their typical causes. Understanding Fractures of the Spine – An Anatomy Review Before we talk about the different types of spinal fractures we should do a quick review of the anatomy of a spine. The spine is composed […]

Arthritis in the Spine

August 7th, 2020 by Lauren

Today we’re talking about arthritis in the spine. What is it, what causes it and understanding ways to treat it. What is Arthritis? Arthritis is a term that refers to joint pain. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and conditions that relate to arthritis. Some of these include: osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthritis, and […]

Kissing Spine in Horses and Humans

July 17th, 2020 by Lauren

Horses are pretty popular in our area, as our main office is in Saratoga Springs, NY. Even when the track isn’t open, it’s not uncommon to see horses grazing in fields of local farms and residences. Like humans, horses have a spine. Unfortunately, also like humans, problems with a horse’s spine can become very painful […]

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