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Archive for the ‘Spine Condition’ Category

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 […]

Infections of the Spine

June 15th, 2020 by Lauren

Most people will experience some type of neck pain or back pain in their lifetime. Arthritis, disc herniations, poor posture are all common causes of spine pain. Less common, but more serious, causes of back pain or neck pain are infections of the spine. Here’s a bit more about these infections and what to watch […]

What is Lumbar Stenosis and How is it Treated?

February 28th, 2020 by Lauren

Lumbar stenosis is a condition often treated at Saratoga Spine. Let’s take a closer look at what lumbar stenosis is and how it’s treated. What is Lumbar Stenosis? Stenosis refers to narrowing of the spinal canal. The term lumbar stenosis is used when the narrowing of the spinal canal occurs in the lumbar region of […]

How Do You Get A Pinched Nerve in the Spine?

February 14th, 2020 by Lauren

A pinched nerve can be very painful. If you get a pinched nerve in the spine it can lead to neck, shoulder, arm, back, or leg pain. But how do you get a pinched nerve in the spine? Spinal Cord and Nerves One of the critical functions of the spine is to protect the important […]

Do Disc Herniations Come Back?

November 15th, 2019 by Lauren

If you’ve ever had a herniated disc you know that it can cause significant back pain and sciatica. But if you’ve had this condition in the past, and are having pain again, you may be wondering if it’s recurring. Do disc herniations come back? What is a Herniated Disc? You spine is made up of […]

How Do I Know if I Have a Spinal Injury?

November 8th, 2019 by Lauren

An injury to the spine requires immediate medical attention. If not treated properly it can lead to permanent nerve damage or paralysis. But we often hear the same question, “how do I know if I have a spinal injury”? Well, as it turns out, there are some signs you can watch out for. How to […]

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