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Yes. This most often happens when a nerve in the neck is compressed or irritated where it branches off from the spinal cord, creating a pain that radiates into the shoulder and/or the arm. In most cases, this pinched nerve condition, often called cervical radiculopathy, is caused by wear and tear as we age. Pain […]

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Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes people to experience pain all over the body, often producing chronic fatigue and difficulty sleeping. What makes this condition particularly challenging is that its symptoms are not uniform and can sometimes suddenly improve or worsen. The most common symptoms of this condition include: increased sensitivity to pain muscle stiffness […]

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Chances are, If you’ve slipped a disc, you’ll know it immediately because it’s often (though not always) quite painful. A herniated disc, also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, occurs when the gel-like center of a spinal disc bulges out through a tear in the outer ring of the disc. This can put pressure […]

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Disc Herniations in the Neck with Dr. Herzog Video Transcript Below   Patients who have disc herniations in the neck can present with acute severe neck pain. They may also present with more chronic pain. Disc herniations occur where the disc ages, and small fragments on the disc can protrude outward, and, if they’re compressing […]

[Video] Scoliosis with Dr. Herzog

June 24th, 2022 by Lauren

Scoliosis by Dr. John C. Herzog, Spinal Surgeon What is Scoliosis Scoliosis is curvature of the spine that can occur at any point in someone’s life. It may be congenital, a child may be born with scoliosis as an infant. It may be acquired. One of the most common causes of scoliosis is what we […]

[Video] Sciatica with Dr. Keshmiri

May 20th, 2022 by Lauren

  Dr. Keshmiri of Saratoga Spine Talks About Sciatica – Video Transcript Below Sciatica Sciatica is a very common reason that we see patients in the office. This refers to pain in the leg caused by a pinched nerve. Common Causes of Sciatica Common causes of sciatica include disc herniations in the low back, spinal […]

What are Bone Spurs?

May 16th, 2022 by Lauren

If you’ve had imaging done on your spine you may have been told that you have bone spurs. But what are bone spurs? How did you get them? And are they causing the pain in your neck or back? What are Bone Spurs? Bone spurs, medically known as osteophytes and enthesophytes, are locations where the […]

Cervical Spondylosis

April 4th, 2022 by Lauren

What is cervical spondylosis? The term cervical spondylosis is sometimes used interchangeably with arthritis of the neck. But what does that really mean? Neck Anatomy Inside the neck is the uppermost portion of the spine. The portion is called the “cervical” section of the spine. Therefore, when we hear a term like “cervical spondylosis” we […]

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