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Archive for the ‘Spine Condition’ Category

What is a Compression Fracture of the Spine? Our spines are a column of many individual bones (vertebra), separated by cushion-like discs (inter-vertebral discs). The shape of each vertebra is complex and is made up of a central almost-circular “body” and a more irregular shaped “arch”. The vertebral body is the load-bearing part, separated from […]

 Foot Drop – An Introduction with Dr. Keshmiri of Saratoga Spine Transcript Below What is Foot Drop? Foot drop is a condition that describes weakness in the muscles that control your ability to bring your foot upward. It’s important in the sense that if there is weakness, it can cause tripping over your foot. […]

Why Are My Fingers Numb?

August 27th, 2021 by Lauren

There are many reasons your fingers can be numb but today we’ll focus on just one. A problem in your spine. When you’re trying to figure out why your fingers are numb your spine probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind but it may just be the problem. Why Are My Fingers Numb? […]

Watch the video below to hear Dr. Herzog explain cervical myelopathy. Prefer to read? Check out the video transcript below. Or, read more about cervical myelopathy. What Is Cervical Myelopathy? Cervical myelopathy is a condition where the spinal cord, traveling through the neck is compressed and can present with symptoms such as imbalance, hand clumsiness, […]

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 […]

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