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Archive for the ‘Treatments’ Category

Muscle Relaxants for Spine Problems?

February 1st, 2021 by Lauren

A muscle relaxant (or muscle relaxer) is a prescription medication sometimes used for individuals with spine problems. But why would muscle relaxants be used to help problems with the bones, discs, and nerves of the spine? Let’s take a closer look. What is a Muscle Relaxant? Muscle relaxants (also called muscle relaxers) are a group […]

Disc Replacement vs Fusion

December 11th, 2020 by Lauren

Surgery is only recommended for about 15% of the patients we treat at Saratoga Spine. When it is needed, there are several different methods we use to help our patients. When treating herniated discs or degenerative disc disease surgically, we may choose a disc fusion or disc replacement. In this article we’ll take a look […]

A recent study suggests that early physical therapy is an effective treatment method for sciatica. What is Sciatica? The spine is made up of many bones, discs, and other soft tissues. Sensitive nerves run down the center of the spinal column, exit the spinal column, and travel to the rest of the body. Oftentimes, inflammation […]

Pain Medications for Neck and Back Pain

September 4th, 2020 by Lauren

Has your doctor recommended pain medications for your neck or back pain?  What are pain killers? How do these medications work? And what are the risks associated with them? Pain Medications for Spine Problems When treating spine conditions, doctors may use pain killers to help with the pain. But what exactly are pain killers? There […]

Last week we talked about some easy exercises you could do at home for your neck pain. Once you’re comfortable with those, you can move on to some neck strengthening exercises. If you missed last week’s article, check it out here: Exercises for Neck Pain You Can Do at Home Why Are Neck Strengthening Exercises […]

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If you suffer from pain from your back or neck, surgery can be a scary option. But it’s not always needed, or recommended. In fact, 85% of Saratoga Spine patients don’t require surgery. There are many forms of non-surgical treatment options for individuals who aren’t candidates for surgery. Non-Surgical Treatment Options Anti-Inflammatory Medication Anti-inflammatory medicine […]

Do Supplements Help With Back Pain?

March 6th, 2020 by Lauren

The number of dietary, vitamin and herbal supplements available seems to be constantly growing. Can any of these supplements help with back pain? Possibly. But there are also risks associated with taking supplements. Let’s talk about those first. Supplement Risks Natural Doesn’t Always Mean Safe Just because a supplement comes from a plant doesn’t mean […]

Sciatica is a condition which can result in significant pain. If you’ve experienced it, you know how it can make everyday tasks difficult. So what options are available for sciatica treatment? See Also: What is Sciatica? Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Sciatica Oftentimes sciatica will resolve itself within 1-2 months. As a result, doctors often start […]

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