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Archive for the ‘Treatments’ Category

Back pain can make everyday life challenging. However, some people avoid going to a doctor because they don’t want to have spine or back surgery. But don’t worry, chances are, you won’t need surgery! That’s right, about 85% of our patients don’t requrie surgery to treat their neck or back pain. Depending on the cause, […]

Natural Pain Killers

July 15th, 2022 by Lauren

When you’re dealing with head or neck pain part of the treatment plan usually involves lessening the pain while the area heals. There are over the counter and prescription medications for this purpose, but what about natural pain killers? Here are some ways to reduce the pain, naturally. Get Some Support, Mentally Dealing with pain […]

People often associate spine doctors with back pain but many patients come to us with neck pain. With people spending more time with their neck bent down (looking at a cell phone or down at a laptop screen) more people are finding neck pain to be a problem. If you’re experiencing neck pain and don’t […]

A multidisciplinary group of doctors and researchers has released new guidelines on how to treat cervical spine facet joint pain. Below is a summary of their combined recommendations. The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Medicine formed a group of scientists, researchers, and doctors called the Cervical […]

How To Relieve SI Joint Pain

April 25th, 2022 by Lauren

What is the SI Joint? Sacroiliac joints, also known as SI joints, are at the very base of the spine. There is one SI joint on either side of the body, where the spine meets the hip bone. Ligaments of this joint help hold the spine to the pelvis. In this way, the pelvis helps […]

In the video below, Dr. Herzog discusses potential problems after spinal surgery. Read the full transcript below, or view more educational videos from Saratoga Spine. Problems After Surgery – Get a 2nd Opinion If you’ve had spinal surgery or have new or persistent problems, we may be able to identify a mechanical cause. Sometimes, problems […]

How is Neck or Back Pain Diagnosed?

March 7th, 2022 by Lauren

If you read articles on the Saratoga Spine blog, you’ll notice we often discuss different conditions that cause neck or back pain and how they’re treated. However, how do the doctors know which treatment is best? Or which condition each patient has? In other words, how is neck or back pain diagnosed? Office Visit Exams […]

85% of our Patients Do Not Require Surgery

February 22nd, 2022 by Andrea

Did you know that 85% of our patients do not require surgery? Many patients evaluated by one of our spine specialists believe that surgery is the only answer to correct their spinal or cervical issue. Worse yet, some people shy away from a doctor’s visit entirely for fear of a surgical recommendation. However, most of […]

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