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Should I Use Heat or Ice for A Stiff Neck

October 12th, 2021 by Lauren

If you have a stiff neck or neck pain it can make the simplest things very uncomfortable. The good news is that there are some things you can do at home to help alleviate the pain. Two such home treatements are applying heat and applying ice to the area. But which is better? Should you […]

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Neuromonitoring During Spine Surgery

October 4th, 2021 by Lauren

Neuromonitoring is a technique the surgeons at Saratoga Spine often use to ensure the health and safety of their patients. But what is neuromonitoring? And how is neuromonitoring used during spine surgery? What is Neuromonitoring? Neuromonitoring is the term used for monitoring a patient’s nervous system during surgery. Typically with neuromonitoring, a trained neurologist or […]

What Is An Electronic Bone Stimulator?

August 10th, 2021 by Lauren

If you’re having a spinal fusion surgery your doctor may also use an electronic bone stimulator. But what is it and how does it work? What is an Electronic Bone Stimulator? During a spinal fusion surgery two or more bones of the spine are fused, or “welded” together. During the surgery the surgeon may insert artificial […]

FAQ About Spinal Fusion Surgery

July 9th, 2021 by Lauren

Spinal Fusion Surgery FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Below are some frequently asked questions about spinal fusion surgery and some short answers. For more in depth information, see our link to other articles online, or make an appointment and talk to one of the doctors at Saratoga Spine. What is spinal fusion surgery? Spinal fusion is […]

Many articles on the Saratoga Spine blog discuss treatment options for various spine conditions. However, often these conditions can result in chronic or acute pain. Do the treatment options differ when the pain is chronic versus acute? What’s the Difference Between Chronic and Acute Pain? The main difference between chronic and acute pain is how […]

Problems in the upper spine (neck area) can lead to pain in the shoulders and arms an potentially numbness and weakness down the arms. For most individuals the symptoms can be resolved with a combination of phsyical therapy, chiropractic care, and/or steroid injections. When these non-surgical treatments aren’t effective, your doctor may recommend a surgical […]

Massage for Neck Pain

June 8th, 2021 by Lauren

Can Massage Help Neck Pain? Researchers have found conflicting results on whether massage therapy can help chronic neck pain. Some studies have found that massage therapy reduces chronic neck pain. However, other studies show that massage is no more effective than other forms of treatment, even advice! If you’ve discussed it with your doctor and […]

There are several prescribed and over the counter pain killers available. But what if you prefer natural pain relief? Here are three pain killers you may want to consider for your neck or back pain. Clove (Eugenol) A topical analgesic is a substance placed on the skin to numb the area or reduce its sensitivity. […]

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