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Posts Tagged ‘alleviate back pain’

3 Ways to Avoid Spine Surgery

September 3rd, 2021 by Lauren

Nobody wants surgery, especially surgery on their neck or back. Luckily, there are ways you can help avoid spine surgery. Here at Saratoga Spine, we don’t recommend surgery for our patients unless we believe it’s absolutely necessary. In fact, over 80% of our patients don’t require surgery! With some conditions surgery is the best option. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Using a Tennis Ball to Relieve Back Pain?

March 26th, 2021 by Lauren

Have you heard of using a tennis ball to help relieve your back pain?┬áTennis ball or foam roller therapy is a form of self-myofascial release. What is Myofascial Release? Fascia is a connective tissue that runs throughout our body. Think of it like a 3-dimensional spiderweb holding all of our organs, blood vessels, and internal […]

An Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) is a common procedure used to treat back pain. This spinal injection is most often used to treat pain related to a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Note: You may also be interested in our article on facet joint injections. What is an Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI)? An epidural steroid […]

Should You Take Narcotics for Back Pain?

August 9th, 2018 by Lauren

Many wonder whether they should take narcotics for neck or back pain. Specifically, the use of painkillers such as oxycodone, morphine and fentanyl worry some people because of the severe risks associated with these drugs. Should you take these painkillers for your neck or back pain? Medicine For Back Pain at Home Depending on your […]

What are the Best Back Exercises at Home?

March 9th, 2018 by Lauren

If you have back pain you’ve, no doubt, had others recommend you strengthen your core. Exercises can be a great way to strengthen both your core and your back muscles. So, what are the best exercises for back pain? As it turns out, you can do many back exercises at home to help strengthen your […]

Chiropractic care is commonly used to treat neck and back pain. But what exactly is a chiropractor and how do they treat their patients? Let’s take a closer look at the chiropractic treatment method. What is a Chiropractor? A chiropractor is a licensed healthcare professional who treats individuals through physical manipulation of the spine and […]

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