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Posts Tagged ‘bulging disc’

What is Lumbar Stenosis and How is it Treated?

February 28th, 2020 by Lauren

Lumbar stenosis is a condition often treated at Saratoga Spine. Let’s take a closer look at what lumbar stenosis is and how it’s treated. What is Lumbar Stenosis? Stenosis refers to narrowing of the spinal canal. The term lumbar stenosis is used when the narrowing of the spinal canal occurs in the lumbar region of […]

Do Disc Herniations Come Back?

November 15th, 2019 by Lauren

If you’ve ever had a herniated disc you know that it can cause significant back pain and sciatica. But if you’ve had this condition in the past, and are having pain again, you may be wondering if it’s recurring. Do disc herniations come back? What is a Herniated Disc? You spine is made up of […]

Sciatic Nerve and Sciatica Explained

August 5th, 2018 by Lauren

The sciatic nerve is the thickest and longest nerve in the human body. It may also be the most commonly known nerve as it can be a great source of pain for many people. Sciatic Nerve Anatomy You may remember from our series on Spinal Anatomy that one of the primary functions of the spine […]

7 Effective Pinched Nerve Remedies

June 2nd, 2017 by Lauren

A pinched nerve in your lower back or neck can be debilitating. ¬†Treatment can vary but in this article we’ll discuss some common pinched nerve remedies. What is a Pinched Nerve? A pinched nerve occurs when something (bone, ligament, muscle, etc) puts pressure on a nerve. This can limit the nerve’s ability to function and […]

Anti Inflammatory Drugs for Back Pain

April 4th, 2017 by Lauren

In this article we’ll discuss the use of anti inflammatory drugs for back pain. More specifically, we’ll review a common form of these drugs, NSAIDs, and how they’re used to treat back pain. What are NSAIDs? Non-steriodal¬†anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are designed to block specific enzymes in the body that, among other things, promote inflammation1. […]

LIFE IS POSSIBLE AFTER SURGERY

November 14th, 2016 by Andrea

The idea of having surgery can be frightening for anyone, no matter what age. Some individuals assume that they will be unable to participate in many activities post surgery. However, dozens of famous athletes have proven this statement wrong and have thrived following the conclusion of their back/neck related surgeries. For instance, in more recent […]

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