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Posts Tagged ‘cervical’

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 […]

Cervical Spondylosis

April 4th, 2022 by Lauren

What is cervical spondylosis? The term cervical spondylosis is sometimes used interchangeably with arthritis of the neck. But what does that really mean? Neck Anatomy Inside the neck is the uppermost portion of the spine. The portion is called the “cervical” section of the spine. Therefore, when we hear a term like “cervical spondylosis” we […]

Our spine is made up of individual bones called vertebrae. Each vertebra is identified by a letter and number combination. But what do they mean? What does the Letter in the Vertebra Name Mean? The letter indicates in which section of the spine the bone can be found. C stands for the cervical section, from […]

Watch the video below to hear Dr. Herzog explain cervical myelopathy. Prefer to read? Check out the video transcript below. Or, read more about cervical myelopathy. What Is Cervical Myelopathy? Cervical myelopathy is a condition where the spinal cord, traveling through the neck is compressed and can present with symptoms such as imbalance, hand clumsiness, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Have you heard of cervical radiculitis? What about radiculopathy? Did someone mention it and you don’t know what it means? In this article we’ll focus on understanding this condition and treatment options for those suffering from it. What Is Cervical Radiculitis? What does cervical radiculitis mean? Let’s break down the terms. Cervical refers to the […]

5 Cervicogenic Headache Treatment Options

December 31st, 2018 by Lauren

In this article we’ll outline five cervicogenic headache treatment options that you can try if you suffer from these severe headaches. Cervicogenic Headache vs Migraine A cervicogenic headache is a headache caused by nerve irritation in the spine of the neck (the cervical area). A cervicogenic headache is often confused with a migraine as pain […]

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