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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 […]

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. […]

5 Tips for Maintaining Good Desk Posture

December 7th, 2018 by Lauren

What’s the best desk posture? If you work at a desk job you’ve thought about how much time you spend sitting at your desk. Maybe you’ve even felt some aches and pains that you associate with sitting too long in your office job. While your job may require you to be at a computer for […]

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 […]

According to studies, women with large breast sizes are more prone to back, shoulder and neck pain than those with smaller breasts. Heavy Breasts Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, the spine doctor and researcher most noted for coining the term “text neck“, performed a study on the effect of breast size on the spine. In his study […]

Could Your Diet and Chronic Pain Be Related?

October 15th, 2018 by Lauren

Yes. Scientists say your diet and chronic pain could be related! A typical American diet can make the body susceptible to pain, while some diets can do the opposite. The Link Between Diet and Chronic Pain Taking anti-inflammatories is a common recommendation for those who suffer from back or neck pain. That’s because the reduced […]

Turn on some music and feel the pain subside. What?! Listening to your favorite artist won’t fix what’s ailing you but music therapy has been found to be effective in treating chronic pain! What is Music Therapy? Music therapy is the use of music to help improve individuals’ physical and emotional health. Using music to […]

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 […]

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