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Posts Tagged ‘chronic pain’

Exercises to Avoid With Back Pain

August 20th, 2021 by Lauren

Exercise is a common element in back pain treatment plans. However, not all exercise is appropriate if you have a spinal condition. Here are some exercises to avoid with back pain. Situps Situps can be a great way to strengthn your core but can put pressure on the discs in the spine. This pressure can […]

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 […]

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 […]

We often think of arthritis as affecting fingers and knees. But arthritis can affect most joints in the body, including the joints of the spine. In this article we’ll look at the stymptoms and treatment options for spinal arthritis. There are several forms of spinal arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis develops over time. […]

When To See A Doctor for Back Pain

February 5th, 2021 by Lauren

During a pandemic you may be tempted to delay seeing a doctor for your ailments. But, sometimes, being evaluated and/or treated is urgent and shouldn’t be delayed. Here are some tips for knowing when to see a doctor for back pain. Times When You Should See A Doctor For Back Pain After an Accident or […]

Are You More Prone to Back Pain Than Others?

January 8th, 2021 by Lauren

Are you frustrated that your back pain is back? Does it seem like you’re more prone to chronic back pain than others? Well, you could be. Chronic Back Pain What do we mean by chronic back pain? Back pain can mean different things to different people. For example, middle back pain is different than lower […]

Mental Health and Conditions of the Spine

December 30th, 2020 by Lauren

When we think of spine conditions (ruptured discs, sciatica, pinched nerve in the neck, etc) we often think of the physical pain and discomfort. However, there is also a mental component to these conditions which is sometimes overlooked. Spine Conditions There are many problems that can arise in and around the spine. Degenerative conditions, physical […]

Stress And Chronic Back or Neck Pain

June 5th, 2020 by Lauren

There are differing opinions on how stress can affect pain. However, most experts agree that stress can exacerbate chronic pain. So, if you suffer from chronic pain in the back or neck, finding a way to reduce the stress in your life may help. Worry-Pain Downward Spiral One theory on how stress can affect pain […]

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