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Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Lower back pain is the biggest cause of disability globally. Oftentimes the pain will go away on its own, but it may come back months or years later. If you’ve had episodes of lower back pain, you know how difficult it can be to perform everyday activities. When your lower back pain returns, is there […]

85% of our Patients Do Not Require Surgery

February 22nd, 2022 by Andrea

Did you know that 85% of our patients do not require surgery? Many patients evaluated by one of our spine specialists believe that surgery is the only answer to correct their spinal or cervical issue. Worse yet, some people shy away from a doctor’s visit entirely for fear of a surgical recommendation. However, most of […]

5 Ways To Be Good To Your Spine

February 11th, 2022 by Lauren

A healthy spine is a happy spine (and hopefully, pain-free spine). Here are five ways to keep a healthy spine. 5 Paths to a Healthy Spine 1. Watch Your Posture One of the major functions of our spine is to help support the body. However, if we practice poor posture, we can aggravate the tissues […]

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. […]

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 […]

Swimming can be great therapy for back pain. But, there are also ways in which swimming poses risks for spine and back injuries. Diving Spinal Cord Injury Probably the most well-known spinal injury associated with swimming is a spinal cord injury (SCI) from diving in a shallow pool and hitting your head/neck. According to the […]

3 Ways to Stay Active with Back Pain

April 2nd, 2021 by Lauren

You may have heard that exercise is good for back pain. But how can you stay active with back pain bothering you? Why Staying Active is Important The federal government releases recommendations with respect to physical activity. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans lists numerous health benefits to staying active. They include mental benefits such […]

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? Tennis 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 […]

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