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Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

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?┬áTennis 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 […]

3 Habits for a Healthy Spine

February 21st, 2020 by Lauren

Trouble with your spine can lead to pain in your neck, lower back, and even arms or legs. Keeping your spine healthy can go a long way to help prevent this chronic pain. Here are some easy habits for a healthy spine. Tips to Keep Your Spine Healthy Posture, Posture, Posture You’ll see this theme […]

3 Stretches for Lower Back Pain

January 10th, 2020 by Lauren

If you suffer from lower back pain doing some regular stretches can help ease the pain. Here are some simple stretches you can try at home. As with any new stretching or exercise regime, consult your doctor prior to beginning and stop immediately if your pain worsens. Stretches for Lower Back Pain Stretch #1 Kneel […]

If you have chronic neck pain or find yourself looking down at your phone too much these 3 stretches for neck pain may be helpful. Posture, Posture, Posture Before we talk about neck stretches we need to talk about posture. Remembering good posture can be critical in preventing or alleviating neck pain. What do we […]

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