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Posts Tagged ‘fracture’

Your Back and Snowboarding

December 17th, 2021 by Lauren

Snowboarding is becoming more popular across all age groups. While riding down the slopes can be great exercise and fun, there is also a risk of injury from the sport. Learn more about your back and snowboarding. Snowboarding vs Skiing Injuries Whether it be on a board or skis, there is a risk of injury […]

What is a Compression Fracture of the Spine? Our spines are a column of many individual bones (vertebra), separated by cushion-like discs (inter-vertebral discs). The shape of each vertebra is complex and is made up of a central almost-circular “body” and a more irregular shaped “arch”. The vertebral body is the load-bearing part, separated from […]

Sacrum Pain: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

November 13th, 2020 by Lauren

In this article we’ll discuss the various causes of sacrum pain, their symptoms, and treatment options. What is the Sacrum? The sacrum is a bone at the lower end of our spine, in our pelvic cavity. When we are young the sacrum is actually 5 additional vertebrae at the base of our spine. Sometime during […]

What does it mean to “break your back”? Here are three main types of spinal fractures and their typical causes. Understanding Fractures of the Spine – An Anatomy Review Before we talk about the different types of spinal fractures we should do a quick review of the anatomy of a spine. The spine is composed […]

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become brittle and can often lead to painful spinal conditions. Let’s take a look at how osteoporosis and the spine are related. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition in which the individual has weak and or brittle bones. This makes them more prone to bone fractures. […]

Over 85% of our patients here at Saratoga Spine do not need surgery. However, if NSAID’s, exercise, physical therapy and other treatments are not offering a patient relief, surgery may be recommended. In this article we’ll review one such surgical treatment option, Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery. Why Do you Need a Lumbar Spinal Fusion? Spinal fusion […]

Leg Length

December 27th, 2016 by Andrea

Do you have back pain? Believe it or not, the cause could be from having one leg longer than the other. Leg length differences can be caused by poor alignment of the pelvis or because one leg is longer than the other. Your body wants to be symmetrical and will do its best to compensate […]

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