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Posts Tagged ‘herniated disc’

What is a Slipped Disc?

March 8th, 2021 by Lauren

Your doctor diagnosed you with a slipped disc. What does that mean? Will you need surgery? Learn more about this condition with this quick breakdown. Disc Anatomy Your spine is made up of a column of bones, from your the base of your skull to your tailbone. In between each bone in this “column” is […]

What is Lumbar Stenosis and How is it Treated?

February 28th, 2020 by Lauren

Lumbar stenosis is a condition often treated at Saratoga Spine. Let’s take a closer look at what lumbar stenosis is and how it’s treated. What is Lumbar Stenosis? Stenosis refers to narrowing of the spinal canal. The term lumbar stenosis is used when the narrowing of the spinal canal occurs in the lumbar region of […]

How Do You Get A Pinched Nerve in the Spine?

February 14th, 2020 by Lauren

A pinched nerve can be very painful. If you get a pinched nerve in the spine it can lead to neck, shoulder, arm, back, or leg pain. But how do you get a pinched nerve in the spine? Spinal Cord and Nerves One of the critical functions of the spine is to protect the important […]

Do Disc Herniations Come Back?

November 15th, 2019 by Lauren

If you’ve ever had a herniated disc you know that it can cause significant back pain and sciatica. But if you’ve had this condition in the past, and are having pain again, you may be wondering if it’s recurring. Do disc herniations come back? What is a Herniated Disc? You spine is made up of […]

Are Spine Conditions Hereditary?

January 16th, 2019 by Lauren

Is it just a coincidence that you and your mother both suffer from chronic back pain? Or does it just run the family? Let’s take a closer look to answer the question, are spine conditions hereditary? Are Spine Conditions Hereditary? The causes of different spine conditions vary so let’s take a look at some more […]

Are My Hip Pain and Back Pain Related?

November 28th, 2018 by Lauren

People who suffer from both hip pain and back pain can experience lower back pain, groin pain, thigh pain, pain in the buttocks, and sometimes knee pain. The term “hip-spine syndrome” was coined to describe individuals who suffer from pain in these areas. However, because the pain can vary in location, diagnosing the source of […]

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 […]

Pinched Nerve in Neck Symptoms

September 5th, 2018 by Lauren

A pinched nerve in your neck can be caused by something as simple as making repetitive motions or maintaining one position for too long (ie: while sleeping). It can also be caused by something internal, like a herniated disc. How do you know if you have a pinched nerve in your neck? Let’s take a […]

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