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Posts Tagged ‘lower back’

 Foot Drop – An Introduction with Dr. Keshmiri of Saratoga Spine Transcript Below What is Foot Drop? Foot drop is a condition that describes weakness in the muscles that control your ability to bring your foot upward. It’s important in the sense that if there is weakness, it can cause tripping over your foot. […]

Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for piriformis syndrome. Spinal Anatomy Piriformis Muscles The piriformis is a muscle on the outside of the hip that aids in the hip’s ability to rotate. Sciatic Nerve The sciatic nerves are the main nerves that carry information from the spinal cord down each of the legs. It […]

Can Back Pain Be Related to Diabetes?

March 8th, 2019 by Lauren

Back pain can be caused by numerous things: an injury, congenital condition or simply from aging. In addition, recent studies are looking to see if back pain can be related to diabetes! What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which the levels of glucose in your blood are too high. Glucose is a sugar […]

5 Tips for Maintaining Good Desk Posture

December 7th, 2018 by Lauren

What’s the best desk posture? If you work at a desk job you’ve thought about how much time you spend sitting at your desk. Maybe you’ve even felt some aches and pains that you associate with sitting too long in your office job. While your job may require you to be at a computer for […]

Sciatic Nerve and Sciatica Explained

August 5th, 2018 by Lauren

The sciatic nerve is the thickest and longest nerve in the human body. It may also be the most commonly known nerve as it can be a great source of pain for many people. Sciatic Nerve Anatomy You may remember from our series on Spinal Anatomy that one of the primary functions of the spine […]

What are the Best Back Exercises at Home?

March 9th, 2018 by Lauren

If you have back pain you’ve, no doubt, had others recommend you strengthen your core. Exercises can be a great way to strengthen both your core and your back muscles. So, what are the best exercises for back pain? As it turns out, you can do many back exercises at home to help strengthen your […]

Is My Groin Pain Coming from My Back?

June 23rd, 2017 by Lauren

If you have groin pain you may not have associated it with a problem in your back. But, there are several ways spine problems can result in groin pain. What Back Problems Can Result in Groin Pain? Herniated Disc The spinal column helps support the body but also protects a lot of nerves that travel […]

Understanding Golf Back Pain

May 28th, 2017 by Lauren

Are you suffering from golf back pain? You’re not alone. According to a study by McHardy, Pollard and Luo: “The low back is the most common injury sustained whilst playing golf, and the dynamic action of the golf swing is a major contributing factor to injury.”1 Causes for Golf Back Pain There are several reasons […]

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