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Posts Tagged ‘non surgical’

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 […]

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. […]

Massage for Neck Pain

June 8th, 2021 by Lauren

Can Massage Help Neck Pain? Researchers have found conflicting results on whether massage therapy can help chronic neck pain. Some studies have found that massage therapy reduces chronic neck pain. However, other studies show that massage is no more effective than other forms of treatment, even advice! If you’ve discussed it with your doctor and […]

There are several prescribed and over the counter pain killers available. But what if you prefer natural pain relief? Here are three pain killers you may want to consider for your neck or back pain. Clove (Eugenol) A topical analgesic is a substance placed on the skin to numb the area or reduce its sensitivity. […]

Physical therapy is often prescribed or recommended for individuals with back pain. How can physical therapy help and why is it so important? How Can Physical Therapy Help with Back Pain? Physical therapy is a nonsurgical treatment option used for many conditions that cause back pain. Evaluation Back pain can be caused by many different […]

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 […]

If you suffer from pain from your back or neck, surgery can be a scary option. But it’s not always needed, or recommended. In fact, 85% of Saratoga Spine patients don’t require surgery. There are many forms of non-surgical treatment options for individuals who aren’t candidates for surgery. Non-Surgical Treatment Options Anti-Inflammatory Medication Anti-inflammatory medicine […]

Sciatica is a condition which can result in significant pain. If you’ve experienced it, you know how it can make everyday tasks difficult. So what options are available for sciatica treatment? See Also: What is Sciatica? Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Sciatica Oftentimes sciatica will resolve itself within 1-2 months. As a result, doctors often start […]

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