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Posts Tagged ‘posture’

5 Spine Health Tips for Back to School

September 17th, 2021 by Lauren

It’s back to school time again. Whether back in person, virtually, or a combination, here are some pointers for keeping a healthy spine when school’s in session. Backpacks If you or your child is using a backpack to carry their books, there are some things you should keep in mind.┬áIf the backpack is heavy or […]

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. […]

4 Risk Factors for Neck Pain

April 30th, 2021 by Lauren

A study looking at data through 2015 found that 15% of the US population suffered from neck pain. A group of Texas A&M researchers recently performed a study to better understand an individual’s risk factors for neck pain. Some factors seem obvious, some may be surprising. Work Related Risk Factors As might be expected, work […]

Watch your posture. Sit up straight. Don’t slouch. We’ve probably all heard these sayings before. Buy why is posture so important? Because poor posture can damage your spine and cause aches and pains throughout your body. Anatomy and Curves of the Spine Our spine is made up of many vertebrae. In between each vertebrae is […]

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Anywhere from 20-70% of individuals will suffer from neck pain at some point in their lives. What causes neck pain? Here are some of the more common causes. Sleeping Position Can Cause Chronic Neck Pain It may sound strange to talk about your posture while you’re sleeping but it can be important. You spend nearly […]

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 […]

The Alexander Technique is a process by which people change their way of thinking as it relates to their body and movements. The goal of the system is to help people improve their posture and how they hold their body. See Also: Our previous article where we review the background and history of the Alexander […]

In last week’s article we talked about the best chairs for back pain. But, just because you work on a computer all day doesn’t mean that you have to sit in a chair all day. Another popular trend in office environments is to stand behind your desk. In this article we will look at sit […]

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