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Posts Tagged ‘recovery’

Many articles on the Saratoga Spine blog discuss treatment options for various spine conditions. However, often these conditions can result in chronic or acute pain. Do the treatment options differ when the pain is chronic versus acute? What’s the Difference Between Chronic and Acute Pain? The main difference between chronic and acute pain is how […]

Problems in the upper spine (neck area) can lead to pain in the shoulders and arms an potentially numbness and weakness down the arms. For most individuals the symptoms can be resolved with a combination of phsyical therapy, chiropractic care, and/or steroid injections. When these non-surgical treatments aren’t effective, your doctor may recommend a surgical […]

Back Pain After Pregnancy

February 26th, 2021 by Lauren

Back pain after pregnancy can be a pain, quite literally. How long will it last? And is there a good way to get rid of it? Let’s take a closer look at postpartum back pain. Why Does My Back Hurt After Pregnancy? There are several reasons your back may hurt after your pregnancy. Many might […]

Spinal cord injuries can have a devastating impact on your life. Michelle Konkoly knows all about just how life changing a spinal cord injury can be. But, her determination and perseverance is proof that suffering a spinal cord injury doesn’t mean you have to stop living. The Accident and A Devastating Spinal Cord Injury Michelle […]

How to Help Someone After Back Surgery

January 8th, 2019 by Lauren

If your loved one is undergoing spine surgery you want to be there to help them. But it’s not always easy to know how to help someone after back surgery. Here are some post-surgery tips for caregivers. How to Sit After Back Surgery After back or neck surgery it’s recommended to keep the patient’s back […]

A Serious Spine Injury and An Inspiring Comeback

December 21st, 2018 by Lauren

A spine injury is a scary thing. It can be devastating. We often hear about traumatic injuries which leave people paralyzed. But not all injuries to the spine have such devastating consequences. This is a story about a serious spine injury…and an inspiring fight to recovery. Football Injuries If you’ve ever watched football you know […]

After finding out they may require surgery one of the first questions most people ask is “when can I be back on my feet?”.  What is a typical recovery time for back or neck surgery? Recovery times can vary depending on an individual’s condition, health and other factors. But, here are some average recovery times […]

7 Ways to Prepare for Spine Surgery

October 8th, 2018 by Lauren

What do you need to do to prepare for spine surgery? If your doctor has recommended surgery for your back or neck condition here are some things you should think about before the procedure. Prepare for Spine Surgery 1. Pre-Surgical Checkups Your doctor may ask that you visit your regular doctor for a general checkup […]

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