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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. […]

Exercises to Avoid With Back Pain

August 20th, 2021 by Lauren

Exercise is a common element in back pain treatment plans. However, not all exercise is appropriate if you have a spinal condition. Here are some exercises to avoid with back pain. Situps Situps can be a great way to strengthn your core but can put pressure on the discs in the spine. This pressure can […]

Swimming can be great therapy for back pain. But, there are also ways in which swimming poses risks for spine and back injuries. Diving Spinal Cord Injury Probably the most well-known spinal injury associated with swimming is a spinal cord injury (SCI) from diving in a shallow pool and hitting your head/neck. According to the […]

Dehydration and Your Spine

May 14th, 2021 by Lauren

We’ve all heard it’s important to drink water throughout the day. Some people specify drink 8 cups a day. It’s true, water is important for many parts of your body, including your spine. Let’s take a closer look at why hydration is important for your spine. Spinal Discs The spine is composed of a few […]

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 holidays are upon us. And, with the holidays, comes carrying shopping bags, lifting delivery boxes and delivering gifts to others’ homes. Here are some tips for handling your holiday packages without hurting your back. Carry Less and Make More Trips We get it. We all want to get inside out of the cold New […]

Is Cracking Your Neck Bad?

October 2nd, 2019 by Lauren

Many people crack their own joints. But is it safe? This article we’ll review some background on cracking joints and answer the question, is cracking your neck bad? What is Cracking Joints? Cracking a joint is a form of physical manipulation of the joint which results in an audible popping sound. There are several theories […]

5 Ways to Prevent Sports Injuries

September 17th, 2019 by Lauren

What are the best ways to prevent sports injuries? Classes at New York schools have begun again. That means it’s time for a new season of sports for your child or a new adult league for yourself. So, before you get back out there, read about 5 ways you can help prevent getting injured while […]

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