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Posts Tagged ‘treatment’

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 […]

We often think of arthritis as affecting fingers and knees. But arthritis can affect most joints in the body, including the joints of the spine. In this article we’ll look at the stymptoms and treatment options for spinal arthritis. There are several forms of spinal arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis develops over time. […]

Muscle Relaxants for Spine Problems?

February 1st, 2021 by Lauren

A muscle relaxant (or muscle relaxer) is a prescription medication sometimes used for individuals with spine problems. But why would muscle relaxants be used to help problems with the bones, discs, and nerves of the spine? Let’s take a closer look. What is a Muscle Relaxant? Muscle relaxants (also called muscle relaxers) are a group […]

A recent study suggests that early physical therapy is an effective treatment method for sciatica. What is Sciatica? The spine is made up of many bones, discs, and other soft tissues. Sensitive nerves run down the center of the spinal column, exit the spinal column, and travel to the rest of the body. Oftentimes, inflammation […]

Pain Medications for Neck and Back Pain

September 4th, 2020 by Lauren

Has your doctor recommended pain medications for your neck or back pain?  What are pain killers? How do these medications work? And what are the risks associated with them? Pain Medications for Spine Problems When treating spine conditions, doctors may use pain killers to help with the pain. But what exactly are pain killers? There […]

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 […]

Do Supplements Help With Back Pain?

March 6th, 2020 by Lauren

The number of dietary, vitamin and herbal supplements available seems to be constantly growing. Can any of these supplements help with back pain? Possibly. But there are also risks associated with taking supplements. Let’s talk about those first. Supplement Risks Natural Doesn’t Always Mean Safe Just because a supplement comes from a plant doesn’t mean […]

What is Lumbar Stenosis and How is it Treated?

February 28th, 2020 by Lauren

Lumbar stenosis is a condition often treated at Saratoga Spine. Let’s take a closer look at what lumbar stenosis is and how it’s treated. What is Lumbar Stenosis? Stenosis refers to narrowing of the spinal canal. The term lumbar stenosis is used when the narrowing of the spinal canal occurs in the lumbar region of […]

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