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Posts Tagged ‘treatment’

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 […]

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 […]

Osteoporosis and Yoga Positions to Avoid

March 25th, 2019 by Lauren

Yoga has become a popular way for people to stay healthy. The combination of stretching, exercise, and improved core strength can prove to be beneficial to the body and the mind. However, a recent study reviewed individuals with osteoporosis and yoga positions they should avoid to prevent injury. Benefits of Yoga Many people enjoy yoga […]

4 Simple Stretches for Back Pain

March 15th, 2019 by Lauren

Physical therapy is a common nonsurgical treatment for chronic back and or neck pain. An important part of physical therapy is stretching. Let’s take a look at what stretching is and why play such an important role in treating chronic pain associated with the spine. image Why is Stretching Important? When people suffer from chronic pain they tend to become less active. This is understandable. But, […]

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