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Posts Tagged ‘walking’

´╗┐ Foot Drop – An Introduction with Dr. Keshmiri of Saratoga Spine Transcript Below What is Foot Drop? Foot drop is a condition that describes weakness in the muscles that control your ability to bring your foot upward. It’s important in the sense that if there is weakness, it can cause tripping over your foot. […]

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 […]

3 Ways to Stay Active with Back Pain

April 2nd, 2021 by Lauren

You may have heard that exercise is good for back pain. But how can you stay active with back pain bothering you? Why Staying Active is Important The federal government releases recommendations with respect to physical activity. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans lists numerous health benefits to staying active. They include mental benefits such […]

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 […]

Are high heels bad for your back?

September 6th, 2017 by Lauren

Are high heels bad for your back? Do a quick google search and you’ll probably be convinced that the answer is yes. But, dig a little deeper to try and understand it more and you’ll find some studies that suggest wearing high heels may not have any effect on your back. This is part 3 […]

Your back and flip flops – do they make a good pair? It’s summer here in upstate New York and that means vacations, beaches and flip flops. But, are flip flops good for your back? What about flip flops and low back pain – are they related? Let’s take a closer look. In the first […]

What are the Best Shoes for Back Pain?

August 14th, 2017 by Lauren

What are the best shoes for back pain and how can the wrong shoes affect your back? In this three part series we’ll discuss how shoes can affect your back. ┬áStay tuned next week for part two. Part 1: What are the best shoes for back pain? Part 2: Flip flops and your back – […]

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