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Have you heard about text neck syndrome? It’s also been called “tech neck” and is sometimes referred to by doctors as forward head posture (FHP). Well, it’s not just caused by texting. It can affect people who spend a lot of time on mobile devices or computers. Here’s what you need to know about text […]

Pinched Nerve in Neck Symptoms

September 5th, 2018 Posted in Neck Pain

A pinched nerve in your neck can be caused by something as simple as making repetitive motions or maintaining one position for too long (ie: while sleeping). It can also be caused by something internal, like a herniated disc. How do you know if you have a pinched nerve in your neck? Let’s take a […]

At Saratoga Spine more than 85% of our patients do not need surgery to treat their condition. However, there are times when surgery is appropriate. In our last article we talked about 5 celebrities that you would never know had gone through back surgery. Well these celebrities take it up one notch. Not only do that […]

At Saratoga Spine more than 85% of our patients do not need spine surgery to treat their condition. However, there are times when surgery is appropriate. But neck or back surgery doesn’t have to be a scary thing. Many people have had back or neck surgery and gone on to live healthy, active lives. When […]

Many wonder whether they should take narcotics for neck or back pain. Specifically, the use of painkillers such as oxycodone, morphine and fentanyl worry some people because of the severe risks associated with these drugs. Should you take these painkillers for your neck or back pain? Medicine For Back Pain at Home Depending on your […]

Sciatic Nerve and Sciatica Explained

August 5th, 2018 Posted in Back Pain

The sciatic nerve is the thickest and longest nerve in the human body. It may also be the most commonly known nerve as it can be a great source of pain for many people. Sciatic Nerve Anatomy You may remember from our series on Spinal Anatomy that one of the primary functions of the spine […]

About 40-60% of chronic pain sufferers deal with chronic pain and depression. This relationship between chronic pain and depression is not well understood. However, there are some common methods for dealing with the combination of depression and chronic pain. How to Cope With Chronic Pain and Depression 1. Reduce Stress When we think of chronic […]

In this series on the human spine anatomy we’ve been reviewing in detail each area of the spine. Vertebrae Anatomy Cervical Region Thoracic Region Lumbar Region Sacrum and Coccyx In the final part, we will take a look at the spine as a whole. Some of this information will be a review of the other […]

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