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Anywhere from 20-70% of individuals will suffer from neck pain at some point in their lives. What causes neck pain? Here are some of the more common causes. Sleeping Position Can Cause Chronic Neck Pain It may sound strange to talk about your posture while you’re sleeping but it can be important. You spend nearly […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Habits for a Healthy Spine

February 21st, 2020 Posted in Safety Tips

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 […]

A pinched nerve can be very painful. If you get a pinched nerve in the spine it can lead to neck, shoulder, arm, back, or leg pain. But how do you get a pinched nerve in the spine? Spinal Cord and Nerves One of the critical functions of the spine is to protect the important […]

Winters are cold in upstate New York. Without a winter hobby, they can also be terribly long. While skiing is a popular winter sport, some find that they have more back pain after skiing. Why? Back pain from skiing is often considered an overuse injury. What’s an Overuse Injury? An overuse injury is an injury […]

In a previous article we discussed alcohol and back pain. In this article, we’re going to keep the focus on the neck. Some people find that they wake up with neck pain the morning after having a few drinks. Could they be related? Let’s take a look at three ways drinking can be a literal […]

You spend about one-third of your day sleeping. The position of your neck during that time can have a great impact on your spine and any neck pain you experience. Here are some tips for choosing the best pillow if you suffer from neck pain. Factors to Consider When Choosing a Pillow Pillow Material Feather, […]

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