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Chiropractic care is commonly used to treat neck and back pain. But what exactly is a chiropractor and how do they treat their patients? Let’s take a closer look at the chiropractic treatment method. What is a Chiropractor? A chiropractor is a licensed healthcare professional who treats individuals through physical manipulation of the spine and […]

Back Pain During Pregnancy

December 1st, 2017 Posted in Back Pain

What Causes Back Pain During Pregnancy? There are several factors that can contribute to back pain during pregnancy including hormonal changes, mechanical stresses, and more. Pelvic girdle pain, PGP, is pain associated with the pelvic region and is common in pregnant women. Those suffering from PGP may have pain in the pelvic joints, lower back […]

Do you suffer from back spasms? Back muscle spasms can be painful and debilitating. In this article we’ll take a closer look at what causes back spasms and how they can be treated. What Causes Back Spasms? A spasm is an: “a sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles”1. Muscle spasms can […]

What is Cervical Fusion? Cervical fusion is a type of spinal fusion surgery. As with a lumbar spinal fusion, a cervical fusion involves “fusing” (or joining) bones together. Joint pain in any part of the body can be a result of injury, arthritis, inflammation, bone spurs, normal aging of the joint’s components, etc. Often, this […]

Over 85% of our patients here at Saratoga Spine do not need surgery. However, if NSAID’s, exercise, physical therapy and other treatments are not offering a patient relief, surgery may be recommended. In this article we’ll review one such surgical treatment option, Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery. Why Do you Need a Lumbar Spinal Fusion? Spinal fusion […]

It may still be warm here in upstate New York but it’s fall. And, with fall, comes leaves. Lots and lots of leaves. If you plan on getting out there to clean up the yard remember these tips to avoid back pain after raking leaves. Ways to Avoid Back Pain After Raking Leaves #1 Stretch […]

Understanding Facet Joint Injections

September 20th, 2017 Posted in Treatments

Facet joint injections are a treatment option for back pain but may also be used by a doctor to help diagnose the source of back pain. Injections can be done in a doctor’s office, surgery center or as an outpatient procedure in a hospital. To better understand facet injections we should first understand where the […]

Saratoga Spine is pleased to announce the opening of their new office in Plattsburgh, NY! Saratoga Spine is now in the North Country! Dr. Herzog will be seeing patients in Saratoga Spine’s new Plattsburgh, NY office. However, the area is not new to Dr. Herzog. Dr. Herzog grew up in the North Country town of […]

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