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 […]

Are high heels bad for your back?

September 6th, 2017 Posted in Safety Tips

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 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 – […]

What are the best sleeping positions for back pain? As it turns out, there is no optimal sleeping position for everyone. But, there are some best practices you can follow to ensure you don’t put unnecessary pressure on your spine while asleep. Sleeping Positions With any sleep position you want to ensure that you minimize […]

Back Pain in Animals

July 31st, 2017 Posted in Back Pain

Did you ever wonder about back pain in animals? We already know that a large percentage of the human population has experienced back pain over their lifetime. So, it makes sense that animals experience back pain as well. Let’s take a look at some of our four-legged friends and their back pain. The Spine in […]

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