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What are the best chairs for back and neck pain? Let’s review some popular desk chair options and see which ones help back pain. Using a Chair with an Ergonomic Back Design If you shop for an office chair you’ll see many newer ones called “ergonomic”. These usually have back support designed to reduce the […]

When people think of the spine they think of their back. But, the spine starts in the neck. In fact, a lot of neck pain results from spine conditions in the cervical, or upper, part of the spine. This makes a spine specialist the perfect doctor to see for neck pain! What Doctor Treats Neck […]

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

April 17th, 2019 Posted in Safety Tips

Spring is in the air. Along with the warmer weather spring also brings in a sudden desire (or need) for spring cleaning. We’ve had a long winter here in Saratoga, and if you haven’t been as active as you’d like to have been you should proceed with caution. Some spring cleaning tasks can be hard […]

The majority of the population has suffered from back pain at one time or another in their lives. Most people have also suffered from stomach problems like nausea. So, when you have back pain and nausea at the same time, some people wonder, can spine pain cause nausea? Spine pain and gastrointestinal issues can have […]

Is Swimming Good For Back Pain?

April 3rd, 2019 Posted in Exercise

Not only is swimming a great way to keep you cool in the summer but it can be a good form of exercise as well! Swimming can help your heart, improve muscle strength, and increase flexibility. So is swimming good for back pain? Swimming as a Form of Exercise Water provides more resistance than air, […]

Yoga has become a popular way for people to stay healthy. The combination of stretching, exercise, and improved core strength can prove to be beneficial to the body and the mind. However, a recent study reviewed individuals with osteoporosis and yoga positions they should avoid to prevent injury. Benefits of Yoga Many people enjoy yoga […]

4 Simple Stretches for Back Pain

March 15th, 2019 Posted in Treatments

Physical therapy is a common nonsurgical treatment for chronic back and or neck pain. An important part of physical therapy is stretching. Let’s take a look at what stretching is and why play such an important role in treating chronic pain associated with the spine. image Why is Stretching Important? When people suffer from chronic pain they tend to become less active. This is understandable. But, […]

Back pain can be caused by numerous things: an injury, congenital condition or simply from aging. In addition, recent studies are looking to see if back pain can be related to diabetes! What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which the levels of glucose in your blood are too high. Glucose is a sugar […]

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