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What are the physical effects of technology use? In a previous post on the Saratoga Spine blog we talked about growing concern over a new phenomenon dubbed text neck. Additional research suggests an even more significant impact to our bodies. But, not all experts agree. What is Text Neck? Text neck, also called tech neck […]

This article discusses the complicated relationship between biking and back pain. Is biking a good form of exercise which can be used to treat chronic back pain or should it be avoided? Biking for Exercise Exercise Can Help Treat and Prevent Pain Exercise is a common non-surgical treatment method for people with chronic back pain. […]

What Doctor to See for Sciatica?

June 28th, 2019 Posted in Treatments

Trying to figure out what doctor to see for sciatica pain? Sciatica can be debilitating. Whether you have back pain, leg pain or both, here are some ways to find treatment. Sciatica is the term used to describe pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve, located in your lower back, is formed […]

Have you heard of cervical radiculitis? What about radiculopathy? Did someone mention it and you don’t know what it means? In this article we’ll focus on understanding this condition and treatment options for those suffering from it. What Is Cervical Radiculitis? What does cervical radiculitis mean? Let’s break down the terms. Cervical refers to the […]

An Overview of Sacroiliac Joint Pain: What is it? What causes it? How is it treated? What is the Sacroiliac Joint? The sacroiliac joint (also known as the SI joint) is the joint between the sacrum bone and the ilium bone. Sacrum – From the anatomy of the spine we know that the sacrum is […]

How can you tell the difference between back pain and kidney pain? The location and type of pain can help you figure out if you should see a spine doctor or have your kidneys checked. Also, accompanying symptoms can give you a clue as well. Back Pain or Kidney Pain? Here are Some Clues… Back […]

In last week’s article we talked about the best chairs for back pain. But, just because you work on a computer all day doesn’t mean that you have to sit in a chair all day. Another popular trend in office environments is to stand behind your desk. In this article we will look at sit […]

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 […]

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