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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.  Stay 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 […]

Alexander Technique and the Spine

July 24th, 2017 Posted in Exercise

What is the Alexander Technique? The Alexander Technique is described in many ways. The Alexander Technique is… “an educational method…teaching how to change faulty postural habits, it enables improved mobility, posture, performance and alertness and relief of chronic stiffness, tension and stress.”2 “a method of releasing unwanted muscular tension throughout your body which has accumulated […]

One of the first questions most back pain sufferers ask is what is the best treatment for my back pain? A common assumption is that surgery will be required. However, here at Saratoga Spine, less than 85% of our patients require surgery. Instead, the majority of our patients respond to non-surgical treatment options. In a […]

If you’re planning a road trip this summer but don’t want to suffer back pain while driving read on for tips for preventing it. What Causes Lower Back Pain While Driving? There are many contributing factors to the back pain you may feel after a long road trip. Positioning – Poor positioning of your back, legs and […]

If you have groin pain you may not have associated it with a problem in your back. But, there are several ways spine problems can result in groin pain. What Back Problems Can Result in Groin Pain? Herniated Disc The spinal column helps support the body but also protects a lot of nerves that travel […]

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