Archive for the ‘Back Health’ Category

Leg Length

December 27th, 2016 by Andrea

Do you have back pain? Believe it or not, the cause could be from having one leg longer than the other. Leg length differences can be caused by poor alignment of the pelvis or because one leg is longer than the other. Your body wants to be symmetrical and will do its best to compensate […]

Sex and Back Pain

December 12th, 2016 by Andrea

Do you worry as you age that you will not be able to continue with sexual activity due to back pain or that it will make your pain even worse? Back pain effects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives, and is the leading cause of disability globally. Several studies have […]


November 14th, 2016 by Andrea

The idea of having surgery can be frightening for anyone, no matter what age. Some individuals assume that they will be unable to participate in many activities post surgery. However, dozens of famous athletes have proven this statement wrong and have thrived following the conclusion of their back/neck related surgeries. For instance, in more recent […]

How Scoliosis Affects The Aging Body

August 6th, 2016 by Saratoga Spine

Scoliosis is a condition that affects the spine. It often hit teenagers in their prime. Marcie Fraser speaks with scoliosis patient, Lori, and interviews Dr. John Herzog. “Treatment can include physical therapy and short-term anti-inflammatories use. The vast majority of people do not need any type of surgery,” said Herzog

The Core of the Matter

July 20th, 2016 by Saratoga Spine

It’s everywhere. Health professionals and fitness gurus everywhere—and the team at Saratoga Spine—are all espousing the benefits of “strengthening your core.” The term seemed to come out of nowhere and has become the buzzword in the world of fitness. The use of the word is not particularly new; it was first coined in the early […]

Amusement Park Rides Don’t Thrill Your Spine

June 19th, 2016 by Saratoga Spine

Accidents involving theme park rides have become so prevalent that a new litigation specialty has sprung up: Amusement Park Injury Law. While these incidents have numerous possible causes—old equipment, defective materials, neglectful maintenance, operator error, user misconduct or inherent design flaws—there is no doubt that even modern design does not guarantee an injury-free experience. The […]

Getting Beach-Beautiful is Good for Your Back

June 2nd, 2016 by Saratoga Spine

It’s well-known that carrying overly heavy loads is simply bad for your back. Backpacks, coolers, beach chairs and umbrellas…whatever you haul around puts strain on your muscles as well as the spinal column. The same is true for the excess body weight more than 30% of Americans carry. Being overweight causes many physical problems, including […]

Weed Out Spring Back Injuries

May 19th, 2016 by Saratoga Spine

Another season, another back hazard. Snow-related perils are, mercifully, at bay, but the same can not be said for the hazards of gardening season. At Saratoga Spine, we see many patients who need treatment for painful back injuries resulting from overzealous and unprepared gardening. For many, gardening is pleasurable and satisfying undertaking and hardly seems […]

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