Archive for the ‘Exercise’ Category

Pilates has become very popular in the United States. Can it be helpful for you? What about your back? In this article we’ll talk about pilates and the potential benefits of pilates for back pain. What is Pilates? Pilates is a type of physical fitness in which the individual performs controlled movements to strengthen their […]

Alexander Technique and the Spine

July 24th, 2017 by Lauren

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 […]

Is Running Good for Your Back?

June 15th, 2017 by Lauren

While most people with back pain realize that exercise can help, they may question is running good for your back? A common theory is that the strain on your spine during running can cause back pain. However, a recent article by the New York Times reviews a study that found running may be good for […]

Understanding Golf Back Pain

May 28th, 2017 by Lauren

Are you suffering from golf back pain? You’re not alone. According to a study by McHardy, Pollard and Luo: “The low back is the most common injury sustained whilst playing golf, and the dynamic action of the golf swing is a major contributing factor to injury.”1 Causes for Golf Back Pain There are several reasons […]

The McKenzie Method (MDT) is a method for assessing, classifying and treating patients with pain in their back, neck, arms and legs. It is a non-surgical treatment that involves physical therapy and exercises. What is the McKenzie Method? The McKenzie Method (also know as MDT for Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) is a system for assessing, […]

85% of our patients do not require surgery

February 7th, 2017 by Andrea

Did you know that 85% of our patients do not require surgery? Many patients that come in for a evaluations with one of our spine specialists believing that surgery is the only answer to correct the spinal or cervical issue that they have. Most of our patients respond very well to non-surgical options. We offer […]

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 […]

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