Archive for the ‘Treatments’ 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 […]

Acupuncture for Back Pain: Is it Effective?

February 2nd, 2018 by Lauren

Should you try acupuncture for back pain? How does acupuncture work and is it effective for treating lower back pain? In this article we’ll take a closer look at the concepts behind the practice of acupuncture and the debate about its effectiveness. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of alternative therapy commonly performed in […]

Chiropractic care is commonly used to treat neck and back pain. But what exactly is a chiropractor and how do they treat their patients? Let’s take a closer look at the chiropractic treatment method. What is a Chiropractor? A chiropractor is a licensed healthcare professional who treats individuals through physical manipulation of the spine and […]

What is Cervical Fusion? Cervical fusion is a type of spinal fusion surgery. As with a lumbar spinal fusion, a cervical fusion involves “fusing” (or joining) bones together. Joint pain in any part of the body can be a result of injury, arthritis, inflammation, bone spurs, normal aging of the joint’s components, etc. Often, this […]

Over 85% of our patients here at Saratoga Spine do not need surgery. However, if NSAID’s, exercise, physical therapy and other treatments are not offering a patient relief, surgery may be recommended. In this article we’ll review one such surgical treatment option, Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery. Why Do you Need a Lumbar Spinal Fusion? Spinal fusion […]

Understanding Facet Joint Injections

September 20th, 2017 by Lauren

Facet joint injections are a treatment option for back pain but may also be used by a doctor to help diagnose the source of back pain. Injections can be done in a doctor’s office, surgery center or as an outpatient procedure in a hospital. To better understand facet injections we should first understand where the […]

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