Gardening tips from the offices of Dr. William Capicotto

We're finally hitting that 80 degree weather, which means it's time to do a little yard work. However, weeding and gardening can put unnecessary stain and pressure on your neck and back. To avoid back pain, we've put together some gardening tips: When weeding, sit or stand so that you avoid putting pressure your back. Sitting on a bucket while you're working can relieve some of that pressure on your back. Keeping your spine long as you're working on your hands and knees will also help minimize back strain. One way to eliminate back strain from weeding is to eliminate the ...
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Paying for Spinal Surgery

Surgery can be expensive. But spinal surgery doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. In fact, William Capicotto M.D. now accepts payment from major health insurance companies including, BlueCross BlueShield, Independent Health and now, Univera. Make William Capicotto MD your first choice for surgery ...
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Spring into Sports

Have you've had enough of shoveling this winter? Fear not, spring is almost here! That means spring sports! But before you start jogging, running, pitching, volleying, golfing or returning to your active outdoor lifestyles, remember that it's always important to stretch and warm up. This will help prevent possible neck, spine or back injuries, which can prematurely end your sports seasons or careers. To prevent further neck, spine or back injuries, try: Cardio & Stretching: You know what they say. Defense is the best offense and the first line of defense to back or spine injury is some cardio and ...
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Shoveling Tips from the Offices of William Capicotto

Thanks to our friendly neighborhood groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, we have six more weeks of winter. Which means, as we resilient Western New Yorkers all know, more snow. Shoveling the wrong way can put some strain on your back, leading to a neck or back injury. The spinal team in offices of William Capicotto, M.D., in Buffalo and Snyder, N.Y., have accumulated a couple tips to help you shovel safer. Push. Don’t lift. You don't need to show off how macho you are. Lifting unnecessary weight is one of the easiest ways to strain your back. Push the snow when you ...
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