Doctor showing a herniated disc.

All About Herniated Discs

Everything You Need to Know About Herniated Discs:Treatment Options, Activities to Avoid, and More When you experience back or neck pain and the pain is mild, it’s easy to put off seeing a doctor in hopes the pain goes away. When the pain becomes chronic, worsening, or debilitating, or it begins to negatively impact day-to-day […]

Sitting too much

Sitting for lengthy periods of time is really harmful to your health. Sedentary behavior has been shown in recent research to be comparable to smoking a pack of cigarettes every day. Our bodies were designed to move about; therefore, remaining still for extended periods of time might result in a variety of health problems. If […]

Stress and Chronic Pain

Chronic pain and stress are two distinct problems that frequently overlap. For some people, chronic pain may be a source of significant stress, while for others, higher levels of stress can actually exacerbate their chronic pain. Stress has been shown to lower our bodies’ tolerance for discomfort, making us more susceptible to experiencing increased levels […]

Winter Discomfort

The winter months may be difficult for those suffering from back and neck discomfort. Cold weather can cause vasoconstriction which is a reduced flow of blood to areas of the body. The body compensates by sending more blood to the core, which results in less blood flow to the extremities. This is why people with […]

Stretching

Stretching is important to prevent back pain and other injuries. No matter your age or fitness level, stretching can help you feel better by maintaining the health of muscles in different parts of the body including those that support our spines. Staying active with activities like yoga (or even just walking) helps keep blood flowing […]

Calcium

Recent statistics estimate that only one-third (32%) of adults in the US receive enough calcium in their diets. Calcium is a mineral used for storing energy and maintaining bones, teeth, muscles etc., it’s also essential to heart function as well! If someone doesn’t get enough food sources with this crucial element their body will start […]

It’s important to get the right treatment!

Treating back injuries can be difficult, but it is important to get the right treatment. If you or someone that knows has sustained a neck/back injury at work please call our office at (716) 881-0382 for an appointment today!

Practice Proper Shoveling Techniques

Remember to practice proper shoveling techniques. When at all possible PUSH the snow aside instead of lifting. If lifting is unavoidable be sure to square your shoulders and hips and avoid turning. Remember to bend at the hips and knees, not the lower back. You should never toss a load, but rather walk over and […]

Sleep

The foundation for a happy, healthy day is a good night’s sleep. A good night’s sleep, on the other hand, may be difficult to obtain for individuals with chronic pain. Our bodies need enough rest to heal and rejuvenate the systems that allow us to function properly. If you aren’t getting adequate sleep every night […]

Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back and neck pain can make it hard to do the things you love. It can affect your work, family life, sleep quality, and overall health. William Capicotto MD offers minimally invasive procedures for chronic spinal pain that reduce recovery time and improve your chances of success. He is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon […]