The Albany and Saratoga Centers for Pain Management

Health and Safety Announcement

Although our practice remains open at this time, we do ask any patient who is currently experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue to call our office prior to arriving to our practice. We have safeguards in place to ensure the highest level safety for our patients.

We remind people the New York State Department of Health (DOH) recommends the following ways to minimize the spread of all respiratory viruses, including 2019-nCoV:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.

Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months.

Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take awhile. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and resting can help. However, staying in bed for more than one or two days can make it worse.

If your back pain is severe or doesn't improve after three days, you should call your health care provider. You should also get medical attention if you have back pain following an injury.

Source: NIH – National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Our Offices

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Weekend: Closed

  • Albany Albany
    116 Everett Road
    (518) 463-0171
  • Saratoga Saratoga Springs
    3 Care Lane
    (518) 682-2240
  • Saratoga Amsterdam
    5010 Rt. 30 Ste. 104
    (518) 463-0171
  • Queensbury Queensbury
    375 Bay Rd., #103
    (518) 682-2240
  • Clifton Park Clifton Park
    1596 Route 9
    (518) 371-6772

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