Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 3, 2018
The new year is here! That being said, we want to take a moment to reflect on our 2017 year on the blog. Readers came out in droves and it was amazing to see so many of you emailing with questions, comments and blog topics. We hope for much of the same in 2018! But before we officially close the book on 2017, we want to take a look back at our five favorite blog posts from last year.
This blog makes the list as one of our favorites because it helps to make our job easier. The more people prepare for their spine surgery prior to the operation, the better the chance they will have a successful operation and rehabilitation. It’s a win-win for both practitioner and patient.
These blogs come in tied for the number four spot on our list because these are two groups that really can benefit from taking care of their spine. A child’s spine is less prone to injury than manual laborers or elderly individuals, but injuries that occur while the spine is still growing can have lifelong consequences, so it was important to explain to parents what they should do if their child complains of back pain. On the flip side, elderly patients are more at risk for back injuries due to natural degeneration, so sharing some tips to help them keep their spines healthy long into their golden years was a pleasure to write.
Coming in at number three is our blog that helps clear up some common myths about back surgery. Far too often we hear one or more of these myths from our patients, so we thought it would be a good idea to help clear the air. Most of these myths make spine surgery sound much riskier and much less likely to succeed, so we were happy to help separate fact from fiction.
Our back pain quiz comes in at number two because it was a lot different than the normal type of blog we run. Instead of focusing on the latest surgical technique or study, we were able to inform our readers with a school style quiz. If you haven’t taken the quiz yet, we recommend clicking the link and testing your knowledge of back pain and spine surgery!
Much of the focus during rehabilitation is on recovering from the physical trauma of surgery, and oftentimes the mental and emotional well-being of the patient can get overlooked. We enjoyed penning this blog because it addresses a key point in a patient’s recovery – that your mental and emotional health is just as important as your physical health. It was nice to be able to share some ways that patients can stay emotionally balanced in the days and weeks after spine surgery, because they’ll have no shortage of instructions for how they can get physically healthy after their surgery from their spine surgeon.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to read a blog in 2017. Here’s to an even better year in 2018!