Winter-Activities

6 Tips For Staying Active In The Winter

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 18, 2019

The winter weather just keeps coming, and while it can be easy to stay inside and nestle up by a warm fire, inactivity can lead to weight gain and other problems for your spine. We’re not saying you need to don your winter gear and go for a run when the weather is bad, but […]

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Sleep Position Spine

The Best Sleeping Positions After Back Surgery

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 14, 2019

Sleeping is a restorative process that allows your mind and body to recover from the stresses of the day. A lot of healing takes place while you’re sleeping, but if you’re not careful, you can also stress and strain your body if you end up falling asleep in an awkward position. It’s not all that […]

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Second Opinion Surgery

5 Reasons Why You Should Get A Second Opinion Before Spine Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 12, 2019

Some decisions in life don’t really require a second thought, like what you’re going to eat for breakfast, or where you go for a haircut. Other decisions require a little more thought and research. Spine surgery falls into the latter category. But why is it so important to get a second opinion prior to your […]

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Smart Clothes Back Pain

Smart Clothes Could Soon Help Prevent Spine Pain

Category: Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 11, 2019

You’ve heard of smart phones, smart watches and smart cars, but what about smart clothes? According to researchers out of Vanderbilt University, smart clothes may be the next big thing when it comes to preventing back problems and spine pain. Back pain is the number one cause of disability and accounts for more than 264 […]

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Back Injury

How To Get Dressed Or Changed With A Back Injury

Category: Spinal Cord Injury | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 7, 2019

Back injuries can complicate actions that you once took for granted, like getting dressed in the morning. Because getting dressed usually involves some twisting, bending and turning, it can be a difficult process to complete if you’re dealing with a back injury. Today, we share three tips to help make the process of getting dressed […]

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Treating Spinal Neurofibromas

How to Treat Spinal Neurofibromas

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 5, 2019

Neurofibromas are small, benign tumors that can develop on peripheral nerves in the spine. They grow from the cells that form and support the nerve sheath, and they can disrupt many different areas of the nerve. Sometimes they form on their own, while other times they can develop in clusters. You may not even know […]

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Bending After Spine Surgery

5 Tips for Bending & Twisting After Spine Surgery

Category: Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 4, 2019

We don’t realize just how often we twist, turn, and torque our spines until we’ve been told that we need to be careful with our movements. The days and weeks following spine surgery are times when you need to be especially cognizant of how you’re moving your spine because it’s in a weakened state following […]

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Medication Back Pain

The Pros & Cons of Medications For Back Pain

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 31, 2019

When it comes to treating back pain, it’s important to understand that every patient and every situation is unique and that it’s in everyone’s best interests to explore all the potential treatment options. Medications and opioids are a common treatment option for a variety of different back conditions, but they aren’t a perfect solution. Today, […]

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