Spinal Cord Injury Bladder

Preventing The Top Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries

Category: Spinal Cord Injury | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

Spinal cord injuries can be extremely devastating. Depending on where the damage to the spinal cord occurs, it’s possible that it could lead to partial or total paralysis of your legs or arms. Oftentimes it takes extreme trauma to damage your spinal cord, and while you can’t always prevent these types of high-energy traumas, there […]

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Safe Spine Surgery

4 Tips For Recovering If You Need General Anesthesia For Your Spine Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

General anesthesia is a wonderful tool that can allow doctors to perform intricate and complex surgical procedures while the patient is in a sleep-like state, free from pain and discomfort. Special medication is administered either in a gas-like form through a mask or in a liquid form intravenously to ensure that the patient remains in […]

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Spinal Surgery Hardware

When Is The Best Time To Have Spine Surgery?

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

If you’re like a lot of people who may need spine surgery, you have probably given some thought to when you would like to have the procedure performed. After all, you probably have some goals, life events and insurance regulations to consider. So when exactly is the best time to have spine surgery? Or maybe […]

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How The Back Experts Care For Their Own Spines

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

They say that you should practice what you preach, and Dr. Sinicropi and the team at The Midwest Spine & Brain Institute believe that in order to help protect the backs of others, we need to take care of our own spines. But how are the experts ensuring that their spines stay healthy long into […]

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Spinal Fracture Risks

How To Lower Your Fracture Risk If You Have Spinal Osteoporosis

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

Osteoporosis is a medical condition that can cause some of the bones in your body to become weak and brittle. While it can affect any area of your body, it most commonly affects a person’s feet, hands and spine. Because of all the stress we put on our spines during everyday movement, patients with spinal […]

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Spondyloarthritis of the Spine

What Is Kissing Spine?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

Most kisses are good, but one area where you don’t want to hear about kissing is in your spine. Kissing spine, also more commonly referred to as Baastrup’s sign or Baastrup’s syndrome, is a condition that involves your intervertebral discs and spinal facet joints. We take a closer look at what causes kissing spine to […]

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Spinal Cord Stimulation

Diagnosing Back Conditions Without Imaging

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

Medical imaging technology can provide a doctor with information that they would not have been able to otherwise see, but that doesn’t mean that ordering imaging exams should be the first order of business when you walk into a doctor’s office with pain. There are a number of other ways that doctors work to pinpoint […]

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Smoking & Spine Health

All The Ways Smoking Complicates Your Spine Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

We all know that smoking is linked to a variety of health issues, so it should come as no surprise that it also causes a number of problems for your spine surgery procedure and recovery. In fact, most people are not aware of all the ways that smoking complicates your back surgery and rehab, so […]

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