Sciatica Treatments

Less May be More When it Comes to Treating Sciatica

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 11, 2017

Low back pain is a common problem that affects roughly 90 percent of the population at some point in their life, and nerve compression is one of the more frequent causes of pain. Depending on how the nerve is compressed, pain may not just be housed in your back. That’s what happens when sciatica develops, […]

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Senior Back Pain

5 Ways Active Seniors Can Protect Their Back From Injuries

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 7, 2017

You may have a few more gray hairs these days, but that’s not going to slow you down. Staying active as you get older is a great way to stay in shape and keep your muscles and bones healthy. However, you’re also more susceptible to injuries as your muscles, tendons and spinal discs have absorbed […]

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Spine Surgery Insurance

How To Appeal An Insurance Denial For Spine Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 5, 2017

Spine surgery is an intricate and sometimes difficult procedure, and oftentimes this equates to a large medical bill. Thankfully, if you have insurance, much of the cost of your operation may be covered by your insurance company. Many patients call their insurer or inform them about an upcoming procedure to ensure they are covered so […]

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Decompression of the Spine

4 Ways To Decompress Your Spine Without Surgery

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 4, 2017

Spinal compression is one of the most common causes of pain in a person’s back. Compression can occur for a number of different reasons, like a narrowing spinal cord, the shifting of an intervertebral disc or the development of bone spurs in the region. Unless the compression is caused by a dangerous tumor, odds are […]

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Spine Pain Holidays

Spine Pain & The Holidays

Category: Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 30, 2017

The holiday season is here, and while it may be a time full of family and fun, we also seem to notice a spike in the number of people who walk or hobble into our office. The holidays can be hard on our spines for a number of reasons, but you can help prevent pain […]

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Spinal Cartilage Degeneration

Spinal Cartilage Degeneration and Treatment

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 28, 2017

Cartilage is a connective tissue that is located between joints or spinal discs to provide cushioning and facilitate movement in the area. Unfortunately, due to acute injury or natural degeneration, cartilage can wear down, which can inhibit movement or make it painful. Today, we take a look at some of the causes, symptoms and treatment […]

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Spinal Stenosis Signs

5 Common Signs of Spinal Stenosis

Category: Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 27, 2017

Spine stenosis is a condition categorized by the narrowing of your spinal canal. Since this canal is home to a number of vital nerves and the spinal cord, the narrowing of this space can result in pain or other problematic symptoms. Like most conditions, spinal stenosis is best treated when caught at an earlier stage, […]

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Spinal Cord Softening

Softening of the Spinal Cord in the Neck

Category: Neck Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 22, 2017

Cervical myelomalacia is the technical term for a softening of the spinal cord in the upper part of the spine, and it occurs due to a deficiency in the blood supply that feeds to the spinal cord. It can be caused by a few different actions, some preventable and some non-preventable, and the sooner it […]

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