MN Spine Tumor Surgery

What Are Vertebral Tumors & How Are They Treated?

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 25, 2017

Vertebral tumors, as the name implies, are tumors that develop in the vertebral canal of your spine. As they grow, they can shift the spinal canal and cause serious problems, even if they are non-cancerous growths. Below, we take a closer look at the signs and symptoms of vertebral tumors, and we share how we […]

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Cell Phones & the Spine

Cell Phones Are Changing Our Spine’s Natural Curve

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 24, 2017

We’ve discussed the issue of text neck on the blog before, but new findings published in The Spine Journal suggest that cell phones may be more problematic for our spines than originally thought. According to the new data, they might contribute to the reversal of the natural curve of our cervical spine. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai […]

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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome – Causes & Your Options

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 20, 2017

Everybody hopes that their spinal surgery fixes their problem and alleviates their pain, but unfortunately that doesn’t always happen. If a surgery fails, it’s often categorized as an FBSS, which stands for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. The term is a bit of a misnomer as it’s not really a syndrome, but it is a system […]

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Flats Causing Back Pain

Flats, Like Heels, Can Lead To Spine Pain

Category: Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 18, 2017

As we mentioned on the blog not too long ago, our fashion choices can play a significant role in the onset of back pain. We noted that skinny jeans and high heels can contribute to spine problems, but heels aren’t the only footwear that can cause problems. Your flats may also lead to back issues […]

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Spine Health After 60

How To Keep Your Spine Healthy After 60

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 17, 2017

As we get older, we begin to fight an unseen and uphill battle against our back. Over the years, our discs slowly wear down and our spinal canal can begin to narrow, and symptoms of these conditions are often expressed in our golden years. So what can you do to ensure your spine stays spry […]

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Back Pain and Sleep

What To Do If Back Pain Is Making Sleep Difficult

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 13, 2017

Sleep is expected to be a restorative process that allows both our body and mind to recover after a long day. However, for many people, sleeping is little more than tossing and turning as the minutes on the clock tick by. For some people, those sleep issues are caused by back pain. Thankfully, there are […]

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Shrinking Spinal Canal

Can You Prevent The Narrowing Of Your Spinal Canal?

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

As we get older, our spinal canal often starts to narrow. Whether this happens in the cervical spine or the lumbar spine, it can often lead to nerve compression and pain. While there’s no surefire way to reverse the natural narrowing of our spinal canal, there are some things you can do to limit and […]

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Music Spine Surgery

How Music May Aid Your Spine Surgery Recovery

Category: Spine Surgery, Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 10, 2017

Music can help put us in a better mood or help pass the time on a road trip, but new research suggests that it may also aid in our recovery after spine surgery. Music isn’t going to magically heal the soft tissues or the disc in your pain, but a new study says it can […]

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