Pediatric Scoliosis

How To Recognize Scoliosis in Children

Category: Scoliosis | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 20, 2019

Scoliosis is a spinal condition that results in an abnormal curvature of the spine. You might think that spotting this curvature disorder in your child will be easily, but oftentimes it is not very pronounced in the beginning and slowly continues as the child and their spine develops. Since treatment success hinges on how early […]

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Back Injury Mental Health

How Back Injuries Can Affect Your Mental Health

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 17, 2019

Back pain can affect your life in a number of ways. It can make work painful, it can prevent you from partaking in some recreational activities that you love, and it can also disrupt your ability to get restful sleep. According to research, back pain can also have a significant effect on our mental health. […]

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When Back Surgery Isn’t Your Best Choice

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 13, 2019

Just because we perform intricate spine surgeries doesn’t mean we recommend an operation for every patient that walks through the door. In fact, for many patients we recommend that they don’t undergo an operation for one reason or another. Our top priority is to provide you with the best care possible, and sometimes that can […]

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What Will Spine Surgery Look Like In The Future?

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 10, 2019

Medical science is always advancing, and we’ve made huge strides in just the past few years when it comes to improving surgical procedures and providing the best care possible for our patients. And while we’ve come a long way, it’s exciting to think about what the future of spine surgery has in store. So what […]

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High Intensity Zone Spine

What Are High-Intensity Zones In Your Spine?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 6, 2019

If you’ve recently undergone an MRI of your spine, your doctor may mention that you have one or more “high-intensity zones” in your back. But what exactly does this mean, and is it a cause for concern? Below, we take a closer look at what high-intensity zones in your back are, and what they mean […]

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Trapped Spinal Nerves

How To Treat Trapped Spinal Nerves

Category: Nerves | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 4, 2019

Nerves run throughout your body, so it’s not surprising that one of them may end up trapped or impinged along the way. Because many of these nerves run throughout your spine, sometimes your back structures are the cause of the entrapped nerve. These entrapments can be painful, but the good news is that they can […]

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How Long Should You Do Physical Therapy For A Back Injury?

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 3, 2019

Physical therapy is one of if not the most commonly prescribed treatment regimens for mild to severe cases of back pain. It’s a preferred treatment because it actively works to strengthen critical structures and stabilize areas so your spine can better handle stress, and unlike painkillers, there is no risk of addiction or dependence. So […]

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Spine Surgery Psychological Evaluation

The Importance Of Psychological Screenings Before Spine Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 30, 2019

As a spine surgeon, we want to do everything in our power to ensure you get the care you need to make the best recovery possible from your spine injury. It may be clear that surgery is the best road to pursue, but that doesn’t mean we can just book your surgery and prep our […]

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