Spine Cancer

What Are The Best Ways To Decompress Your Spine?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: October 3, 2022

When a soft tissue or nerve near your spine is compressed, it can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms, like pain, radiating muscle weakness and it can even affect how you walk and move. If you’re dealing with a compression issue, treatment is focused on decompressing the offending area, and there are numerous ways […]

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MN Monthly Top Doctor

Dr. Sinicropi Earns Minnesota Monthly Top Doctor Distinction For 2022

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 30, 2022

It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Sinicropi was once again named to Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors list! Every year in their Sept/Oct issue, Minnesota Monthly publishes their Top Doctors list. Dr. Sinicropi was honored with placement on the Tops Doctors 2022 list in the field of Orthopedic Surgery. You can check out his […]

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Leg Pain

4 Common Spine Problems That Cause Leg Pain

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 28, 2022

You might assume that spine surgeons only treat patients dealing with spine pain, but you’d be surprised to learn how many patients are suffering from a back issue that causes discomfort in another area of the body. One of the most common areas where spinal issues will lead to discomfort is in our legs. With […]

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Spinal Surgery Hardware

Will My Spinal Hardware Eventually Be Removed?

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 20, 2022

Surgical devices like rods, screws, plates and wires can play an essential role in helping your body heal in a specific manner following a surgical procedure. Because of the complexity of your spine, it’s imperative that fractures and other issues heal exactly as expected to ensure stability in the spinal canal. Once this stability has […]

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Fear Spine Surgery

The Link Between Back Pain And Fatigue

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 19, 2022

While back pain is likely the most common symptom associated with a spinal issue, there are a number of other not-so-obvious symptoms that can be the result of your back condition. One such issue is fatigue. Back pain and fatigue oftentimes go hand in hand, and because of their relationship to one another it can […]

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Standing Desk and Your Spine

6 Ways To Protect Your Back If You Stand At Work All Day

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 14, 2022

Millions of Americans are on their feet for the majority of their day when they’re at work, and while movement and activity can help you stay healthy, too much standing each day can take a toll on certain areas of your body, like your feet, hips and back. If you stand all day at work, […]

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Predicting Back Pain

Why Sciatic Nerve Pain Is Worse In The Morning

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 12, 2022

Sciatic nerve compression is a common cause of back pain. As we’ve talked about on the blog in the past, your sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body, starting in your lower back and branching down each of your legs. Compression anywhere along the nerve can lead to localized or radiating symptoms, and […]

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Spine Surgery Recovery

6 Tips For Putting On Clothes After Spine Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery, Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 8, 2022

The process of physically getting dressed for the day is something that we oftentimes don’t pay much attention to unless we can no longer do it as easily as we once did. For many people who undergo a minimally invasive or open spinal procedure, it becomes evident rather quickly that getting dressed isn’t as easy […]

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