Spinal Tumors

Understanding Spinal Bone Grafts

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 29, 2021

A bone graft is a common tool used during the surgical process to help provide added stability to an area, and it’s especially common in certain types of spine surgeries. The most common spine surgery that involves a bone graft is a spinal fusion, and the graft ends up being the catalyst for the fusion […]

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Spinal Gel Could Be The Key To Curing Certain Types Of Paralysis

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 23, 2021

A modern medicine innovation has allowed paralyzed mice to walk again after just four weeks, and researchers are hopeful that eventually the tool could eventually be applied to correct paralysis in humans. The self-assembling gel is made of protein units called monomers that arrange into long chains called supramolecular fibrils when placed in water. The […]

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5 Spine Protecting Tips When Raking Or Shoveling

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 22, 2021

We’re in that in-between season between fall and winter where the weather can’t always make up its mind. Gusty winds and rain can bring autumn leaves down in a hurry, and some parts of the state already have snow on the ground, which means many Minnesotans are now reaching for their rakes or snow shovels. […]

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Spinal Shock Stages

5 Spine Symptoms That May Signal A Bigger Back Issue

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 18, 2021

Back pain is one of the most common health conditions that plagues average Americans, and because it’s so common, many people mistakenly believe it’s not a big deal. While certain minor backaches aren’t a major concern, they shouldn’t be ignored, because oftentimes they will only continue to get worse. That’s especially true for certain spinal […]

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Back Pain

5 Home Care Tips For Treating Back Pain

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 15, 2021

We understand that heading to a specialist to have an injury examined and treated isn’t exactly your favorite thing to do, which is why so many people try to treat their pain on their own in hopes that they can avoid an office visit. However, if you really want to do everything in your power […]

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Sports Spinal Injury Myths

How Motion Can Actually Lead To Back Pain

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 11, 2021

Your body was designed to move, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to injury when it’s in motion. The same can be said for your spine. Movement and motion help your spine develop key muscles and maintain valuable range of motion, but movement can also be hard on your spine. This doesn’t mean you should […]

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4 Types Of Scoliosis And Why They Develop

Category: Scoliosis | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 8, 2021

Scoliosis is a spinal condition that results in the sideways curvature of the spine, and oftentimes it develops during adolescence. However, the condition doesn’t just affect teens, and it comes in a few different forms, all of which Dr. Sinicropi and the team at the Midwest Spine & Brain Institute can treat. Below, we take […]

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Ruptured Spinal Discs

How A Spine Surgeon Can Help With Your Occipital Neuralgia

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 4, 2021

If you’re beginning to suffer from more frequent headaches or similar symptoms like sensitivity to light or pain when you move your head and neck, you might be wondering where to turn for medical assistance. Your primary care physician may be able to help you find relief, but if you want the best chance to […]

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