Spinal x-ray

What Happens During A Spinal Stroke?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 24, 2019

A stroke is a medical condition in which the blood supply to the brain is cut off. This deprives the brain of oxygen and causes serious symptoms throughout the body. A stroke is a very serious medical event, but did you know that a brain stroke isn’t the only type of stroke that can occur? […]

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Spine Injuries

Researchers Working On An “EpiPen” For Spine Injuries

Category: Spinal Cord Injury | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 23, 2019

For individuals with a bee allergy, an EpiPen can be a literal lifesaver. The pen is designed to release epinephrine in the bloodstream, and that chemical helps to narrow blood vessels and open airways in the lungs, as breathing can often become difficult following an allergic reaction. But what if we could develop an EpiPen-style […]

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Bent Over Back Pain

Why Does My Lower Back Hurt When I Bend Over?

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 22, 2019

Back pain is one of the most common pain conditions that Americans deal with on a regular basis, and of the types of back pain, lower back pain is the most common type. Lower back pain can develop for a number of different reasons, but one of the most common actions that results in the […]

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Back Pain & Incontinence

The Link Between Back Pain and Incontinence

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 18, 2019

Spine pain is one of the most common conditions that people deal with as they get older, but when it’s coupled with incontinence, it’s a bigger cause for concern. Both of these conditions can develop independent of one another, but when they happen at the same time, it’s often time to visit a spine specialist. […]

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Spinal Cord Compression

What Are Some Causes of Spinal Cord Compression?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 15, 2019

Your spinal cord has nerves that relay signals back and forth from the brain to the rest of your body, but if something inhibits these nerve signals, pain and other issues can develop. Acute physical trauma like a car accident is one way to damage and compress the nerves in your spinal cord, but there […]

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July Effect Spine

Does The “July Effect” Impact Spine Surgery Success?

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 9, 2019

The calendar has turned to July, and while it is one of the hottest months of the year in Minnesota, it’s also one of the deadliest in the operating room if you believe in the so-called “July Effect.” For those of you unfamiliar with the term, the July Effect or July Phenomenon is the perceived […]

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Back Feels Hot

Why Does My Back Feel Hot?

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 8, 2019

If you’re experiencing a warming or burning sensation in your spine and you’re not dealing with a sunburn, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with an underlying spinal condition. A number of different back problems can present with symptoms that include a burning or warming sensation, so it’s not always easy to make a diagnosis […]

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Vertigo Spine

4 Tips For Mentally Dealing With Back Pain

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 3, 2019

Spine pain is much more than just a physical ailment. While the underlying issue may be in your physical body, back pain can have long-reaching effects on our mental and emotional states. Treating the physical problem is only half the battle, and we also need to be caring for our mental health throughout our journey […]

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