Spinal Retrolisthesis

Can you Unpinch A Spinal Nerve?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 30, 2021

A pinched nerve can be an extremely painful experience that can bring even the strongest of people to their knees in discomfort. The condition occurs when a spinal nerve becomes pinched between two hard areas, like a disc, vertebrae or bone spur. Once that nerve becomes pinched by these segments, is it possible to “unpinch” […]

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Exploding Back Pain

5 Ways To Support And Strengthen Your Lumbar Spine

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 27, 2021

One of the most common complaints we hear in our office is in regards to lower back pain, and when you think about it, it makes sense. Your lumbar spine is tasked with supporting an immense amount of stress throughout the day, not only when you’re standing, but oftentimes when you’re sitting on the couch […]

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Spondyloarthritis of the Spine

What Is Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 23, 2021

Surgeons are always looking to match a procedure to the patient based on a number of different factors that maximize the benefits to the patient. Sometimes that involves a minimally invasive procedure, while other times a more standard open operation is the best bet. For others, specialized procedures like laser spine surgery or an endoscopic […]

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Back Pain Treatment Options

The Typical Back Pain Treatment Journey

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 20, 2021

Everybody’s journey to find relief from their spinal condition is different, but at the same time, many people progress through similar stages on their quest to rid themselves of back pain. With that in mind, we thought it would be helpful to cover some of the common stages that most people pass through as they […]

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Top Doctor Minnesota Monthly

Dr. Sinicropi Named 2021 Top Doctor by Minnesota Monthly

Category: Awards | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 14, 2021

Each year, Minnesota Monthly compiles a list of the best doctors in Minnesota across a number of different specialties. This year’s list of Top Doctors was published in the September/October 2021 issue, and we were excited to learn that Dr. Sinicropi made the list in the Orthopedic Surgery specialty! Learn more about the distinction in […]

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Senior Back Pain

How To Help A Loved One Through Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 13, 2021

Spine surgery and the recovery process after an operation is much easier if you have someone by your side to help you along the way. However, since many friends and family members have not undergone spine surgery themselves, they may not know the best ways to help someone who has recently undergone a spinal procedure. […]

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Spinal Cysts

5 Things Spine Surgery Patients Wish They Would Have Known Sooner

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 9, 2021

If you are told that you need to undergo spine surgery, you want the operation and your recovery to go as smoothly as possible, but sometimes that can be a challenge simply because you aren’t familiar with the process or the best practices. However, we’re very familiar with the process, and we also make it […]

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Old Man Back Pain

How Old Is Too Old For Spine Surgery?

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 6, 2021

Older individuals are at a higher risk for developing health conditions that can be best corrected with a surgical procedure, but age also tends to have an impact on the likelihood of surgical success. In other words, while a corrective procedure could prove beneficial, your doctor may opt for other solutions if your age makes […]

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