8 Tips For Dealing With Pre-Surgery Anxiety

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: October 20, 2022

Even though spine surgery is safer than it’s ever been, the prospect of surgery can still be a bit scary. It’s completely natural to be anxious ahead of your operation, but this isn’t a fun headspace to be in, and studies have actually shown that fear and anxiety can have negative effects on your recovery […]

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Scoliosis Surgery Can Help Teens Return To Athletics

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: October 17, 2022

Our adolescent years are a time when our bodies go through a number of different changes. Your son may grow six inches in a year, or your niece may have grown like a weed since the last time you saw her, but these periods of rapid bone development can also cause problems if they don’t […]

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Will Spinal Bone Spurs Go Away On Their Own?

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 28, 2022

Bone spurs can develop in any bony area of your body, but your spine is one of the most common locations for their onset because of its design that the strain we put on our back each day. When a spinal bone spur develops and causes symptoms, many people want to know if the spurs […]

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5 Steps to Reduce Risks Associated with Spine Surgery

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 12, 2020

Surgery is oftentimes the final option for patients and providers looking to treat back pain because even when it is performed laparoscopically, an operation is still a significant physical trauma on your body. Because of this, surgeons typically want to pursue a few different non-operative options to see if they can help a patient find […]

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What To Do After A Failed Back Surgery

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 8, 2017

Whenever you’re preparing to undergo a surgery, unless you’ve been told differently, you expect the operation to fix your issue. Unfortunately, not everyone experiences the intended relief after a spinal operation. So what should you do if your surgery fails or you aren’t achieving the expected relief? We tackle the question of what to do […]

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Treating Herniated Discs at Multiple Levels

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 1, 2016

We’ve talked a lot about herniated discs in the spine, and how to best identify and treat them. Treating one herniated disc can be difficult in its own right, but when you have bulging discs at multiple levels of the spine, it can be even more complicated. In this article, we are going to offer […]

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Can Spinal Hardware Make Noise?

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 12, 2015

We have talked about spine surgery hardware in a few previous, blog, posts. Recently we had a reader ask whether hardware can make squeaking, clicking, or popping noises after surgery. In this article, we’re going to answer this question and discuss if and when spine hardware can make noise and when you should be concerned […]

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Spinal Stenosis – Injections vs. Surgery

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 4, 2015

Spinal stenosis is a condition characterized by a narrowing of the spinal canal – causing compressed nerves, back pain, and loss of sensation. As is the case with most conditions of the spine, there are numerous treatment options ranging from chiropractic techniques, to minimally invasive spinal surgery. In this blog we are going to discuss […]

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