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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Shoulder Numbness after Spine Surgery

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Nerves | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 2, 2015

As we have talked about previously, some numbness is to be expected after certain spine surgeries. However, there is a fine line between a small amount of numbness and more serious numbness that may be symptomatic of a serious underlying issue. Since we’ve already discussed post-op numbness in the lower extremities, this article will focus […]

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Sex after Spinal Fusion Surgery

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 27, 2015

We have already discussed how a spinal cord injury can impact a person’s sex life. Today, we’re going to cover a similar topic – sex after a spinal fusion surgery. We will briefly discuss the elements of a fusion surgery, and how a patient’s sex life may be affected by the procedure. Spinal Fusion Surgery […]

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Bicep Nerve Damage after Spine Surgery

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 23, 2015

As we have discussed previously, any spine surgery requires precision to avoid damage to the spinal nerves. Even after the most successful procedures, it is normal for the patient to experience some nerve related numbness in the back during the post-op recovery process. But can spine surgery lead to nerve damage in other areas of […]

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Pregnancy after a Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 18, 2015

We have previously talked about how back pain and spine surgery can impact pregnancy. However, we have not talked specifically about potential pregnancy complications after an SI Joint Fusion. In response to a reader question, this post will dive into the risks and possible complications of pregnancy after undergoing a joint fusion surgery at the […]

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