5 Controllable Risk Factors For Pinched Spinal Nerves

Category: Nerves | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 27, 2022

When you consider that the natural aging process and genetics can increase your risk of developing a pinched spinal nerve, it’s clear that not all pinched nerves can be completely prevented. That said, there are a number of modifiable risk factors that can increase or decrease your likelihood of developing a pinched neck in your […]

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Can Lumbar Radiculopathy Be Treated Without Surgery?

Category: Nerves | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 7, 2022

Lumbar radiculopathy is the medical term that describes what happens when a nerve in your lower back becomes compressed or damaged. Oftentimes this impingement involves the largest nerve in your body – the sciatic nerve – but there are a number of nerves that traverse through the lower spine that can become impinged along the […]

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How Men Can Get Relief From Sciatic Nerve Pain

Category: Nerves | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 8, 2021

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body, extending from your lower back all the way down your leg. As a spine specialist, we oftentimes help patients who have sciatic nerve impingements in their lower back or hip area. This is a common development during pregnancy or after the childbirth process as the […]

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How To Treat Trapped Spinal Nerves

Category: Nerves | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 4, 2019

Nerves run throughout your body, so it’s not surprising that one of them may end up trapped or impinged along the way. Because many of these nerves run throughout your spine, sometimes your back structures are the cause of the entrapped nerve. These entrapments can be painful, but the good news is that they can […]

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Preventing Nerve Damage During & After Spine Surgery

Category: Nerves | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 18, 2017

We recently had a reader reach out to us to ask if there was anything that could be done to treat nerve damage that occurred as a result of surgery. That gave us an idea for a blog topic, so below, we share some of the ways you can help prevent nerve damage after a […]

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Spinal Cord Stimulation Could Decrease Opioid Use In Chronic Pain Patients

Category: Nerves, Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 13, 2017

New research suggests that spinal cord stimulation could help decrease or stabilize opioid use among patients who deal with chronic pain. For those of you unfamiliar with the device, a spinal cord stimulation system consists of a device that is implanted into the patient to help stop painful nerve signals from being relayed to the […]

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The 4 Stages of Spinal Disc Herniation

Category: Nerves, Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 10, 2017

Herniated discs in high profile personalities have been grabbing a lot of headlines of late. We’ve got Tiger Woods trying to come back from a herniated disc procedure, we watched as JJ Watt returned to the NFL too soon after having disc surgery, and now the most recognizable coach in college basketball will be sidelined […]

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Causes & Conditions Associated with Tingling in the Spine

Category: Nerves, Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: October 20, 2016

Everyone has experienced that feeling of numbness or tingling in their arm after a night of sleeping in an awkward position, but what happens if this sensation occurs in your spine at random intervals throughout the day? A tingling sensation can be caused by a number of different conditions, and it’s important to understand what […]

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