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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JJ Watt Aggravates Spine Injury, Likely Out For The Year

Category: Nerves, Spinal Cord Injury | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 29, 2016

The Houston Texans placed defensive end JJ Watt on injured reserve this week after the reigning NFL defensive player of the year aggravated the herniated disc in his spine. Although the Texans have the ability to activate one player from their injured reserve list back to the active roster after a minimum of eight weeks, […]

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4 Reasons For Numbness After Spine Surgery

Category: Nerves | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 12, 2016

Numbness or a tingling sensation is a somewhat common side effect after spine surgery. In many cases the numbness is little cause for concern, but other times it could be a sign of a much more serious issue. Today, we take a look at four reasons why you might be experiencing numbness in your lower […]

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Pinched Nerves In Your Spine During Sports and Exercise

Category: Nerves | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 30, 2016

  Sports and exercise are a great way to meet new people and stay in shape, but being active is also one of the leading activities that results in pinched nerves in the spine. Considering how much twisting, turning, jumping and running are required in many sports, it’s no surprise that a nerve in your […]

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Examining Brachial Plexus Neck Injuries

Category: Neck Pain, Nerves | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 5, 2016

A brachial plexus injury is an injury to a nerve in the neck and shoulder area. Brachial plexus injuries actually go by a number of different names, as sometimes they are called stingers or burners. These nerve injuries are most common during contact sports or during automobile accidents. Today, we take a closer look at […]

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