How To Safely Manage Your Meds After Spine Surgery

Category: Procedures | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 25, 2019

Although surgeries are getting smaller and less invasive, they still take a significant toll on your body, and that can lead to pain and discomfort after an operation. Pain is most severe within the first few days after surgery, so oftentimes your surgeon will prescribe pain medications to help limit this discomfort. When used properly, […]

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A Thanksgiving Survival Guide For Your Spine

Category: Procedures | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and while you may be looking forward to family, friends and good food, this holiday can be especially taxing for your spine. Whether you’re in charge of cooking the bird or you’re just looking forward to taking a nap on the couch after lunch, your spine can be […]

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Spine Imaging Techniques – X-Rays, MRIs & CT Scans

Category: Procedures, Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 18, 2017

Certain injuries can be diagnosed just by examining the injury with the naked eye, but when it comes to back injuries, imaging techniques are usually needed to uncover the true extent of the injury. Doctors have a number of tools at their disposal when it comes to diagnosing spine injuries, and today, we’re going to […]

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Treating Headaches After Spinal Injections

Category: Injections, Procedures | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 10, 2016

If you are dealing with headaches or migraine-like symptoms within a few days of undergoing a procedure on your neck or spine, there’s a chance you’re dealing with a spinal headache. These headaches are caused by the loss of pressure by the cerebral spinal fluid on the brain and spinal cord. The reason this pressure […]

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What To Expect During a Spine Exam

Category: Procedures, Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 16, 2016

If you’ve suffered an acute spine injury or just noticed that your back has begun to hurt more frequently, you should consider making an appointment with a certified spine specialist. Considering that more than 90 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some stage in their life, odds are you’ll end up in front […]

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Stem Cell Treatments for Spine Conditions

Category: Procedures, Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: August 3, 2015

Stem cell therapies can be used in the treatment of certain spine conditions. Other conditions are more appropriately treated with surgery. This article will focus on stem cell treatments for spinal conditions and injuries. We will talk about the various stem cell treatments available, and compare them to surgical treatments for specific conditions of the […]

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What to do after a Failed Spinal Fusion Surgery?

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Procedures | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 5, 2015

For a variety of reasons, surgery sometimes fails. But all hope is not lost after a failed spine surgery. There can be numerous additional options for fixing the underlying issue. In this blog we are going to talk about some options for patients who have experienced a failed spinal fusion procedure. After Failed Surgery There […]

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Cage Implants in Spine Surgery

Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Procedures | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 12, 2014

There are many pieces of hardware that spine surgeons can use for various procedures. One such piece of hardware that we have not yet discussed on this site is an interbody cage implant. In this article, we are going to explain what cage implants are, how they work, and when they are most effective for […]

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