Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Leads To Shorter Need For Opioids

Category: Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 22, 2020

A new study that was presented at the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience found that patients who undergo certain types of minimally invasive spinal procedures can quit opioids sooner than those that get the open operation, among other benefits. For the study, researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City examined the […]

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How Much Pain Will There Be After Spine Surgery?

Category: Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 15, 2020

When patients are told that they’ll need to undergo a spinal procedure, one of the first questions that often comes to mind is in reference to pain. Many want to know if the procedure or the aftermath will be painful or if it will provide pain relief from their current condition. As you might have […]

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Why Is Back Pain So Hard To Treat?

Category: Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 5, 2020

Spine pain is one of the most common health conditions in the world, so why is it oftentimes so hard to treat? Shouldn’t we have a pretty good system in place for treating a wide variety of back problems? It’s true that back pain is often difficult to treat, but it’s certainly not impossible. Some […]

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3 Ways To Prevent Your Computer From Causing Spine Pain

Category: Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 16, 2020

More than 75 million people in the United States work at a computer for the majority of their work day, and the average office worker spends 1,700 hours a year in front of a computer, so it’s important that we recognize how this technology can affect our spines. There are three main ways that computers […]

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The Link Between The Winter Blues And Spine Pain

Category: Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 11, 2019

The holiday season isn’t always a festive time for everyone, and in fact, the cold winter season can actually have the opposite effect on a number of people. Cold weather and less daylight have been linked to an increased risk of depression and depressive thoughts, which can actually manifest into physical issues. In today’s blog, […]

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Treating Spine Issues In Current and Former Service Members

Category: Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 11, 2019

According to the National Center For Health Statistics, one in four Americans suffers from chronic back pain, and it’s very likely that ratio is higher for men and women who are currently serving or previously served in our armed forces. Service members put their bodies through a physical gauntlet during their time in the service, […]

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3 Great Ways To Exercise If You Have Spine Pain

Category: Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 22, 2019

If you’ve visited a doctor for back pain, you’ve probably been told that exercise is one of the best things you can do for your back. However, it can be difficult to get a standard workout in if back pain is so severe that it disrupts your workout. In order to stay active and help […]

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Smart Clothes Could Soon Help Prevent Spine Pain

Category: Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 11, 2019

You’ve heard of smart phones, smart watches and smart cars, but what about smart clothes? According to researchers out of Vanderbilt University, smart clothes may be the next big thing when it comes to preventing back problems and spine pain. Back pain is the number one cause of disability and accounts for more than 264 […]

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