How to Reduce the Risk of Needing Another Spine Surgery

Category: Spine, Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 21, 2022

Nobody wants to undergo a spinal procedure if it can be avoided, especially if you’ve already undergone an operation. And while you can’t always prevent a secondary or revision procedure, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of needing another operation in the future. In today’s blog, we share some tips […]

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5 Things You Should Know Before You Undergo Artificial Disc Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 31, 2022

If you’re dealing with worn or damaged spinal discs that aren’t responding to conservative care, you’re probably wondering if surgery is the right move. Surgery can significantly reduce pain and increase your quality of life if you’re dealing with damaged spinal discs, but there’s two main operations to choose from. A fusion procedure can create […]

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How To Prevent Depression After Spine Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 21, 2022

As we’ve talked about on numerous occasions on the blog in the past, spine pain can have a significant effect on a person’s mental health. Studies have shown that people with chronic back pain are at a much higher risk for a depressive episode than someone without back pain, and your mental health isn’t in […]

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How To Minimize The Effects Of Anesthesia After Spine Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 31, 2022

Spine surgery is typically performed after a patient has been given anesthesia to ensure that no pain is felt during the procedure itself. Anesthesia is a wonderful tool, but there are some slight risks and potential complications associated with the numbing agent. In today’s blog, we take a closer look at some of the potential […]

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What to do if You’re Afraid of Painkillers After Spine Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery, Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 27, 2022

Regardless of whether you have a history of opioid abuse or you’re just worried that you may end up addicted to them following your operation, it’s not uncommon to want to avoid or limit your painkiller intake following a spine surgery. Opioids can be extremely addictive, and every year thousands of surgery patients end up […]

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5 Tips For Getting Clearance For Spinal Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 27, 2021

Depending on what type of procedure that is being considered, there is a possibility that you will need to receive medical clearance from either your spine surgeon or your general practitioner before the surgical team will move forward with an operation. This tends to be pretty standard in elective procedures when time isn’t as much […]

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6 Benefits Of An Endoscopic Discectomy

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 23, 2021

Herniated discs are incredibly common, with about 1 in 50 Americans suffering one each year. When a spinal disc herniates, the disc’s inner material can leak out and press against your spinal cord, leading to pain and physical dysfunction. Although herniated discs can oftentimes be treated with conservative techniques, a fair amount will require surgery […]

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How Spinal Surgery Can Help Curb Opioid Use

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 20, 2021

Opioid abuse and addiction is a huge problem here in the United States and across the globe, and oftentimes a physical injury is what sends countless Americans down the path of painkillers each year. Because of this, medical experts are always looking for new ways to treat physical injuries without relying on opioids and painkillers. […]

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