What Is Spinal Gout?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 25, 2023

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that develops when your body cannot adequately get rid of uric acid that builds up in the bloodstream. When this happens, microscopic urate crystals can develop in the joints, irritating the delicate soft tissues and causing a host of symptoms. Gout is far more common in the feet, […]

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What Is A Spinal Tap?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 23, 2023

If you know more about the band Spinal Tap than the procedure, you’re not alone. Millions of adults are more familiar with the band than the medical procedure, but we want to do our part to change that with today’s blog. Below, we’re going to take a closer look at the spinal tap procedure and […]

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What Is Central Cord Syndrome And How Is It Treated?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 16, 2023

Central Cord Syndrome (CCS) involves an incomplete traumatic injury somewhere along the cervical portion of the spinal cord. It can lead to a variety of symptoms, but because it involves an incomplete trauma to the spinal cord, it typically does not involve complete paralysis. Below, we take a closer look at why central cord syndrome […]

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Understanding And Treating Referred Back Pain

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 29, 2022

We typically assume that when we develop pain in a specific location of our body, that’s where the underlying issue resides, but that’s not always the case. When an issue in one area of our body causes pain in another part, this is known as referred back pain. In today’s blog, we take a closer […]

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Which Spinal Discs Are The Most Commonly Injured?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 21, 2022

Your spine is composed of vertebral segments separated by thin, flexible discs. These spinal discs help to provide mobility to the spinal column and aid in how weight is dispersed across your back. However, because of the stress they endure, these discs can break down or become injured. Below, we take a closer look at […]

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Celiac Disease And Your Spinal Osteoporosis Risk

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 19, 2022

More than three million people in the United States are affected by a digestive condition known as celiac disease. This digestive problem leads to damage and inflammation of the lining of the small intestine whenever foods containing a protein called gluten are consumed. Gluten is found in wheat products and is especially plentiful in foods […]

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What Can Cause A Spinal Fluid Leak?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 12, 2022

Cerebrospinal fluid, also sometimes simply referred to as spinal fluid, helps to protect your brain and your spinal cord from injury. This fluid also helps to deliver key nutrients and aid in the removal of waste products. It flows in and around the hollow spaces of the brain and spinal cord, and between two of […]

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Why The First Treatment for Back Pain Is Rarely Surgery

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 10, 2022

Spine surgery is an incredibly effective option when it comes to treating a wide range of back issues, but that doesn’t mean that it’s always the first option when a problem develops. In fact, surgery is rarely the first option. But if surgery is oftentimes so effective, why isn’t it considered earlier in the process? […]

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