Comparing Minimally Invasive And Open Spine Surgery

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 15, 2021

Surgical techniques continue to get smaller and more effective in treating the issues they hope to address, but that doesn’t mean that every single spinal procedure is performed using minimally invasive techniques. In some cases, an open operation is preferred to ensure the operation goes as planned. In today’s blog, we take a closer look […]

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March And Your Spine

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 1, 2021

March is here, and that means it’s time for another installment on how each month of the year can challenge your spine in unique ways. We’ve already explained how August, September, October, November, December, January and February can be hard on your spine, and now we set our sights on March. How March Can Be […]

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Can I Prevent Spinal Facet Joint Disease?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 25, 2021

Like any joint in your body, the facet joints that are located on either side of your vertebrae are prone to degeneration and wear and tear. Over time, this can lead to pain, limited range of motion and overall discomfort in the spine. Since this often occurs naturally or without severe acute trauma, many people […]

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How To Treat Epidural Fibrosis (Spinal Nerve Scarring)

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 22, 2021

Epidural fibrosis, also known as spinal nerve scarring or failed back surgery syndrome, is a medical condition that can develop after a person has undergone a surgical procedure on their spine. It’s not uncommon for the condition to develop in the majority of people who undergo surgery, but that doesn’t mean it’s always symptomatic. In […]

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5 Daily Places Where Spinal Comfort Is Key

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 11, 2021

We preach a lot about healthy posture on this site, and rightfully so. Poor spinal positioning can put undue pressure on certain areas of your back, speeding up tissue breakdown or contributing to spinal inflammation. You need to make sure your spine is in a healthy and comfortable position throughout the day, and that begins […]

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5 Non-Surgical Treatment Options For Lumbar Facet Arthritis

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 28, 2021

Estimates suggest that anywhere between 40 and 85 percent of Americans will experience some form of lumbar facet arthritis at some point in their life. Symptoms of the condition can range from barely noticeable to majorly debilitating, but no matter your severity, treatment is important for helping to prevent the condition from worsening and making […]

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How To Care For Your Spine Health In The Winter

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 14, 2021

The cold months in Minnesota can leave you wanting to curl up with a blanket next to a roaring fire until the spring thaw, but being less active because of the cold, dark Minnesota winter can cause problems for your spine. On the flip side, if you embrace the cold and partake in seasonal activities […]

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How To Safely Develop A Spine Strengthening Exercise Routine

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 5, 2021

One of the most common complaints about getting older is how we wish we could go back in time and do things a little differently. Oftentimes people wish they would have taken better care of their back in their youth so that it wouldn’t be as painful as it is currently. And while we may […]

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