What Are High-Intensity Zones In Your Spine?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 6, 2019

If you’ve recently undergone an MRI of your spine, your doctor may mention that you have one or more “high-intensity zones” in your back. But what exactly does this mean, and is it a cause for concern? Below, we take a closer look at what high-intensity zones in your back are, and what they mean […]

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The Causes & Treatments For Ruptured Spinal Discs

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 21, 2019

Ruptured spinal discs are more common than you may imagine. They’ve felled professional athletes like Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning, and famous personas like Harrison Ford and John Kennedy. They occur when a spinal disc becomes overloaded due to stress, and the disc’s inner nucleus breaks through the harder outer layer. When this happens, numerous […]

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What Are The Different Types of Spinal Implants

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 16, 2019

The spine is an incredibly complex system, and if structures wear down or break, spine surgeons need to have an arsenal of implants available to help their patients. But what type of implants do surgeons regularly use, and which ones would be right for your spine needs? We take a closer look at a number […]

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Tips for Treating Flat Back of the Spine

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 14, 2019

A healthy human spine has a natural curve to it, and with two alternating curves at the top or bottom, many refer to it as an “S” curve. These curves normally balance each other out and help the spine handle stress, but these curves don’t always stay in the correct shape. When the curves become […]

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Treating Spinal Numbness, Tingling & Radiating Pain

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 13, 2019

Your back is home to nerves that traverse throughout your body, and as we’ve talked about in other blogs, an issue in your spine can actually lead to the onset of symptoms in other areas of your body. Oftentimes we feel this discomfort in our arms and legs, and it develops in the form of […]

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What is DISH of the Spine?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 9, 2019

As we get older, we have a greater risk of developing certain health conditions. One such condition is DISH, which stands for diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperstosis, and it’s a condition that often affects the spines of older individuals. Below, we take a closer look at what’s going on if you’ve been diagnosed with DISH, and […]

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What Is A Spinal Myelography?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 2, 2019

When it comes to making an accurate diagnosis of your back condition, spine experts have a number of tools in their arsenal to help them make an accurate conclusion. Imaging techniques allow them to see more than what’s possible with the naked eye, and one such imaging technique is called a spinal myelography. Below, we […]

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Understanding Spinal Neuropathy and Radiculopathy

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 29, 2019

Because of the design of the spine and all the key structures housed in the area, it’s not uncommon for patients to tell us that they are dealing with symptoms that mimic more than one condition. One of the most common examples is the diagnosis of spinal radiculopathy and spinal neuropathy. We put the two […]

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