5 Types Of Questions To Ask Your Spine Specialist

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

We love it when a patient asks us questions. When a patient has questions about their health or their care, it shows that they are taking an interest in their treatment, and that can make a world of difference when it comes to treatment efficacy. If you want to be an engaged patient who is […]

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Repetitive Vibration And Its Impact On The Spine

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

A number of jobs and recreational tasks require a person to be subjected to repetitive vibrations or similar stress over an extended period of time. Truck drivers, for example, oftentimes sit in a seat for eight or more hours a day, and every tiny imperfection on the road is felt by their rig and their […]

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What Happens To Your Spine As You Age?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

The natural aging process comes for us all. As we get older, years of stress begins to take its toll on our body, which can end up making once-normal movements a little bit uncomfortable, and that’s certainly true for our spinal column. But how exactly does the aging process affect our spine, and is there […]

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Managing Herniated Discs During Pregnancy

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

As your body changes throughout the course of your pregnancy, different areas are forced to handle new stresses. For about half of expecting mothers, this increased stress leads to back pain and discomfort, but for a small percentage of this group, their back pain progresses to a more serious condition known as a herniated disc. […]

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What Is An Annular Tear?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

Your spine is composed of vertebral bones that are separated by spinal discs. These intervertebral discs act as shock absorbers for the vertebrae they separate and they play a key role in helping your spine flex and move. Like any area of your body, these discs can wear down over time or as a result […]

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Protecting Your Spine On Spring Break

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

A spring break vacation can be a great way to get out of the cold Minnesota temperatures and spend some time with friends or family, but this major shift in your daily schedule can also cause issues for your back and your whole body. We’re not saying that every choice you make on vacation needs […]

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The Benefits Of Walking For Your Spine

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

If you’re dealing with irregular or chronic back pain, the prospect of jumping into an intense physical therapy routine can be daunting, and while it would likely prove helpful, there are some other less strenuous treatments you can pursue that may help curb your discomfort. One such activity is walking. You don’t need any special […]

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How The Back Experts Care For Their Own Spines

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi

They say that you should practice what you preach, and Dr. Sinicropi and the team at The Midwest Spine & Brain Institute believe that in order to help protect the backs of others, we need to take care of our own spines. But how are the experts ensuring that their spines stay healthy long into […]

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