How to Treat Spinal Neurofibromas

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 5, 2019

Neurofibromas are small, benign tumors that can develop on peripheral nerves in the spine. They grow from the cells that form and support the nerve sheath, and they can disrupt many different areas of the nerve. Sometimes they form on their own, while other times they can develop in clusters. You may not even know […]

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The Simplest Way To Better Spine Health

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 15, 2019

According to a new study out of South Korea, the easiest way to protect your spine and keep it healthy as you get older may be to simply keep putting one foot in front of the other. The study, which was published in Spine Journal,  revealed that regular and prolonged walking was associated with a […]

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How To Treat Spinal Instability

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 3, 2019

Spinal instability is a condition that occurs when the intervertebral discs in your spine begin to degenerate. When this happens, the discs lose height, which causes the vertebrae to displace from their anatomical position. This can lead to friction between sets of vertebrae, causing pain and other problems. It can also increase your risk of […]

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Resolve To Make These Five Spine Changes In 2019

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 31, 2018

If you’re like most people, you probably have a few resolutions you hope to cross off your list in the new year. Maybe you’ve resolved to shed some of that weight or learn a new skill, but do any of your resolutions have to do with the health of your spine? If not, consider adding […]

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What Is A Spinal Shunt?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 28, 2018

A spinal shunt, also sometimes referred to as a lumbar shunt, is a device that is inserted into a person’s spine so that bodily fluids can be directed from one area to another area of the body. Oftentimes they are used to help facilitate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid from one area of your spine […]

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The Benefits and Risks of A Spinal Angiogram

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 27, 2018

A spinal angiogram is a technique that uses an x-ray to look at the blood vessels of a person’s spine. It’s usually performed to look for abnormalities in the blood vessels or to look for signs of a vascular tumor. It’s a little more hands-on than a traditional x-ray, and it does involve a minor […]

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How Back Pain Can Affect Your Blood Pressure

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 17, 2018

Back pain can impact your health in a number of ways, but did you know it can also affect your cardiovascular health? According to medical research, there is a link between chronic back pain and an increased likelihood of elevated blood pressure. So if you struggle to control your back pain, you may also have […]

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5 Ways To Protect Your Spine During The Holidays

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 13, 2018

Protecting your back is something we should do year round, but you may need to up your game during the holidays. The winter season presents unique challenges for our spines, and if you’re not careful, your New Year’s resolutions may include things like physical therapy or scheduling your surgery. The good news is that with […]

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