How September Challenges Your Spine

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 7, 2020

We’re continuing our series on how each month of the year challenges your spine and your neck in unique ways. Last month we explored how August can be tough on your spine, and now we’re going to see why September can also be hard on your back. Enjoy! Your Spine and September Back to school […]

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Preventing & Treating Scarred Spinal Nerves

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: August 17, 2020

After a significant trauma or in the wake of a surgery, your body responds by treating wound sites by forming scar tissue. This tissue is a little different than normal skin tissue in that it tends to be thicker and more fibrous. Because of this, when it forms around or near nerves, it can cause […]

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What’s Causing My Occasional Spinal Numbness?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 30, 2020

If your arm is numb because you slept in a weird position or your leg falls asleep after an extended session in your favorite recliner, odds are these are not signs of a major health issue. But what if this numbness or a tingling sensation occurs more frequently, and what if the area of the […]

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How To Have A Productive Appointment With Your Spine Specialist

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 23, 2020

If you have spine pain, the last thing you want is to feel like you aren’t any better off after a visit to the doctor’s office. You shouldn’t expect the doctor to be able to wave a magic wand and fix your back problem at this first appointment, but at the same time, you want […]

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Is Spinal Stenosis Preventable?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 13, 2020

Spinal stenosis is a relatively common health condition that involves the narrowing of the spinal canal to the point where pressure is exerted on the spinal cord, causing nerve-related pain. Since the most common contributing factor for spinal stenosis is age, many wonder if this condition can be prevented. While it’s not completely preventable, there […]

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Risk Factors For Pediatric Spinal Tumors

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 2, 2020

Spinal tumors can jeopardize the integrity of your spinal stability and have an impact on your whole body health, so it’s important to know the signs and risk factors associated with them. They most commonly develop in older individuals, but children and teens aren’t immune from their presence either. In today’s blog, we take a […]

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Non-Surgical & Surgical Treatments For Spinal Bone Spurs

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 25, 2020

Bones spurs are one of the most common conditions we see in our clinic, and they especially common in older individuals or those who are battling osteoarthritis. They tend to develop as cartilage wears bone down and your body attempts to repair this loss by creating additional bone near the damaged area. These new bone […]

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What to Know About Muscle Relaxers and Back Pain

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 18, 2020

Muscle issues are a common source of spine pain, and one potential treatment option for these issues is a muscle relaxer. As the name implies, a muscle relaxer affects skeletal muscle function and helps to inhibit unwanted muscle function, like you may experience during a muscle spasm. Muscle relaxers can be a great complementary option […]

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