Preventing Machine Vibration-Related Back Problems

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 23, 2019

Many Minnesotans work in agricultural, industrial or construction industries, and many of them work with heavy machinery on a daily basis. Whether you’re running the plow, driving across the state or using a jackhammer, many Minnesota workers engage in tasks that expose them to regular vibration or repetitive forceful movements. In many instances, the location […]

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Treatment Options For Sequestered Spinal Discs

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 18, 2019

A sequestered spinal disc is a condition in which a small part of the vertebral disc breaks off and migrates into the spinal canal. It occurs when the disc’s nucleus pulposus pushes through the outer annular fiber and a piece of the nucleus breaks free. This free portion of the disc can cause a couple […]

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How Can I Slow The Progression Of Spinal Arthritis?

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

Spinal osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that affects millions of Americans. Arthritis is a tricky condition to treat because it can occur naturally over time after our joints are exposed to years of stress, and you can’t reverse this damage once it’s set in. That being said, you can help to ward off arthritis and […]

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5 Ways You’re Unknowingly Taxing Your Spine

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

Happy tax day! Hopefully, you’ve had your taxes filed for a while now, but if not, today is the last day to file them without filing for an extension or being late. While we were on the subject of tax day, we started to think of other things that are taxing in our life and […]

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Treating Psoriatic Arthritis of the Spine

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

Psoriatic arthritis is a degenerative condition that tends to develop in larger joints in the body, like in your hands or feet, but it can also cause problems for your spine. The condition is linked to psoriasis, in that about 1 in 3 people with psoriasis will develop the condition. Below, we take a closer […]

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3 Ways To Avoid Getting Fooled By Back Pain

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 1, 2019

Happy April Fool’s Day! Hopefully you haven’t been fooled by your family or coworkers yet today, but another aspect of your life that can keep you guessing it your back. Your spine is an intricate structure, and sometimes you can be fooled into thinking you have one spinal condition or a less serious condition when […]

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How Your Spine Is Affected By Daylight Savings Time

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 11, 2019

Daylights savings time happened over the weekend, and even though you’ve had a night of sleep since the clocks moved forward, if you’re anything like me, you probably are still working on getting up to full speed following the time change. Even though we only lose an hour of sleep, it can feel like you […]

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Preventing & Treating Thickened Spinal Ligaments

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 7, 2019

As we get older, our body is prone to developing a number of degenerative conditions, including breakdown of the ligaments in our spine. These ligaments are known as ligamentum flavum, and they are bands of tough fiber that connect two vertebrae to one another and provide your spine with much needed stability. Over the years, […]

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