Using AI To Decrease Spinal Fracture Risk After Cancer Diagnosis

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 16, 2022

Technological advances are making it easier for medical experts to make significant advances in the field of patient care, and new artificial intelligence tools may soon be able to help doctors predict spinal fracture risk in patients battling cancer. The advancement is important as more than 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year, […]

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How Epidural Injections Can Help Treat Sciatic Nerve Pain

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 12, 2022

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body, beginning in your lower back and traversing down each leg. Because of its size and length, it’s not unusual for it to become compressed or damaged as a result of a shifted spinal disc or another problem like a bone spur. When this nerve is […]

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The Importance of Finding a Patient-First Spine Specialist

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: May 2, 2022

If you’ve ever needed to visit a specialist for a health condition, you know the process can be a bit unnerving simply because you may not have much experience finding someone who is a good fit for your situation. You may look at online reviews or crowdsource information from family or friends, but how can […]

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How to Reduce the Risk of Needing Another Spine Surgery

Category: Spine, Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 21, 2022

Nobody wants to undergo a spinal procedure if it can be avoided, especially if you’ve already undergone an operation. And while you can’t always prevent a secondary or revision procedure, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of needing another operation in the future. In today’s blog, we share some tips […]

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What Is a Chance Fracture of The Spine?

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 18, 2022

A chance fracture, also sometimes referred to as a seatbelt fracture, is a type of fracture that occurs in the spine. The injury gets its name from G. Q. Chance, who first described it in 1948. This type of spinal fracture occurs when the spine flexes and then extends with too much force. Prior to […]

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Understanding How Menopause Can Lead To Sciatic Nerve Pain

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 11, 2022

Menopause is uncomfortable enough as it is without adding back pain to the equation, but for many women the two conditions are somewhat intertwined. A recent study took a closer look at the connection between menopause and back pain, and while they found that the two conditions can be related, the study also provided us […]

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Protect Your Spine By Avoiding This Maneuver While Sleeping

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 4, 2022

Everyone gets comfortable in their own way when trying to fall asleep, but new research suggests that patients should avoid crossing their legs as they work to fall asleep, as this can cause spinal misalignment issues over time. According to Dr. Nilong Vyas, a sleep physician and medical review expert at the Sleep Foundation, putting […]

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The Reliability of Spinal Implants – The Jack Eichel Case

Category: Spine | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: March 24, 2022

Jack Eichel was once viewed as the potential face of the National Hockey League after being selected by the Buffalo Sabres with the second pick in the 2015 NHL draft, and while the 25-year-old has shown flashes of brilliance and has plenty of good years ahead of him, injuries have prevented him from reaching his […]

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