What to do if You’re Afraid of Painkillers After Spine Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery, Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 27, 2022

Regardless of whether you have a history of opioid abuse or you’re just worried that you may end up addicted to them following your operation, it’s not uncommon to want to avoid or limit your painkiller intake following a spine surgery. Opioids can be extremely addictive, and every year thousands of surgery patients end up […]

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5 Tips For Recovering After Spinal Stabilization Surgery

Category: Spine Surgery, Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 22, 2021

Years of wear and tear or an acute injury to the spine can lead to degeneration and shifting of the spinal column. As discs or vertebrae shift, they can no longer provide as much support as they could previously. In essence, your spine starts to act like a Jenga tower as a game progresses. Certain […]

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5 Things Every Patient Needs After Spine Surgery

Category: Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: October 15, 2020

Spine surgery is a very individualized experience for the patient and surgeon, and while some aspects of your recovery will be unique, there are a number of standard protocols that everyone will have to follow after a spinal procedure. In today’s blog, we take a look at five things every patient will need to do […]

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A Patient’s Role During The Spine Surgery Process

Category: Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 10, 2020

If relief from back pain cannot be found through conservative measures, your specialist may recommend spine surgery. Surgery typically does a great job at reducing symptoms or eliminating pain, but it doesn’t just happen by chance. Yes, you want a skillful and experienced surgeon performing the operation, but the patient also plays a significant role […]

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How To Make Your Hospital Stay Easier After Spine Surgery

Category: Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 28, 2019

Spine surgery, even in its minimally invasive form, takes a significant toll on your body and will result in some time in a recovery ward. Some patients may be discharged on the same day, while others will spend a number of days recovering before they are allowed to leave. No matter whether you’re being discharged […]

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5 Tips for Bending & Twisting After Spine Surgery

Category: Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 4, 2019

We don’t realize just how often we twist, turn, and torque our spines until we’ve been told that we need to be careful with our movements. The days and weeks following spine surgery are times when you need to be especially cognizant of how you’re moving your spine because it’s in a weakened state following […]

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5 Must Haves In The Spine Surgery Recovery Center

Category: Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: January 8, 2019

If you are undergoing spine surgery, you are going to want to pack some essentials to help get your recovery off on the right foot once you’ve been sent to a recovery ward. Some spine surgeries allow you to be discharged on the same day, while others require a day or two in a post-op […]

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4 Things You Might Not Know About Spine Surgery Recovery

Category: Surgery Recovery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: September 27, 2018

Even with minimally invasive techniques, there’s no guarantee that your recovery after spine surgery is going to be simple and straightforward. That doesn’t mean you’re at a high risk for complications, it just means there may be more that goes into your recovery than you initially expect. Below, we share four things that you may […]

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