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September 23, 2014

We are pleased to announce the new NeuroMicroSpine website design and development. We hope you enjoy our new look as much as we do!

  • September 02, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • Maintaining a well-balanced diet by eating foods that are jam-packed with essential vitamins and other nutrients is crucial if you want to live a long and healthy life.
    • Although eating right...
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  • August 26, 2015

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  • August 20, 2015

    Produced by: Films About Me

    “You know you really...

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  • August 19, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • According to a team of scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, men and women are born with different spinal columns.
    • Although most physicians know men and women have different spines,...
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  • August 12, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • For the most part, it’s common knowledge smoking can lead to cancer, atherosclerosis, heart disease, and other life-threatening health...
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  • August 05, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • According to OrthoSpineNews, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)...
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  • July 29, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • Spine surgery is a big decision that could pay off handsomely in regards to relieving your chronic back pain.
    • With an increase in spine surgeries among Americans, it’s imperative patients...
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  • July 22, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • Although Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine performs “minimally invasive” spine surgeries, that doesn’t mean post-procedural rehabilitation isn’t necessary or beneficial.
    • Physical therapy...
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  • July 15, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • You may be nervous about your impending spine surgery, but there are ways you can prepare for the event and calm those nerves.
    • Dr. Mark Giovanini always explains to patients what...
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  • July 08, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • Although aging is typically the most common cause of low back pain, there are other circumstances that could increase a patient’s...
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  • July 01, 2015

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  • June 24, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine is expertly trained in minimally invasive spine surgery, with a number of other core accomplishments under his belt.
    • Bringing the latest, highly...
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  • June 17, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that causes inflammation to the spinal joints, which could lead to severe pain.
    • In addition to chronic pain, this inflammatory disease may cause...
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  • June 10, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • At some point in your life, you’re likely to experience some kind of back pain caused by an injury, condition or developing disorder.
    • In fact, experts from the ...
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  • June 03, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • Although acute back pain and soreness is a nuisance, most cases resolve themselves within a few days or weeks.
    • However, there are instances where back pain will persist for...
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  • May 27, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • According to a study published in Medscape Medical News, 12-month outcomes after spine surgery are more reliable than 3-month...
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  • May 20, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • Although eating nutritious foods and exercising is essential for optimal health and wellness, so is taking care of your spine!
    • According the American Chiropractic Association, approximately...
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  • May 13, 2015

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  • May 06, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • When the annulus fibrosus (the tough, circular exterior) of an intervertebral disc tears, discomfort and other symptoms may develop.
    • There are a number of factors that may contribute to an...
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  • April 29, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • Spinal fractures can develop from a degenerative disease, injury or trauma, and they may cause some discomfort.
    • Compression fractures may pinch and damage spinal nerves or the spinal cord....
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  • April 22, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • The spine carries the body’s weight and distributes it during certain activities or while at rest.
    • Overweight or obese individuals have an increased risk of developing a structural...
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  • April 15, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • Spine conditions may put a heavy burden on patients, but not seeking treatment when needed can have serious, life-threatening implications.
    • There are many reasons why people may put...
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  • April 08, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • A study conducted by researchers at Loyola University Medical Center reiterate mini-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion surgery’s value for optimal recovery.
    • The study showcased the...
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  • April 01, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • There is a new, exciting endeavor on the horizon for those suffering from degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine.
    • Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine was selected for a Mesoblast...
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  • March 25, 2015

    Having presented information on sports and spine injuries many times before, Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine is without-a-doubt an expert on the topic. His presentation, Acute Cervical Injuries In Football, provides in-depth...

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  • March 18, 2015

    About This Blog:

    • Did you know certain sleeping positions can exacerbate back pain? Or that, on the contrary, there are sleep positions that can ease the strain of an aching back?
    • March is National Sleep...
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  • March 11, 2015

    Spinal stenosis is a fairly common spine condition that causes gradual narrowing of the spinal canal....

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  • March 04, 2015

    Did you know sciatica effects one to 10 percent of the U.S. population and is most common in adults between the ages of 25 to 45 years old? If you’re suffering from leg pain or have sciatic issues, don’t fret just yet, you may be a candidate for...

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  • February 25, 2015

    Last week we wrote about minimally invasive lumbar fusion surgery and mentioned there are many different ways to perform this kind of procedure. Well, for this week’s blog, we’re...

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  • February 18, 2015

    Minimally invasive spinal (MIS) lumbar fusion helps stop movement near a vertebral segment that may be...

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  • February 11, 2015

    Patients experiencing low back tenderness and pain may benefit from a sacroiliac (SI) joint evaluation from Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine! Dr. Giovanini takes a comprehensive approach to assessing a patient’s SI joint and may evaluate the...

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  • February 03, 2015

    An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a minimally invasive procedure that relieves neck pain from bone spurs, herniated discs and/or damaged discs. The anterior approach of this surgery has particular advantages like: better access...

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  • January 28, 2015

    Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine knows a thing or two about eliminating back pain. With state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and other therapies under his belt, he strives to get patients back to living their lives...

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  • January 21, 2015

    Patients tend to panic a little when the term “degeneration” is used to describe the condition of their vertebral discs. Degenerative disc disease sounds even worse, like a progressive, life-threatening disease, but we promise there’s no need to...

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  • January 14, 2015

    A posterior cervical microdecompression is a minimally invasive spine surgery that removes damaged spinal discs through the back of the neck. This procedure is usually recommended for patients experiencing neck pain, stiffness, numbness and/or...

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  • January 07, 2015

    There is an influential relationship between your state of mind and your physical condition. When you’re feeling stressed, your body releases cortisol and adrenalin. Both hormones generate the “fight or flight” response that can cause muscle...

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  • December 31, 2014

    About This Blog:

    • Over 80 percent of adults in the U.S. experience back pain at some point in their lives, making “back pain” one of the most prevalent conditions today.
    • There are many myths and misconceptions...
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  • December 23, 2014

    Radiofrequency neurotomy, also commonly referred to as radiofrequency ablation, is a procedure that reduces facet and/or sacroiliac joint pain. This procedure may be performed following a nerve or facet joint block. To refresh your memory, facet...

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  • December 17, 2014

    One thing that sets Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine apart from other spine surgeons is his personal and transparent approach to spine care. The neurosurgeon strives to deliver honest, unbiased information based solely on the patient’s...

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  • December 10, 2014

    Pain, tingling, numbness and/or feelings of weakness that travels down the low back to the back of the leg could mean a variety of things, but for most people these general symptoms occur from pain signals traveling down the sciatica nerve. It’s...

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  • December 03, 2014

    Patients complaining of neck or back pain could be suffering from a number of spinal conditions: facet joint syndrome, spinal stenosis, disc herniation—the list goes on and on. Regardless, using facet joint injections, or facet blocks, can be a...

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  • November 26, 2014

    It’s no secret the healthcare and technology industries have advanced significantly in the last few years. Now more than ever patients and surgeons are seeing less downtime, a reduction in risks and/or complications, and an overall increase in...

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  • November 19, 2014

    Legislative changes within the healthcare industry have allowed patients to take charge of their health insurance and care. With an influx of patients seeking affordable, customer-oriented healthcare options comes a potential increase in...

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  • November 12, 2014

    Having developed outpatient spine surgery centers at both the Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and the Cornerstone SurgiCare, Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine knows a thing or two about safe, cost-effective spine care....

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  • November 05, 2014

    Researchers from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in South Korea have succeeded in developing a surgical robot that can perform sensitive surgeries for areas of the brain and/or spinal cord, which are usually difficult to...

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  • October 29, 2014

    Cervical RegionCervical total disc replacement (CTDR) has been used as an alternative to fusion...

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  • October 22, 2014

    Spine and Becker’s Spine Review recently touched on whether or not the microscope in minimally invasive surgery makes a difference. The two publications provided data concluding that the use of a microscope (slightly) increased...

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  • October 15, 2014

    There are significant differences between open spine surgeries and minimally invasive spine surgeries....

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  • October 08, 2014

    When a patient is apprehensive to a much-needed spine surgery, the team at NeuroMicroSpine can usually anticipate how the conversation is going to continue. Regardless, we approach these situations with the same set of questions:

     “Do you...

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