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Posted on November 28, 2017 by Rachel Cohen

Patients often ask about the future of robotics in spinal surgery and its place at NeuroMicroSpine. As a leading neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery, Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine has always embraced robotic surgery because of its potential to complete surgeries in a faster, safer, and more efficient manner compared to more traditional methods.

With that, it’s fantastic to see that studies have discovered the same to be true – that “a form of robotic-guided spine surgery results in a five-fold reduction in surgical complications and a seven-fold...

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How Is Back Pain Diagnosed?
Posted on October 31, 2017 by Rachel Cohen

When chronic back pain patients visit Dr. Mark Giovanini at NeuroMicroSpine, they often ask how their condition will be effectively evaluated and diagnosed. There is no singular way of diagnosing chronic back pain because this type of pain can derive from many causes, including a degenerative disease, injury, overuse, old age, and much more. Having said that, the team at NeuroMicroSpine wants every patient to come into their appointment prepared so there’s little confusion about what’s taking place.

So, here’s what you can expect during your appointment with Dr. Giovanini: in order...

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Surgical Option for Cervical Stenosis
Posted on September 29, 2017 by Rachel Cohen

Cervical stenosis is a condition that results in the narrowing of the cervical spinal canal (neck). As a result, patients often experience pain, tingling, and numbness in the neck, shoulders, and arms. Patients who suffer from cervical stenosis may try conservative treatment options first to minimize their pain and discomfort before considering minimally invasive procedures, like steroid injections and radiofrequency ablation. While these treatments may provide some pain relief in the beginning, over time, patients with moderate to severe cases of cervical stenosis will require some type...

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