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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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Neck Pain? Posterior Cervical Microdecompression May Be The Answer!
Posted on August 14, 2017 by Rachel Cohen

There are several ways patients can treat their chronic neck pain. The first, and most common, is through conservative therapies, such as rest, ice, over-the-counter pain relievers, and physical therapy. However, as we have mentioned in the past, there is only so much conservative therapy can do to alleviate neck pain. In fact, it’s imperative patients seek medical care if their pain is interfering with their quality of life. These signs and symptoms could indicate a serious health problem, like a disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or a pinched nerve.  

That’s where Dr. Mark...

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Are You a Candidate for Lumbar Interbody Fusion?
Posted on July 25, 2017 by Rachel Cohen

One of the questions Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine gets asked most is whether or not someone is a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery. More often than not, if a patient is suffering from chronic, debilitating pain related to a spine condition, they are usually considered a candidate for spine surgery. Still, there is a lot more that goes into determining surgical candidacy than pain levels. For example, if a patient’s vertebrae show serious signs of damage or degeneration in the lumbar spine, Dr. Giovanini may recommend a specific procedure to correct the problem, such...

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