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Vitamin D Deficiency May Increase Spinal Fusion Non-Union
Posted on March 25, 2021 by Neuromicrospine

A study from Spine may have found a strong correlation between perioperative vitamin D levels and successful unions after spinal fusion surgery. The study involved 133 patients, 49% had their cervical spine fused, 47% had their lumbar spine fused, and 4% had their thoracic spine fused. According to the report, 31% of patients had a vitamin D deficiency. The results from the study uncovered the following:

  • After 12 months, 20% of patients with adequate vitamin D levels reported non-unions compared to 38% of patients with a vitamin D deficiency.
  • Vitamin D...
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Speed Up Spinal Surgery Recovery
Posted on February 17, 2021 by Neuromicrospine

Surgery, regardless of what kind, is not easy or kind to the human body. For most people, it can take anywhere from several weeks to a few months before they fully recover from their surgical procedure. Having said that, wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a way to speed up the post-operative recovery process? Fortunately, there are many different things patients can do to boost their recovery after surgery. And the best part? These relatively simple lifestyle changes can also improve your overall health and well-being.

This advice will vary for patients depending on...

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Dos and Don'ts After Spine Surgery
Posted on January 27, 2021 by Neuromicrospine

Patients who prepare for their post-surgical rehabilitation, or at the very least, embrace the changes needed for optimal healing, will lessen their post-procedural pain and enhance their function. While Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine will go over aftercare instructions with you before your procedure, we thought it would be best to mention a few quick tips. If you have questions or concerns regarding your post-procedural care, be sure to address them with Dr. Giovanini ahead of time. He understands surgery can be an overwhelming experience, which is why he's made it his...

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