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What is a CT scan and how can I prepare for one?
Posted on February 14, 2019 by Neuromicrospine

If your doctor says you’re going to need a CT scan, what does that mean? All types of doctors use CT (short for computerized tomography) scans, usually to diagnose patients and to evaluate how well treatment has worked.

The doctors at NeuroMicroSpine sometimes order CT scans to better understand what’s causing problems in your spine.

A CT scan can provide much more information than a traditional X-ray. The CT machine essentially takes X-rays from many different angles. The information is then processed by computer to show cross-sectional images of not just your bones but also...

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FAQs on Recovery from Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery
Posted on January 15, 2019 by Neuromicrospine

Medications and physical therapy may not be enough to relieve your back pain. If nerve compression or another spinal disc disorder is diagnosed as the back pain cause, you may be a candidate for MISS (minimally-invasive spine surgery). Unlike traditional spinal surgeries, MISS involves a far smaller incision (or no incision), which can enable a variety of spinal surgeries to be performed in an outpatient setting. At NeuroMicroSpine, Dr. Mark Giovanini – plus other physicians at our Florida sites – are trained specialists in neurosurgery.

The following are some Frequently...

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What is Leaky Disc Syndrome?
Posted on December 12, 2018 by Neuromicrospine

The discs in the spinal column can lead to disabling back pain in fomerly-active people. An age older than 60 is especially linked to disc degeneration, but accidents and repetitive stress injuries in younger adults are also common causes. As the cushioning function of the vertebral discs is eroded due arthritis or other reason, you can experience increasing levels of pain in your back. The term – “Leaky Disc Syndrome” – was coined to describe a particular feature of disc degeneration (referred to as annulus fibrosus tears).

The specialized physicians at ...

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