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Can Pinched Nerves Be Permanent?
Posted on October 22, 2020 by Neuromicrospine

Pinched nerves can cause pain and numbness in the back and neck, as well as other parts of the body. If you’re suffering from a pinched nerve, you may be wondering when it will get better. And what if it doesn’t get better? Can a pinched nerve become permanent?

The answer is most of the time a pinched nerve will get better with rest and over-the-counter medications. It can, however, become a chronic condition, so you should see a doctor if you don’t see improvement within a few days.

How does a nerve get pinched?

We have nerves all over our body to...

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Is Cracking Your Back Safe?
Posted on September 17, 2020 by Neuromicrospine

There’s no better feeling than stretching your stiff muscles after a long, stressful day, right? During certain stretches, you probably hear a few popping or cracking noises. This is normal and usually harmless, but if you’re purposefully stretching your back just to hear that sound, you may be doing more harm than good to your spine.

First of all, self-adjusting the joints in your body is relatively normal and can help keep your spine and other bones flexible and in alignment. When you twist or bend your joints a certain way, you’ll likely hear a pop or crack. Why? Well, the joints...

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Headaches After Spine Surgery
Posted on August 12, 2020 by Neuromicrospine

If you’re experiencing headache pain after your spinal surgery, you may suffer from a post-surgical complication called low cerebrospinal fluid leak, also known as CSF. Although this side effect is not immediately life-threatening, it is a severe complication that can cause worsening headache pain and other symptoms, such as dizziness, confusion, and more. If you’re experiencing any type of headache pain or adverse side effect after your spine surgery, it’s imperative you alert Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine of these symptoms right away.

For obvious reasons, symptoms that go...

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