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Sleeping Positions After Spine Surgery
Posted on October 16, 2018 by Rachel Cohen

About This Blog:

  • Did you know certain sleeping positions can exacerbate back pain? Or that, on the contrary, there are sleeping positions that can ease the strain of an aching back?
  • March is National Sleep Awareness Month, an educational campaign that promotes the importance of sleep, and Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine is sharing suggested sleeping positions for after spine surgery as well as what positions may or may not be most beneficial for low back pain.
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Posted on October 09, 2018 by Rachel Cohen

About This Blog:

  • As a spine and neurosurgeon, Dr. Mark Giovanini knows degeneration and premature aging of the spine are common culprits for people with back pain.
  • Although there is not much that can be done about preventing a genetic spine condition, there are ways patients can reduce their risk of spinal damage caused by premature aging.
  • In this blog, Dr. Mark Giovanini explains what patients can do to prevent premature aging of the spine.

Many people don’t realize the spine is, directly and indirectly, responsible...

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Posted on October 07, 2018 by Rachel Cohen

About This Blog:

  • A new study published in the medical journal Spine analyzed the link between perioperative (pre-, intra-, and postoperative stages) vitamin D levels and non-union rates after spinal fusion.
  • The study found patients with vitamin D deficiencies had an increased risk of spinal fusion non-unions compared to those with adequate vitamin D levels.
  •  Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine explains findings from this study and discusses the importance of vitamin D for bone health.

A study from Spine...

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