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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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How Soon Can I Be Back in the Gym After Spine Surgery?
Posted on July 21, 2020 by Neuromicrospine

If working out was part of your life before spine surgery, you’re probably anxious to get back to the gym. How soon can you do it? That depends on several factors:

  • What type of surgery you had
  • Your individual rate of healing
  • Your doctor’s evaluation and advice

Overall, the important thing to keep in mind is to take it slow, listen to your doctor, and listen to your body.

Some spine surgeries have shorter healing timeframes than others. Here are some rough ...

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