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5 Signs You Should See A Spine Specialist
Posted on June 15, 2020 by Neuromicrospine

Acute back pain caused by a small injury or awkward twist of the spine can usually be treated with basic, conservative remedies like rest, ice, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory nonsteroidal drugs (NSAIDs). Nevertheless, if that injury or pain becomes problematic or persists, you may want to see a spine specialist like Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine.

The renowned spine surgeon understands surgery isn’t ideal for most patients, (even if it is highly advanced and minimally invasive) but he encourages patients to come see him if they experience any of the following signs or...

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How Long Do Facet Blocks Last?
Posted on May 20, 2020 by Neuromicrospine

Facet blocks have two unique purposes: they diagnose and treat chronic pain symptoms in the spine. Now, when we say, “treat,” we mean control or manage pain symptoms for an extended period of time. Although there is no cure-all for chronic back pain, facet blocks can provide long lasting relief. Should a facet block be successful, other treatment modalities such as radiofrequency ablation and minimally invasive spine surgery can provide partial or complete pain relief for many, many years if you’re a candidate.

At NeuroMicroSpine, the facet block is used to diagnose which...

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Herniated Disc Left Untreated
Posted on April 20, 2020 by Neuromicrospine

What is a herniated disc?

A herniated disc occurs when an intervertebral spinal disc becomes damaged from increased pressure, causing the disc’s inner, gel-like center (nucleus pulposus) to seep out and irritate surrounding nerves. Herniated discs are common in the lower part of the spine, but they can develop in the cervical (neck) and thoracic (mid-back) spine as well. This is important to note because while some herniated discs can (sometimes) be left untreated, ruptured discs in the...

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