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Headaches After Spine Surgery

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?

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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5 Signs You Should See A Spine Specialist

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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