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Posted on September 23, 2018 by Rachel Cohen

Radiofrequency neurotomy, also commonly referred to as radiofrequency ablation, is a procedure that reduces facet and/or sacroiliac joint pain. This procedure may be performed following a nerve or facet joint block. To refresh your memory, facet joint blocks are injections that determine whether or not a facet joint in the patient’s spine is causing pain. We wrote about this procedure in our blog “What Are Facet Joint Blocks?”

Many physicians, like Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine, administer...

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Posted on September 22, 2018 by Rachel Cohen

Spine and Becker’s Spine Review recently touched on whether or not the microscope in minimally invasive surgery makes a difference. The two publications provided data concluding that the use of a microscope (slightly) increased the average operating room time and had comparable infection rates to those not using a microscope. Results can be seen below.

*Results from Spine Journal study:

23,670 elective spine procedures identified.
2226 (9.4%) used...

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Posted on September 17, 2018 by Rachel Cohen

One thing that sets Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine apart from other spine surgeons is his personal and transparent approach to spine care. The neurosurgeon strives to deliver honest, unbiased information based solely on the patient’s healthcare needs.

Therefore, when patients complain of back pain and are not necessarily candidates for minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Giovanini may recommend other forms of treatment. Wellness medicine has always been a big part of the doctor’s practice, because he believes in providing a variety of spine care solutions available to the...

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