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Back Pain in Your Sixties

Back pain affects adults of all ages. Clinical practice and mountains of research have given us a bird’s-eye view of the various reasons people may suffer ongoing back or neck pain. Not only do we better understand the underlying causes for pain, but we can also discern what risks are more prominent at what time… Read More »


Improving Surgical Safety with Intraoperative Monitoring

Spinal procedures are considered major surgery. Specialists like Dr. Lipani use the most conservative surgical techniques as often as possible, and the benefits of a spinal procedure typically outweigh the risks. Regardless, a spinal surgeon is interested in relieving patients’ pain with the lowest amount of risk possible. Where applicable, then, Dr. Lipani performs surgery… Read More »



Sneaky Reasons for Neck and Back Pain Revealed

It is estimated that 42% of Americans work remotely, and that was pre-COVID. In the past year, millions of people switched from working in an office to working in one or more rooms of their home. The kitchen table has become a common workspace, which means that ergonomics may have gone out the window. Working… Read More »


Realistic Expectations for Herniated Disc Repair

When a patient comes to our office to discuss low back pain, one of their greatest concerns is what will happen if they need surgery. Despite significant advances in surgical techniques, many people still assume that back surgery is open, invasive, painful, and complicated in terms of recovery. One of our primary roles in discussing… Read More »


This Could Be Why Your Back Hurts

Many people complain of back or neck pain regularly. This should not be the beginning and end of the issue. Spinal pain does not typically go away on its own. If your discomfort has lasted more than a few weeks, you may want to consult with a spine specialist. The sooner you do this, the… Read More »


Back & Neck Pain

Your Back or Neck Pain Deserves Special Care

Back and neck pain accounts for the majority of missed days of work. While there could be several reasons to explain the occurrence of chronic or recurrent pain, most people tend to chalk this problem up to age. We can understand why. Instances of back and neck pain do increase as we get older. This… Read More »


What You Want to Know About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Often, people who are struggling with chronic or recurring back or neck pain do not schedule a consultation with a spinal surgeon. The reason why is that they assume a surgeon will want to perform surgery. We understand why this misconception exists and continue to change it one patient at a time. If you have… Read More »


Sciatica: When Is Surgery Necessary?

Many thousands of people experience sciatica pain each year. Many of them seek medical treatment due to persistent, worsening, or recurrent pain. The term sciatica describes compression of the sciatic nerve. When this large nerve, which travels down the buttocks and backs of the legs, is compressed, symptoms may range from mildly frustrating to debilitating.… Read More »


When a Pinched Nerve is a Pain in the Neck

We often hear the term “pain in the neck” to describe a variety of frustrations. To say that neck pain is a pain in the neck is both playful and a start reality. When persistent aching or tension is experienced, it may be difficult to do certain activities. When a pinched nerve in the neck… Read More »


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