Back Pain Red Flags: Loss of Consciousness

Loss of Consciousness is a red flag symptom that is usually indicative of a more serious back injury. Depending on the severity, you may have trouble walking or standing, or be completely unable to do so. A loss of consciousness can also be accompanied by other issues such as numbness in your extremities. If you […]

Back Pain Red Flags: Pain that Radiates to your Chest or Abdomen

Chest pain can be serious, but back pain can also radiate to your abdomen and chest in front. If you’re experiencing severe pain that radiates to your chest or abdomen, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately. It is possible that the muscles in your back are spasming, or that you have a pinched nerve. […]

Back Pain Red Flags: Severe Pain After a Fall or Accident

If you’ve experienced a fall or other trauma to your back, it’s important to take care of the injury so that it doesn’t worsen. Back pain can be caused by everyday activities like sitting at your desk for an extended period of time, so it’s important to know if your symptoms are something separate from […]

Back Pain Red Flags: Inability to Walk or Stand

Inability to walk or stand is a very common symptom of a back injury. In cases of severe pain, you may find it difficult to move without assistance. If you have trouble walking or standing, that’s usually a good indication that you should go to the hospital to seek professional treatment to rule out a […]

Back Pain Red Flags: Loss of Sensation or Numbness

There are many different types of injuries that require medical attention, and one of the most common is a back injury. If you’ve had an accident or experienced any pain in your lower back, you may be wondering if it’s worth going to the hospital for treatment. Throughout the month of September we will explore […]

Minimally invasive spine surgery…

Minimally invasive spine surgery is a procedure that involves using small incisions and specialized surgical instruments to treat spinal conditions. Patients typically recover quicker than with traditional open back surgeries, with an average hospital stay of one or two days. This type of surgery has been growing in popularity for the past few years as […]


Stress can manifest in a variety of ways. Sometimes it feels like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders and other times it’s more subtle, such as feeling chronically tired or anxious. It may be hard to believe that stress could have an impact on your back and neck pain but research […]

Do you have back or neck pain?

Do you have back or neck pain? Dr. Capicotto is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders and injuries. For over 25 years the office of William Capicotto has helped patients get their lives back on track. You deserve to live your life without pain! Our spinal specialists can help you […]

Are you getting enough sleep?

Back pain is a common and persistent problem, which can have an impact on your quality of life. The frequency and severity of back pain varies from person to person, but the good news is that there are many things you can do to help manage it. One way you can help relieve some of […]

Smoking is a serious health risk!

Smoking is a serious health risk that affects more than just your lungs. Smoking not only slows the body’s natural healing process and increases infection potential, but it also can lead to chronic pain. Studies have found that smokers are at an increased risk for osteoporosis, lumbar disc disease and decreased bone repair abilities – […]