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Kristin Della Volpe
Medical Writer
Madison, NJ

About Kristin Della Volpe

Kristin Della Volpe, LMT, is a medical writer with more than 15 years of experience in medical journalism, continuing medical education, and project management. She has written for peer-reviewed journals and newspapers specializing in a variety of fields, including diabetes, gastroenterology, hospital pharmacy, neurology, oncology, pain management, primary care, and psychiatry. The best part of her job is interviewing leading medical experts about cutting-edge clinical studies.

She holds a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from The College of New Jersey.

Kristin is also a licensed massage therapist who is certified in prenatal massage and has worked in both the chiropractic and massage clinic setting. While earning her degree at the Swedish Institute–College of Health Sciences in New York, NY, she enhanced her knowledge of neurology, pathology, and anatomy, allowing for a greater understanding of chronic disease states. She lives in Madison, NJ, with her husband and two children.

Articles Written by Kristin Della Volpe

Sciatica Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Sciatica is pain that radiates from the lower back along the sciatic nerve. You can probably relieve sciatica without surgery, but surgery can be effective too. Learn your options here.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Testing and Diagnosis

Getting an early spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis can mean more effective treatment. Here’s how SMA is diagnosed and how you can get a diagnosis for your baby.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Types and Symptoms

It’s so important to recognize the signs of spinal muscular atrophy, a serious condition that affects babies and young children. The earlier you start treatment, the more successful it can be, and it all starts with knowing what to look for.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Treatment

New treatments for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), such as risdiplam, offer hope for many people with this disease. They may be able to prevent the disease from developing or progressing.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: What You Need to Know

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an inherited disease that causes weakness and wasting (break down) in muscles that control movement and breathing. Learn the causes, symptoms, and new treatments for SMA.

MRI-Based Tool Assesses Bone Quality Prior to Spine Surgery

Bone quality is a predictor of spine surgery outcomes, but few surgeons use DEXA scans to assess bone quality before operating. This MRI-based tool may make detecting osteoporosis and osteopenia easier.

Heads Up! Docs Perform First Augmented Reality-Guided Spinal Fusion

Surgeons used augmented reality, which one likened to the heads-up display of a fighter pilot, for the first time in the operating room to perform a spinal fusion. The groundbreaking surgery took place at The Johns Hopkins Hospital on June 8, 2020.

9 Spine Technology and News Highlights August 2018

SpineUniverse highlights a blend of 9 news briefs covering spine industry corporate news, clinical research, 3D-printing advances and devices, and technical updates from August 2018.

Chronic Opioid Use Before Spine Surgery Linked to Longer Opioid Use After Surgery

Chronic opioid use before a laminectomy is linked to longer opioid use and longer hospital stays after a laminectomy. But do the data tell the whole story?

Telemedicine for Spine Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Telemedicine use among spine specialists is rapidly rising due to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how one large practice is implementing telemedicine and get tips on how to do it for your practice.

Implant-Related Management of Surgical Site Infections After Spine Surgery

Clinical pearls from the author’s review of postoperative surgical site infections; infection rate variability, readmission cost, implant loosening and aseptic revision spine surgery.

Achieving Cognitive Dominance in Spine Surgery

Neurosurgeon Mark McLaughlin, MD, spoke with SpineUniverse about how 28 years of experience led to his book detailing strategies to master fear, stress, anxiety, and dominate burnout.

How Can We Fix the Healthcare System in America?

Neurosurgeon discusses US healthcare and offers 4 steps patients can take to help lower their health care costs.

Black Patients at High Risk of Poor Outcomes From Lumbar Spinal Fusion

It’s hoped this study raises awareness in the spine community about disparities in care and starts a conversation that includes implicit bias training to identify and combat disparities.

Best Practice Guidelines for Chiropractic Care of Neck Pain and Whiplash Disorders

Recommendations for neck pain and whiplash disorders help close knowledge gaps on modalities lacking scientific. Peer commentary addresses chiropractic management of myelopathy from cervical stenosis and radiculopathy.

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