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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

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.

Neural Progenitor Cell Transplantation in Spinal Cord Injury

Michael G. Fehlings, MD, explains this research aimed to optimize neural progenitor cell transplantation in SCI and translational medicine as a driver for new spinal cord injury interventions.

How Can We Fix the US Health Care Problem?

Lali Sekhon, MD, delineates the scope of the health care problem, identifies key players, tactics used to inflate health care costs, and potential solutions.

Preventing Glucocorticoid-Induced Vertebral Fractures

Case study reviews the mechanisms behind glucocorticoid-induced vertebral fractures as well as current recommendations for prevention and treatment.

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Bracing Failure Risk Factors

Study data on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis risk factors for brace treatment failure and curve progression can assist in patient counseling and treatment decision-making.

Modified SHILLA Technique for Scoliosis Remodulates the Apex Vertebra

Study findings of a modified SHILLA procedure to treat scoliosis demonstrated that active remodulation of the apex vertebra may reduce potential for loss of correction over time.

Spine Fellowships Should Include Boot Camps and Simulations in Training

Surgical specialty training boot camps were identified as one of the best strategies to maximize opportunities in spine surgery fellowships.

Bracing Plus Exercise to Promote Bone Mineral Growth Is Key to Managing Scoliosis in Adolescents

While brace treatment has been shown to slow down curve progression in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis, physical activity—particularly in the form of weight-bearing activities—should also be prescribed to prevent bone mineral loss and promote bone mineral gain.

Race Impacts Severity of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and Likelihood of Surgery

"Hopefully, the findings of this study and other related investigations will lead to a better understanding among healthcare providers, in this case, scoliosis specialists".

MRI Equipment, Protocols, and Radiologists’ Expertise May Create Variability in Imaging Quality

An examination of the variability in quality of magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) in the diagnosis of spine disorders.

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