May 27, 2014 - POSTED BY John

What Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

While open surgery is used for a number of spinal procedures, most patients prefer a treatment option that requires less recovery time. Fortunately, we can treat a number of spinal conditions utilizing minimally invasive surgical methods. Minimally invasive spinal surgery refers to various surgical procedures that are performed through small incisions and typically incorporate endoscopic devices or cameras. Common minimally invasive spine surgeries include: Microdiscectomy This surgery is for ...

May 27, 2014 - POSTED BY John

Exploring the Different Types of Nerve Pain

Your nervous system contains a network of specialized cells known as neurons, which are responsible for coordinating the actions of different parts of your body. The central nervous system contains your brain and your spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system includes your sensory neurons, ganglia, and the nerves that connect your peripheral nerves to your central nerves. Unfortunately, the aging process, medical conditions, and injury can all lead to nerve pain. While your neurosurgeon c ...

May 27, 2014 - POSTED BY John

3 Tips on How to Help Prevent Strokes

A stroke occurs when the oxygenated blood supply to your brain is interrupted by low blood flow, occlusion, or a hemorrhage. The two main types of strokes include ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes occur when an embolic or thrombotic blood clot blocks the blood vessels, while hemorrhagic strokes occur as the result of bleeding into or around the brain. While some individuals may be genetically predisposed to strokes, there are several steps you can take to reduce your risk for experienci ...

May 27, 2014 - POSTED BY John

Examining the Symptoms of Spine Disease

Spinal disease refers to a number of conditions affecting the spinal column, spinal cord, or the spinal nerves. Though an experienced neurosurgeon or spine surgery specialist can help you determine whether or not you are suffering from spine disease, it is important to educate yourself on the different types of spinal disease and their associated symptoms. Spinal Stenosis Spinal Stenosis is a disease characterized by a narrowing of the spinal column, which puts pressure on the spinal cord or t ...

May 27, 2014 - POSTED BY John

Simple, Everyday Tips to Help Prevent Back Pain

One of the most common ailments that accounts for a majority of sick days in America is lower back pain. However, this condition can be prevented with good habits. Back pain is typically caused by the ongoing stress of daily activities, so it is important to keep yourself fit and healthy. Here are some basic steps that you can take to live free of pain day in and day out: Get Plenty of Exercise The spine is supported by a network of muscles, and strengthening these muscles will relieve stress ...

May 27, 2014 - POSTED BY John

What Is Trigeminal Neuralgia?

The nervous system contains nerves throughout the body that send and receive electrical signals from the brain. Without this feature of human anatomy, movement, sensation, and involuntary bodily functions would not be possible. However, when the nervous system overacts, it can cause extreme pain in certain areas of the body. In those who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, the trigeminal nerve is affected due to compression at the brainstem. Understanding the Trigeminal Nerve In order to fully u ...

May 27, 2014 - POSTED BY John

3 Questions to Ask Your Neurosurgeon Before Your Operation

Surgery is not typically the first choice in neurological treatments, but it may be necessary when other therapies have not been successful. With modern medical technologies and advancing surgical methods, neurosurgery is often a beneficial solution for a variety of conditions. However, it is important to choose a good neurosurgeon. Here are a few questions to help you choose the right surgeon and understand what your operation will accomplish: What pre-surgical preparations will I need to make ...

May 20, 2014 - POSTED BY Mitch

Signs That You Are Suffering from Ulnar Neuropathy and Should See a Neurosurgeon

Most people have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but are less familiar with another, similar condition called cubital tunnel syndrome, or ulnar neuropathy. Ulnar neuropathy can cause pain and numbness and is most often triggered by repetitive or long-term flexing of the elbow. Neurosurgeons can treat this condition, often using outpatient surgery. Could ulnar neuropathy be causing your pain? Here are some signs to look out for: Numbness and Tingling If you experience numbness and tingling in y ...

May 07, 2014 - POSTED BY Web Design - NEWS

How to Know that You Should See a Neurosurgeon

A neurosurgeon is a specialty physician who receives years of advanced training in surgery of the brain, nerves, and spinal cord. From brain tumors to stroke prevention, a neurosurgeon is experienced in all kinds of neurological diseases. Although there can be many reasons to seek the support, advice, and assistance of a skilled neurosurgeon, here are some of the most common signs that you may need to see one of these specialists: Your Headaches Are Getting Progressively Worse Many patients th ...

May 01, 2014 - POSTED BY Melissa

5 Signs and Symptoms of Brain Tumors

Tumors originating in the brain or spinal cord can cause a variety of symptoms. Some tumors can develop slowly and only result in symptoms when they become large; however, aggressive tumors can cause damage to a victim’s health quickly. Ultimately, the symptoms of a brain tumor depend on the location, size, and aggressiveness of the growth. Even though the symptoms of a brain tumor can differ dramatically between patients, the most common signs and symptoms include: Headaches Headaches caused ...

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