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What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

The spine is a very intricate and complicated part of the human body that plays an integral role in good health and daily function. Between the interlocking bones of the spine called vertebrae, are discs. Discs serve the vertebrae much like the soles of sneakers do, to absorb shock from impact.  When the discs become… Read More »


What is CyberKnife Radiosurgery?

CyberKnife Radiosurgery is a highly-advanced, non-invasive alternative to traditional surgery. While this surgery contains the word “knife,” there are actually no scalpels associated with this procedure! Instead, it uses computer-controlled robotics to deliver high doses of radiation to both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. It can treat tumors in various areas throughout the body. Best of… Read More »


Subdural Hematoma: An Overview

A subdural hematoma is a blood clot that forms near the brain under the dura, which is the protective covering of the brain. Hematomas generally have to be removed as they can compress brain tissue and cause life-threatening complications. Keep reading to learn more about signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of subdural hematomas. Causes A… Read More »


What is Cervical Myelopathy?

Cervical myelopathy is a condition of the neck-portion of the spine where the spinal chord tissue has been damaged. This condition interferes with normal nerve function and can create a multitude of health issues. Nerve damage can often be irreversible, so it is important that patients see a neurological surgeon as soon as any symptoms… Read More »


CyberKnife® Treatment for Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic Neuroma, also called vestibular schwannoma is a slow growing benign (non-cancerous) tumor that forms in the inner ear at the vestibular cochlear nerve. This nerve connects the ear to the brain, which allows us to hear and convert sounds into messages that the brain can absorb. These types of brain tumors can put pressure… Read More »


Cyberknife Treatment for Brain Tumors

Early detection is critical in the success of treating brain tumors. Some people do not seek medical attention because they are terrified to undergo brain surgery or other brain tumor treatments. It is time to see your doctor if you are having a sudden onset of extreme headaches, vision problems, a drastic change in personality,… Read More »


The Benefits of Radiosurgery

Each year, millions of patients are diagnosed with metastatic spinal tumors. These tumors cause considerable pain, debilitation of the spinal column, instability, and neurological deficits, according to the National Institutes of Health. Over the last few years, radiosurgery has gained considerable notice among patients. Radiosurgery is a non-invasive procedure, which is considered an effective alternative… Read More »


Sciatica: Triggers and Treatments

Sciatica is a condition that causes patients to experience pain within the sciatic nerves. These nerves extend from the lower back through the hips and buttock areas, and down each leg. In most cases, sciatica only impacts one side of the body. Triggers Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched. “Pinching” occurs due to… Read More »


What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

The Sacroiliac (SI) Joints connect the base of the spine (the “sacrum”) to the ilium of the pelvis or hip bone. When there is abnormal motion or inflammation of these joints, severe pain can result. The condition is known as “Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction.” There are several different names for this condition, including SI Joint… Read More »


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