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What is Myelopathy?

Myelopathy is a spinal condition in which the spinal cord suffers significant compression. Pressure on the spinal cord should not be mistaken for compression on nerve roots as they exit the spinal cord or pass through spinal disc space (that is radiculopathy). Myelopathy is also different than myopathy, a condition in which the nerves within… Read More »





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 »


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