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Sciatic nerve pain stems from an issue called sciatica, a painful condition caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. Often due to a herniated disc or bone spur, sciatic nerve pain will originate in the buttocks and travel down the back of either leg, stopping at the calf. It is also possible to feel pain…
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When you think of “diagnostic imaging,” you probably think of exams like X-rays, CT Scans, or MRIs. These advanced technologies allow doctors to take a noninvasive look at a patient’s internal structures to uncover complications and determine the next steps in treatment. Another diagnostic imaging technique neurosurgeons rely on is the myelogram, sometimes called myelography.…
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If you experience back or neck pain, mobility issues, swelling, or any physical complication, your doctor will want to employ diagnostic imaging to determine a root cause and create an informed treatment plan. Through advanced diagnostic imaging technology, your doctor can understand internal functions clearly before taking further action to resolve your pain and correct…
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If you are experiencing back pain, head pain, nerve complications, or even abnormal neurological behaviors, you may have a condition affecting the spine or the brain. It’s crucial to understand what is occurring internally to cause these symptoms so your neurosurgeon can create a thorough treatment plan. Advanced diagnostic imaging technology allows our doctors to…
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Even though minimally invasive spinal surgery can successfully resolve major complications and relieve pain, patients often find the idea of surgery daunting and intimidating. While surgical techniques have come a long way in treating spinal conditions, there are still many myths about surgery and the minimally invasive techniques surgeons can use to benefit patients. Let’s…
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Without advanced robotic technology in the operating room, surgeons must rely on imaging as they perform spinal surgeries “freehand.” Operations can last for hours, and circumstances may require larger incisions at the site. Highly trained neurosurgeons can complete freehand procedures with skilled accuracy, but there is still room for human error should they experience physical…
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The brain is one of the body’s largest organs and features many essential components. From the lobes and cerebellum to the brain stem and glands, each part of the brain works to maintain a healthy mental and physical state for a person’s overall health.  Tumor development in any area of the brain will interrupt the…
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Everyone wants a healthy, well-functioning brain. But sometimes tumors can develop, causing sickness and dysfunction within the body. Last month, we discussed the various signs and symptoms of a tumor depending on its location among the brain’s four lobes. This month, we are looking at the results of a tumor on the cerebellum and brain…
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