When choosing a doctor to perform your spine surgery, you have a choice between a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic surgeon. The emerging field of spine surgery incorporates aspects of both specialties. Before choosing which type of doctor should perform your surgery, it is important to understand the differences between them. What Do Neurosurgeons Do? WhenRead More
Archives for November 2018
Symptoms of a Stroke You Shouldn’t Ignore
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting nearly 800,000 people each year. When blood flow to the brain is interrupted, a stroke can occur. If oxygen-rich blood doesn’t reach the brain, then brain cells will die and permanent brain damage can set in. Depending on the severity of theRead More
Complete Guide to Disc Replacement Surgery
When discs in the neck or back are damaged, it can cause pain and impaired movement. These discs are located throughout the spinal column between each set of two vertebrae, and each disc provides flexibility and a protective cushion. There is a certain amount of natural disc degeneration that often occurs over time. When discsRead More
Are There Any Early Warning Signs of Brain Tumors?
Just as brain tumors come in all shapes and sizes, so do sign and symptoms of brain tumors. It is possible to have one, many, or no signs at all. Symptoms and signs of a brain tumor can be either general, or specific to the location of the tumor. A general symptom is caused byRead More