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The Aging Spine Feb 20th, 2020

The Aging Spine Quite a few patients ask me why they are having back pain and neck problems.  The bulk of the time patients come in, they are suffering from a form of arthritis.  Arthritis is a general term, referring to the breakdown of a joint.  This applies to any...

Self Advocacy: How to Fight for Your Right Oct 30th, 2019

The current climate of insurance is a confusing plethora or terms and conditions, of difficulties and challenges.  This post will touch on some basic tools and concepts that might help you and your family understand and navigate the field. Regardless of how you are covered, insurances' basic concept is you...

Dietary Considerations for a Healthy Spine Mar 5th, 2019

      In this brief post, I am going to discuss theDifferent considerations for a healthy diet and eight in the recovery for patients for spine problems. We will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of dieting versus lifestyle changes. First off, there are three main considerations to achieve...

How to Better Support a Loved One Who is Getting Spinal Surgery Oct 15th, 2018

The prospect of having spinal surgery can be a distressing. Surgery can be complicated. Beyond physical and emotional preparation, there’s the physical and emotional response to the surgery itself, whether it be minimally invasive discectomy or more complex procedures.. Spinal surgery can be difficult not only for the patients but...

What You Need to Know about Degenerative Disc Disease Oct 15th, 2018

By: Young Sang LeeDegenerative disc disease describes the changes that occur within an individual’s spinal discs with aging. Spinal discs act as cushions for the spine, allowing it to twist, bend and move without compromising the nearby critical nervous structures. As a person ages, the spinal discs (most often in...

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (“NPH”) Sep 19th, 2018

NPH is a disorder that involved the impaired reabsorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The problem starts slowly and can involve problems with memory, walking, and ability to control urination. These three key components are not always all present in every patient. The diagnosis of NPH is made first by identifying...

What is Meningioma? Aug 14th, 2018

Meningiomas are mostly benign tumors that are seen in nearly every part of the nervous system. The tumors originate from stem cells, called arachnoid cap cells. Though generally benign. meningiomas can enlarge, be aggressive, and even invade the surrounding tissues.Most patients harbor meningiomas that are found incidentally by their doctors....

A Brief Overview of Astrocytomas/Gliomas Jul 17th, 2018

By: Young Sang LeeAn astrocytoma is a highly-vascular brain tumor that forms from transformation of the glial cells – support cells that protect neurons in your nervous system – and is indicated by vomiting, seizures, headaches and nausea. These tumors categorized by the type of cell, grade and location, and...

Things You Should Know About Neurosurgery Jun 12th, 2018

Neurological diseases are complex and often devastating physical disorders. However, thanks to modern neurosurgery, individuals affected by such illnesses can be helped. Patients with congenital CNS disorders, epilepsy, or brain trauma have a chance at a normal life through neurosurgical procedures.

5 Common Symptoms of Spinal Disorders May 22nd, 2018

Spinal issues and disorders are painful and, oftentimes, debilitating. Luckily, most of these issues can be treated with the help of a licensed health professional. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s important to schedule an appointment with your spinal care provider as soon as possible.One of...