Why You Should Choose a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon for Spine Surgery

Why You Should Choose a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon for Spine Surgery

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Many doctors claim to be “spine specialists” or “spine surgeons”, but no one is more qualified to perform spinal surgery than a board-certified neurosurgeon. If you have been recommended to undergo spinal surgery by an orthopedist or a non-board certified neurosurgeon, you should seriously consider getting another opinion with a board-certified neurosurgeon. How Board-Certified Neurosurgeons […]

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Treating Hydrocephalus in Adults

Treating Hydrocephalus in Adults

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Hydrocephalus is a condition that primarily impacts infants and adults over the age of 60. The term “hydrocephalus” is derived from two Greek words: “hydro” meaning water and “cephalus” meaning head. The condition is often referred to as “water on the brain”, but hydrocephalus is actually caused by a buildup of excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). […]

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When to Consult a Neurosurgeon for Your Neck Pain

When to Consult a Neurosurgeon for Your Neck Pain

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If you’re experiencing chronic or severe neck pain, it’s not always clear when it makes sense to consult with a neurosurgeon. Neck pain can be caused by a wide range of different conditions that all require different levels of care, including degenerative disc disease, arthritis, spinal stenosis, cervical radiculopathy, or cervical spondylosis, among many other […]

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When to Seek a Second Opinion Before Spinal Surgery

When to Seek a Second Opinion Before Spinal Surgery

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While it’s great to have a doctor that you trust, second opinions are never a bad idea. But, they are especially valuable in certain situations, and there are a few signs that a second opinion should be sought out immediately. 3 Signs You Should Get a Second Opinion on Spinal Surgery First, if you’re uncomfortable […]

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Lumbar Disc Herniation: Understanding the Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery Time

Lumbar Disc Herniation: Understanding the Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery Time

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A lumbar disc herniation occurs when the protective casing enclosing the disc tears and the gelatinous substances of the disc spill out into the spinal canal. Herniated lumbar discs occur in the lower back, as opposed to cervical disc herniations, which occur in the neck. The discs of the spine act as shock absorbers in […]

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