Back Pain: When Should You Be Worried?

In many cases, back pain isn’t any cause for alarm. However, in rare cases, back pain can be a symptom of something more ominous. The question is, how can you tell the difference? Chronic Back Pain Chronic back pain is sadly very common in the US; though the good news is that a qualified neurosurgeon… Continue Reading

Life After a Stroke: Who is On Hand to Help You?

Suffering a stroke can be a dramatic, life-changing event, and it’s certain that you’ll require support and help after the event, in order to get your life back to normal as soon as possible. In addition to the emotional support of your family, there’s also a lot of medical help that you’ll require. Here’s a… Continue Reading

What are the Signs of Spinal Meningitis?

What is spinal meningitis? Well, spinal meningitis is a serious brain and spinal cord disease that occurs when the membranes, tissues, and fluids surrounding your brain and spinal cord become infected. It is important to note that spinal meningitis can quickly become life-threatening. The infection responsible for causing this condition is usually bacterial or viral… Continue Reading

How is a Herniated Spinal Disk Treated?

What is a spinal disk? Well, a spinal disk, also known spinal disc, resembles a small, “jelly” donut (i.e. a soft center surrounded by a tough exterior). Spinal disks are located between your vertebrae (bones that form your spine). What is a herniated spinal disk? Well, a herniated spinal disk, also known as a “slipped… Continue Reading

How to Prepare for a Spinal Tap

Are you scheduled for a spinal tap? If so, you are in luck. This article will help you properly prepare for this procedure. What is a spinal tap? Well, a spinal tap, also known as a lumbar puncture, is a medical procedure that consists of inserting a long needing into your lower back (lumbar region).… Continue Reading

How Can I Tell if I am Having a Stroke?

Am I having a stroke? That is common question that many people ask themselves when they experience severe chest pain. The answer is possibly. A stroke, also known as a “brain attack,” occurs when blood stops flowing to your brain. When the blood flow to your brain is “cut off” for more than a few… Continue Reading

How to Recognize a Head Injury

So, you hit your head, but can’t decide if you should seek medical treatment for your injury…Should you call your physician immediately, go to an emergency room, or dismiss it because it wasn’t that bad of hit, in your opinion? Well, if you hit your head, or experience some type of head injury (i.e. anything… Continue Reading

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