Brain Aneurysms: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

An aneurysm, in its simplest terms, is a bulge that forms within a blood vessel. This can occur anywhere within the body, but the most common locations are in the abdominal aorta and the brain. When to Seek Medical Assistance It’s unlikely that you’ll notice any symptoms unless your aneurysm ruptures. If this happens, symptoms… Continue Reading

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

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