If you’re one of the 150,000 people in the United States who have slurred speech or difficulties walking because of ataxia, it’s important you know everything you can about the disease and its treatment options.
Over 150,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with facial pain as a result of trigeminal neuralgia each year. Learn more about this painful nerve condition and what your options are for treating it.
Advancements in immunotherapy for the treatment of malignant brain tumors is showing great promise. Find out how immunotherapy increases survival rates when used alongside traditional brain cancer treatments.
If your neck twists to one side or if you experience uncontrollable eye blinking, you may have a condition known as dystonia. Find out more about this movement disorder and the available treatment options for controlling your symptoms.
Surgery is the standard treatment for normal pressure hydrocephalus, but as with all surgeries, brings with it potential risks. The risks are few and small. Learn more about this brain condition and the possible side effects of surgery.
Gamma Knife radiosurgery is a highly effective treatment for aggressive glioblastomas that requires no incisions or extended downtime. Learn more about the benefits of radiosurgery and the advanced Gamma Knife technology.
Are you delaying a check-up because of the risks associated with going to doctors’ offices? We’ve introduced telemedicine visits so that your health concerns can be met from the safety of your own home.
When the uncontrolled movements and tremors of dystonia are interfering with your quality of life, you can find help with specialized treatments, like GammaKnife® ablation. Learn more about options for treating dystonia.
Though it’s true that memory loss is a hallmark symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, periodic forgetfulness doesn’t mean you have the disease. Learn more about other factors that contribute to memory loss and when you should be evaluated for Alzheimer’s.
If you’re experiencing unexpected jolts of pain when you touch your cheek, brush your hair, or smile, don’t delay a diagnostic evaluation for trigeminal neuralgia. Learn more about this chronic pain condition and how treatments like radiosurgery can help.
The Gamma Knife is an innovative technology that treats brain tumors and other conditions without the need for incisions or an extended recovery time. Learn how the Gamma Knife technology works and how it can work for you.
Treatments to mitigate the effects of Parkinson’s Disease exist, but they work best if the disease is caught early. Here are the early signs of Parkinson’s to watch out for so you can obtain the best treatment results.
Immunotherapy is an exciting field of cancer treatment that uses new medications to fight cancer by boosting your own immune system. Read on to learn how immunotherapy offers hope for battling — and overcoming — brain cancer.
The steps needed to help you recover from surgery actually start as soon as you are diagnosed and not just after you wake in the hospital bed. Prior to surgery you should read as much as you can about what to expect during and after your surgery.
Have you ever left the mechanic feeling like you had no idea what was even fixed? Or paid for IT support, only to find yourself uneasy about the recommended updates or purchases your technician had offered.
The term endoscopy comes from endoscope, which is a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, typically used in gastrointestinal surgeries, and allows surgeons to view key anatomical features in real-time during surgery.
Patients who have recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor will quickly discover that there are many different treatment options available for removing or shrinking tumors. Many of our patients wonder what is the best treatment option for them?
Being diagnosed with a brain tumor is often very stressful and overwhelming. A large contributor to the anxiety one feels is the fear associated with the unknown, but the unknown can be mitigated with the help of the right neurologist.
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is considered the most painful neurological disease because it causes unrelenting head and facial pain in those who suffer from it – often being described as an intense burning or stabbing pain.
Our genes can be understood as our molecular heredity – the biological attributes that are passed to us from many generations before us. For decades, medical researchers have been trying to find the link, if any, between our genetics and brain disease.
Hindsight is always 20/20 but when it comes to seeing a neurologist, foresight is vital. Time spent with the right neurologist can be the difference between relief and worry, prevention and treatment, and life and death.
Astronomer Carl Sagan once said, “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” Unfortunately, for most people – including doctors – how we think about things affects what we know to be true and how we solve problems.
Music is a powerful phenomena, capable of changing emotions, thoughts and behaviors. It’s rare to find somebody on this planet that doesn’t respond to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, move to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, or tear to Debussy’s Claire de Lune.
The vast increase of neurological disorders is troubling. Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are burdened with neurological disorders, and this doesn’t take into account the masses of undiagnosed in rural and developing areas.
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH), commonly known as “water on the brain,” is rare, affecting about 5 in 100,000 persons; however, for those suffering from NPH, quality-of-life can be drastically reduced.
Even though the concept of virtual reality and robotics sounds more like something you’d read about in a Ray Bradbury or Orson Scott Card novel, this innovative technology is changing the approach neurosurgeons are taking to treat patients.
According to a recent study, almost 700,000 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with a brain tumor. If those numbers are correct, than that means 1 in 448 people are currently living with a malignant or benign brain tumor.
Have you ever woken yourself from a dream by shouting or jumping out of bed? While uncommon, you’re not alone. Sleep talking (somniloquy) is most common in children and males, although women can sleep talk, too.
Headaches can be caused by a number of things, and the majority of time can be linked to non-serious sources like pulled or tensed muscles, sinus infections, or blood vessel swelling (like a migraine).
If your doctor recently recommended gamma knife radiosurgery for the treatment of brain tumors (malignant and benign), vascular malformations, or functional brain disorders you may be wondering what gamma knife radiosurgery actually is.
In 2013 around 70,000 American’s were diagnosed with a new brain tumor, and of them, 25,000 were malignant. There are multiple forms of treatment available, however, immunotherapy is considered one of the best treatment options for fighting brain tumors.
According to recent statistics, nearly one in five American’s will have a stroke in his or her lifetime. Though strokes can effect anyone at any age, typically those who experience a stroke do so during their middle age or older years.
We’re still relatively new in this 2014 year and there is still time to catch the coat tails of all those resolutions you set. In reality, however, the concept of the brain’s involvement in resolutions (and their perceived value) is quite fascinating.
Surprisingly, symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) have been described in writings as early as 2000 B.C. Sources such as Egyptian papyrus, an Ayurvedic medical summary, and Galen’s writings all describe manifestations of PD.
This month, as you’re finding reasons to give thanks, perhaps you may want to include an extra dose of gratitude and support for all those who courageously face Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with strength and optimism.
If someone could offer you a fix that could help you improve your brain health, increase memory, cut your risk of developing Alzheimers or dementia, prevent stroke, or improve symptoms from Parkinson’s Disease, would you take it?
While brain exercises like Sudoku, crossword puzzles, and learning new languages are all helpful in keeping the brain elastic, there are many health practices that play a vital rule in how your brain ages over the years.
According to ancient Egyptian writings, Ayurvedic sources, and records from the Roman physician and surgeon Galen, Parkinson’s Disease, or an illness that replicates it, has been around since man has been able to record it.
Brain surgery has been known to humanity for at least 3500 years, going back to ancient civilizations in Europe, Africa and South America. Over the past 30 years open surgical craniotomies have been the most common practice for most brain surgeons.