Posts Tagged ‘surgery alternatives’

Concussions and the Elderly

While athletes account for a great number of concussions sustained in the U.S. each year, they are certainly not the only concussion patients. People over the age of 75 have the highest rate of concussions, often occurring from a fall. As slips and falls become more common with age, and older adults recover slower than…

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Alternative Treatment Options Amid Rising Drug Costs

The costs associated with neurological diseases are staggering. In fact, some sources put the annual cost for Americans suffering from nine of the most common neurological diseases at around $789 billion.  Pharmaceuticals represent a significant portion of that amount. And those numbers are on the increase as our population ages. The costs related to dementia…

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PEMF for Chronic Pain Relief

Pain.. we all have it from time to time. An astounding 100 million plus Americans suffer from chronic pain, or pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks, to a cost of more than $600 billion a year according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. With so many people suffering from the effects…

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Advances in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

Approximately 76 million people suffer from chronic pain in the United States today. That is one in every four Americans. Lasting longer than 24 hours at a time, chronic pain contributes to a number of health concerns and is the number one reason for long-term disability today. Pain medicines can come with a laundry list…

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Baseball and Brain Injury?

Sports injuries regularly make the news. Last year, the topic of concussions and brain injury in football and hockey were widely discussed and, in some instances, debated. While contact sports like these are often thought of when talking about concussions for both kids and adults, baseball seems fairly innocuous. However, parents and players should know…

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Evolving Neurology: Alzheimer's Disease

As medicine has evolved and technology has improved, so has the diagnosis and treatment of several diseases. Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia, was once nearly always the diagnosis for patients with severe memory loss. However, today we know that there are many different reasons that could be the root cause of severe memory loss…

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How Much Has Neurology Changed Over the Years?

Since 500 BC we have known that change is central to the universe. Greek Philosopler Heraclitus of Epesus is famously quoted as saying, “The only thing that is constant is change.”  That is certainly true when it comes to the research and practice of medicine. At one time, ulcers were believed to be caused by…

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Can Bioelectronics Really Replace Drug Therapies?

An in-depth and very interesting article published by the New York Times, “Can the Nervous System Be Hacked?”, shares the efforts of neurosurgeon and Feinstein Institute president, Kevin Tracey to uncover the link between the nervous system and the immune system. More specifically, his work led to the hypothesis that electrical stimulation of the vagus…

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Help for Sleep Apnea Through Chiropractic Neurology

Sleep disorders are among the most commonly reported health problems in the US today. In fact, at least 40 million people suffer from sleep disorders ranging from insomnia to more serious conditions such as sleep apnea. Potentially serious in nature, sleep apnea is a chronic health problem that is progressive and left untreated can worsen…

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Easing the Effects of the Chemo Brain

For patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments, the road to remission is often a very long and difficult one, fatigue, pain, hair loss, nausea and loss of appetite are all common side effects that are widely known. Lesser known are the cognitive effects that chemotherapy has on the brain, though more and more research is being done…

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