Peripheral neuropathy, often just referred to as “neuropathy,” affects 20,000,000 people in America. That’s 1 in 15 people. Those suffering from this disease are constantly aware of their pain. So this week—National Neuropathy Awareness Week—it’s time for us to become more aware.
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Weighing about three pounds, the human brain serves as the command center for our nervous system. Every second, the neurons in our brain are making 500 trillion connections allowing us to have mental processes that affect our thinking, reasoning, perception, emotions, sensations, learning, and memory.
The average person doesn’t spend much time after high school graduation considering the remarkable system that is responsible for every thought, every movement, and every activity within the body. That is, until they experience pain, and then that is all they can think about. The specialists at NewSouth NeuroSpine treat conditions that involve the nervous system.
We recognize the National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month in January.
When your favorite football player takes a hard hit, are you bothered if he’s taken out of the game? The NFL has received a lot of media attention recently as medical professionals, players, and their families recognize the danger of sports-related head trauma resulting in ongoing changes to make the game safer.
“My hand is asleep” is a common enough thing, but when you start to get that pins-and-needles feeling regularly or during routine activities, it could be a sign of nerve damage.
A plant is only as powerful as its root, and the same goes for our nerves. If the root is bad, the whole plant suffers.
When it comes to pain, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out what is serious, what might be passing, and what needs medical treatment. At NewSouth NeuroSpine, we can help determine the source of your pain and set out a plan of treatment.
Are you constantly aware of your lower back? Lower back pain is estimated to plague 80% of American adults at some point during their life.
One type of change you may see in your spine as you age is a condition called spinal stenosis.