The central nervous system of the human body is vast, containing approximately 100 billion neurons and about 45 miles of nerves. It’s no wonder that throughout your lifetime you may experience some kind pain involving your head or spine.
Our practice consists of physicians covering four specialties: neurosurgery, spine surgery, spinal intervention, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Peripheral neuropathy of sensory nerves can interfere with activities of daily living such as buttoning a shirt or cooking.
As it turns out, we are doing far more damage to our bodies and longevity by sitting for hours and hours every day than even a daily jog can remedy.
You may think you know all the possible side effects of smoking - lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, chronic coughing, and heart disease. Two new studies are adding back pain to the list.
Your sleeping position may have more to do with your chronic back or neck pain than you might think.
When sitting at a restaurant or walking through a store, stop and take note of how many people are connected to their cell phones, tablets or computers. In this high tech world no one wants to be left behind, and with infinite information at your fingertips why would you look away?
Triathletes routinely put themselves through rigorous exercise and activities that put extreme stress on their bodies. When muscles are overly tired or not properly rested between workouts, especially long bike rides, they can become stressed or strained causing painful spasms or strains.
It is important to know the difference between when you can manage at home and when you should see your doctor about your back and neck pain.
Neck pain is a common complaint. Almost everyone experiences the occasional pain in the neck, but few patients can pinpoint the cause of chronic neck pain.