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8 Symptoms of Meningioma

8 Symptoms of Meningioma

The typical meningioma tumor is slow-growing, non-cancerous, and highly treatable. Read on as we explore the symptoms this common primary brain tumor causes when it grows large enough to compress nearby brain structures.
Dec 1st, 2023
When Does a Spinal Tumor Require Surgical Treatment?

When Does a Spinal Tumor Require Surgical Treatment?

Spine surgery carries an inherent risk of spinal cord injury and nerve damage, but a growing spinal tumor often presents a much greater threat. Here’s when — and why — surgical tumor removal is typically recommended.  
Nov 1st, 2023
Debunking Common Myths About Glioblastoma

Debunking Common Myths About Glioblastoma

If you or a loved one received a life-altering diagnosis of glioblastoma, you probably want to learn all you can about this aggressive brain tumor. Separating fact from fiction is a good place to start, beginning with these common myths.
Oct 1st, 2023
Endoscopic Pituitary Tumor Removal: What to Expect

Endoscopic Pituitary Tumor Removal: What to Expect

Endoscopic pituitary tumor removal is a minimally invasive surgery that makes it possible to eradicate a problematic pituitary tumor through your nasal cavity. Here’s what to expect from this advanced procedure. 
Sep 1st, 2023
3 Different Treatments for Brain Metastasis

3 Different Treatments for Brain Metastasis

It can be scary to find out you have a metastatic brain tumor, but it’s important to know that most brain metastases can be controlled with the right approach. Learn about three advanced treatment options that aim to do just that.
Jul 1st, 2023
How to Support a Loved One with Glioblastoma

How to Support a Loved One with Glioblastoma

It’s devastating to learn that your loved one has an incurable, fast-growing brain tumor. Here are a few ways to support your loved one as they deal with their glioblastoma diagnosis, experience symptoms, and undergo treatment.
Jun 2nd, 2023
What to Expect After SI Joint Fusion

What to Expect After SI Joint Fusion

Sometimes, surgery is the best solution for treating sacroiliac (SI) joint issues. Read on to learn what’s involved in SI joint fusion and what the recovery process is like.
May 2nd, 2023
Understanding Your Meningioma Diagnosis

Understanding Your Meningioma Diagnosis

Learning you have a brain tumor can be scary, but if you’ve been diagnosed with a meningioma, there’s a lot of room for hope. Most meningiomas are slow-growing, noncancerous, and highly treatable. Here’s what you should know.
Apr 6th, 2023
4 Emotional Effects of a Pituitary Tumor

4 Emotional Effects of a Pituitary Tumor

Most pituitary tumors aren’t cancerous, but that doesn’t mean they’re all harmless. Find out how these abnormal growths can cause widespread hormonal imbalances that lead to mood changes and emotional symptoms.
Mar 12th, 2023
Here’s How Meningioma Affects Your Vision

Here’s How Meningioma Affects Your Vision

Meningiomas are slow-growing brain tumors that are usually benign and treatable. Depending on its location, a meningioma can cause a wide range of symptoms — including vision problems. Here’s what you should know.
Feb 7th, 2023
Chronic Face Pain: Could it be Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Chronic Face Pain: Could it be Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Once described as “the most excruciating pain known to humanity,” trigeminal neuralgia causes debilitating episodes of intense face pain. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, triggers, and treatment options for this disruptive condition.
Jan 13th, 2023
5 Signs of a Metastatic Cancer Tumor

5 Signs of a Metastatic Cancer Tumor

Nearly every type of cancer has the potential to spread, or metastasize, beyond its point of origin to other parts of the body. Learn about the signs and symptoms of metastatic cancer tumors in common locations, including the brain and spine.
Dec 12th, 2022

Understanding the Different Locations of Spinal Tumors

Most spinal tumors are secondary metastatic tumors caused by another cancer’s spread, but there are also benign spinal tumors that originate within the spine itself. Learn more about the various locations of these abnormal growths.
Nov 1st, 2022
How to Know if SI Joint Fusion Is Right for You

How to Know if SI Joint Fusion Is Right for You

SI joint dysfunction can cause chronic lower back pain and radiating, sciatica-like leg pain. While it usually responds well to conservative treatments, SI joint fusion surgery is sometimes the best option. Here’s what you should know.
Oct 1st, 2022
The Many Benefits of Laser Surgery for Your Spinal Condition

The Many Benefits of Laser Surgery for Your Spinal Condition

When you’re considering back or neck surgery, you want a minimally invasive procedure that carries few risks. In the right circumstances, laser spine surgery offers many advantages over other surgical techniques. Here’s what you should know.
Sep 1st, 2022
I Had Back Surgery that Didn’t Work: What Now?

I Had Back Surgery that Didn’t Work: What Now?

It’s disappointing when conservative treatments like physical therapy, chiropractic care, and steroid injections don’t provide long-term relief from back pain. But what’s the next step when surgery doesn’t cure your pain, either? Find out here.
Aug 1st, 2022
Here’s How to Prepare for Your Spinal Surgery

Here’s How to Prepare for Your Spinal Surgery

Whether you’re having spine surgery to address chronic back or neck pain or to remove a tumor, the steps you take to prepare yourself ahead of your operation can help ensure a smoother recovery and a better outcome. Here’s what you should know.
Jul 1st, 2022
The Role of the Pituitary Gland in Your Body

The Role of the Pituitary Gland in Your Body

Located at the base of your brain, your pituitary gland is a small, hormone-regulating organ that plays a vital role in your health. Learn what the so-called “master gland” of your endocrine system does — and what makes it vulnerable to dysfunction.
Jun 1st, 2022
What Causes Hydrocephalus?

What Causes Hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus occurs when cerebrospinal fluid — which is supposed to protect the brain — builds up too much and exerts harmful pressure on the brain. Read on to find out about the types of hydrocephalus and some of its potential causes.
May 1st, 2022
The Link Between Arthritis and Spinal Stenosis

The Link Between Arthritis and Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a common condition that occurs when spaces within the spinal canal become narrower and put pressure on your spinal nerves. Its primary underlying cause? Normal, age-related joint degeneration, also known as osteoarthritis.
Apr 1st, 2022
How Likely is My Meningioma to Return?

How Likely is My Meningioma to Return?

Meningioma is a slow-growing primary brain tumor that’s often benign and highly treatable. Unfortunately, nearly half of surgically removed meningioma tumors eventually grow back — often many years later. Here’s what you should know.
Mar 24th, 2022
Determining Your Best Treatment for Glioblastoma

Determining Your Best Treatment for Glioblastoma

It can be devastating to learn that you have an aggressive, fast-growing brain tumor, but there’s room for hope. Find out how the right treatment approach can slow the progression of glioblastoma, ease debilitating symptoms, and prolong your life.
Jan 1st, 2022
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Spinal Stenosis: Are you above 50 years of age?

The human spine is a columnar structure made up of stacks of bones that provide the stability and support to the body. The entire length of the spinal column has a large central passage through which ...
Jul 31st, 2021
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The differences between a Neurosurgeon and Neurologist

Do you know how to differentiate a Neurosurgeon and a Neurologist? These specialists are usually confused but there are remarkable differences when it comes to the disorders they treat and how they do it. Read this blog and find out. ‍
Jul 31st, 2021
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How your emotions affect your body

Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. There is a connection between mind and body. People who are in good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
Jul 31st, 2021
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7 tips for a healthy brain

Leading a healthy life and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle and excesses can reduce the risk of suffering from neurodegenerative diseases.
Jul 31st, 2021
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An active pause for your health

Long working hours can cause pain and discomfort in muscles, tendons and joints. Such ailments occur both by physical effort, repetitive movements, sustained postures or by spending a lot of time standing or sitting.
Jul 31st, 2021
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Trigeminal Neuralgia: The basics

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face...
Jul 31st, 2021
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Brain cancer: How to detect it early

It is a fact that brain cancer is one of the most difficult to detect early on, given that most of the time it can start developing 5 years before any symptom is clearly shown,...
Jul 31st, 2021
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Brain Cancer: Myths and Facts

When we hear about brain cancer there’s nothing we want more than to search for information from wherever we can find it so we can make sense of it.
Jul 31st, 2021