Entries by Dr. Shehadi

Dr. Shehadi’s Second Publication Discussing Metastatic Breast Disease

In 2007, Dr. Shehadi was a contributing author for a paper titled “Positive and negative prognostic variables for patients undergoing spine surgery for metastatic breast disease.” He and seven other doctors examined prognostic variables for patients who underwent metastatic breast cancer spinal surgery, and identified a few positive and negative variables. Below is the abstract […]

Instrumented Spinal Fusion

What is a spinal fusion? Spinal fusion is a surgery performed to fuse two or more vertebrae together. This procedure is also known as arthrodesis. The procedure involves a bone graft so the bones can fuse, or grow together. There are several types of bone grafts, but most commonly an autograft (patient bone) or allograft (donor bone) […]

4 Common Types of Headaches – Symptoms & Duration

There are several hundred types of headaches, but there are four very common types: sinus, tension, migraine, and cluster. Headaches are always classified as either primary or secondary. A primary headache is a headache that is not caused by another condition or sickness. Causes of primary headaches include stress, sleep deprivation, alcohol, skipped meals, fatigue, and […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel in the wrist. The median nerve runs through the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger closest to the middle finger.

NEW Headache Clinic in Columbus, Ohio!

Neurosurgery Associates has now opened a Headache Clinic in Columbus, Ohio! The Headache Clinic will be led by our Nurse Practitioner, Tiffany Epps. It’s very difficult to know the source and solution to consistent headaches. There are various types of headaches including tension, migraine and even sinus headaches. Some headaches have a simple solution, others could be […]

Dr. Shehadi Featured in Memorial Health Hospital’s WellAware Magazine

Memorial Health Hospital’s WellAware Winter Newsletter featured Dr. Shehadi. “Board-Certified Neurosurgeon Joseph A. Shehadi, MD, FRCSC, FACS has joined the medical staff at Memorial Hospital and is now seeing patients in the Specialty Care Center, along with Physician Assistant Meghan Rauchenstein, MPH, MSPAS, PA-C.

How To Pick The Right Spine Surgeon

Usually, people who decide to undergo back surgery have been in pain for a long time. Maybe they have tried pain management, physical therapy, and gritting their teeth and living with the pain. Maybe the back pain originated from a work or other lifestyle injury. In any case, the goal of the surgery is to […]

What Is a Neurosurgeon?

A neurosurgeon is a doctor who performs the diagnosis and surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. Neurosurgeons require extensive education and training. As described below, a neurosurgeon’s role is distinct from that of a neurologist. Some common complications of the central and nervous systems that a neurosurgeon treats include tumors, trauma, vascular disorders, infections and […]