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) are used. In an instrumented spinal fusion, instruments are used to stabilize the spine while the bones fuse. Read more
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 certain processed foods. Secondary headaches are due to another condition, such as an injury, infection, or sickness, and can range from harmless to very dangerous. Read more
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. Read more
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 a sign of something much more serious. That’s where we come in.
If you are experiencing headaches that are getting in the way of your daily comfort, our Headache Clinic can help you find the relief you deserve.
Dr. Shehadi and his team continue to push forward the frontier of neurosurgery. Recently, Dr. Shehadi’s paper on demineralized bone matrix (DBM) products for spinal fusions has been accepted for publication. Below is the abstract; stay tuned to read the full paper! Read more
“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. Read more
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 be without pain on a daily basis. Read more
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 degenerative diseases. Read more
While many people think of March as the bridge between winter and spring, few know that it is also brain injury awareness month. It is imperative that we take precautions to prevent traumatic brain injuries, commonly called TBIs. Let’s take a look at some TBI statistics and examine how we can protect ourselves from these injuries. Read more
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