Entries by Maria Hopkins

Adult Vs Pediatric Neurosurgeon. What are the differences?

At Neurosurgery Associates, patients often ask us about the main differences between an adult and a pediatric neurosurgeon. In this short video, Dr. Joseph Shehadi, neurosurgeon specialized in the treatment of adults, tackles the subject.   He notes three major differences: 1- Patient age group. 2- Problems treated. 3- Studies and training.   1- An […]

Cervical Fusion versus Disc Replacement Surgery

Chronic neck and back pain can lead to serious health problems if they remain untreated. When patients come to us with neck and back pain, we often discover through MRI that they suffer from a herniated disc. After screening the patients, we typically start with non-operative methods to relieve the suffering and improve their posture. […]

What is intermittent fasting

Weight control is something that most people struggle with at one point or another. If you follow trending diets, you have probably heard about a plethora of them. Namely: Low-carbohydrate diets such as Atkins, Duncan and South Beach. Low-fat diets such as McDowell’s starch diet. Crash diets such as the Beverly Hills Diet. Detox Diets […]

Symptoms of a Herniated Disk

Herniated discs can cause a variety of different symptoms, but those symptoms can vary depending on where the disc herniation occurs in your spine. Below, we take a closer look at the symptoms of herniated discs based on where they develop in your back.

Are You Doing These 3 Things To Your Neck?

It’s alarming but true that some common, everyday actions can be bad for your neck—especially if they’re done frequently. Working to break these common habits can do a world of good for your neck health, preventing pain and stiffness.

What Leg Pain and Numbness Might Mean

Source: Spine Health / By: Grant Cooper, MD Leg pain and numbness can be experienced in many forms—some patients describe the pain as aching, searing, throbbing, or burning, or like standing in a bucket of ice water.

Could Your Neck Stiffness Mean Meningitis?

Source: Spine-Health / By Stefano M. Sinicropi, MD, FAAOS Meningitis is a serious condition that occurs when the meninges—protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord—become infected and inflamed. Early symptoms can be similar to the flu. However, having a stiff neck in addition to flu-like symptoms could be a key clue that meningitis is the […]

Text Neck – A Modern ‘Epidemic’

What is next neck? Text neck is a modern spine condition caused by looking down at a wireless device such as a smartphone, tablet, or other handheld device for too long. This ailment is an increasingly common issue, and if not taken care of, could lead to lifelong neck pain.

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion

What is the sacroiliac joint? The sacroiliac (SI) joint connects the sacrum to the ilium bone of the pelvis (see diagram below). This joint is responsible for bearing upper-body weight and transmitting it to the pelvis and legs.