Adam P. Smith, MD, FAANS is a board certified neurosurgeon and Rocky Mountain Brain & Spine Institute is his business providing neurosurgical information to the community. He is committed to the wellness of the patients he treats. Dr. Smith uses minimally invasive surgical approaches for the brain and spine, and uses the most up-to-date neuroimaging, surgical navigation, robotic and artificial intelligence modalities.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome… Lesser Known but Nearly as Devastating to Pitchers As Tommy John

On September 2nd, “The Dark Knight” (Matt Harvey) debuted his 2020 season with the Kansas City Royals. His return to the majors is a pretty remarkable recovery. Pitchers are probably the most injury-plagued players in baseball, but Harvey may have particularly poor “protoplasm”. He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015, which is a repair of…

How Musicians & the Temporal Lobe Have Eerily Intertwined in Melodic then Uncinate Fits

It would appear that evolutionarily, music became something we did spontaneously. Our ancestors, with very limited language, appreciated music. One of the differences between the developed brains of Homo sapiens and those of the great apes is the increase in area allocated to processing auditory information… the temporal lobe. This basic function may be a…

Is Bigger Always Better?

The size of one’s brain, or certain brain areas, has been extensively studied and implicated in relation to intelligence. It’s presumptuous, but bigger is always better… right? Wet brain weight at autopsy, as well as three-dimensional imaging studies, have suggested that larger brain size may correlate with excelling in academics and life achievements, even after…