Mesoamerican Neurosurgery

October 14 is Columbus Day, or Indigenous People’s Day. Our country historically has celebrated Columbus Day due to Christopher Columbus’s westward travels, hitting land on October 12, 1492. Of course Columbus arrived in Guanahani in the archipelago of the Bahamas, but the indigenous people gave him the impression he arrived in India. We are named…

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Who Would Have Thought This Was Possible?

In honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness month in September, Nebraska native Jack Hoffman was featured on College Gameday. In 2011, 5-year-old Jack had a seizure and was found to have a glioma, a type of brain tumor.  The majority of pediatric gliomas present as benign, slow-growing tumors, which are fundamentally different from adult tumors.  Luckily,…

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Pinched Nerves in the Weight Room

John Madden would have called it a “double doink”. Last year the Chicago Bears’ Cody Parkey missed a potentially game-winning field goal against the Eagles, in one of their more promising seasons of recent years. But Bears fans found quick salvation in their 2019 kicker, Eddy Pineiro, who was 100% in extra points and field…

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The Importance of Pain Location

When evaluating a patient, providers need to know exactly where the pain starts and potentially radiates in the body. The components of a pain history are location, quality, intensity, aggravating and alleviating factors. The most basic is location. Cervical Neck pain very often is midline in the neck or slightly lateralized to the muscles on…

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