Understanding Your Cervical MRI

We’ve previously published a blog on the lumbar spine years ago. “Understanding your MRI of the Lumbar Spine”. The cervical sequel is late but at least it showed up to the party. Cervical spine arthritic degeneration results from increased mechanical stressors passing through the cervical spinal column, resulting in bone spur formation (uncovertebral spurring) and…

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Structural Brain Changes in Athletes Even Without Contact

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has recently been highlighted in professional sports, like football, as a neurodegenerative disease caused by repeated head injuries. It is now also being suspected in boxing, hockey, soccer, rugby, etc…, and even youth sports. While it still remains controversial, both significant or seemingly innocuous impacts could have a major cumulative effect…

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The Perception of Neurosurgery

The vast majority of Americans feel correctly informed by the media, whether through reading or watching television.  More than 80% of people think the press ensures its consumers have the knowledge to be informed.  However, in recent analyses, only about 9% of Americans surveyed, “showed an understanding” of basic healthcare.  And while 96% of people…

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