What Is Chiari Malformation?

Chiari Malformation is a congenital condition that has to do with the malformation of the skull where part of the cerebellum is squished, which could result in possible brain damage. Continue reading to learn more about the details of this condition. Chiari I Malformation is a condition that stems from birth and includes the protrusion…

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An Overview Of Kyphoplasty

Over time, individuals experience slight changes in their bone structure and posture. In the later stages of human life, bone density decreases resulting in fractures. In order to aid these fractures, a procedure called Kyphoplasty is performed. Continue reading to learn more. Kyphoplasty is a procedure given to patients who have low bone density and…

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Different Brain Tumor Types and Symptoms

Rocky Mountain Brain and Spine Institute provides you with some interesting details about Brain Tumors. Continue reading to learn more about different types of brain tumors. There are multiple types of brain tumors, although the most common type that begins in the brain is called an Astrocytoma. Symptoms of a brain tumor depend on its…

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Spinal Cord Stimulation Approach

Chronic pain can begin for any number of reasons. Being able to ease your pain is essential for a better quality of life. Continue reading to learn more about spinal cord stimulation. Spinal cord stimulation has been an option to treat chronic neck, back, arm or leg pain for decades. Previously only an option for…

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Happy National Doctor’s Day!

Rocky Mountain Brain and Spine Institute wants to wish every doctor and their family a happy National Doctors’ Day! We are always thankful to those who give up their lives to help those in need. We want to thank our doctors in particular, Rocky Mountain has been able to help so many people thanks to…

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Ground Level Head Trauma

There has been increased discussion in the media of head trauma, following the unexpected death of actor and comedian, Bob Saget. He was only 65 years old. On January 09, 2022, he apparently hit the back of his head on something and fell asleep. Some have indicated he thought nothing of it, went to sleep,…

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Burn Pits and Brain Cancer

This last week during Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, he made comments on military “burn pits” and a possible association with cancer. “Our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan faced many dangers. One being stationed at bases breathing in toxic smoke from burn pits… I’m also calling on Congress to pass a law to…

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Adjacent Levels

No matter what type of spine surgery I discuss with patients, the most frequent question is, “If I get surgery now, won’t I just keep needing more surgery for the rest of my life?” The answer is possibly “yes”, but not why most patients think… The first concept needing belaboring is that disc degeneration is…

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