Trusted Hands

Is there a doctor in the house?

When the answer to that question is yes, it can make a world of difference. Such was the case for Robert Kinsey when his physician father-in-law Dr. Thomas Bellavia teamed up with Dr. Ciro Randazzo of IGEA Brain & Spine.

On The Road Again

Biking, running, triathlons—Mike Weems does it all. But in 2011, his “all” was affected by back pain. An MRI revealed two herniated discs in his lower back. Fortunately, Weems found Dr. Adam Lipson of IGEA Brain & Spine.

A Lifesaving Surgery for a Condition Without Symptoms

For Roseann Zielinski, an anxiety attack turned out to be a good thing. In 2005, Zielinski was driving when she experienced her attack. She pulled her car over to the side of the road before passing out. An ambulance trip to the hospital and subsequent testing turned out to reveal something serious, despite the fact it had absolutely no connection to the anxiety attack or the fainting spell.

A Story of Skill, Faith and Miracles: Dr. Ciro Randazzo Saves a Life

For Carmela Cortes, it all began on December 7, 2012, with a routine check-up at her primary care doctor. Cortes, who had always been healthy, was informed that her blood pressure was high. She told the doctor it was probably just her jittery nerves since she and her husband were having difficulties and seeing a therapist.

Ten days later, the room began to spin at home…

IGEA Adopts a Family for the Holidays

‘Tis the season for giving and giving back, especially to those who have suffered a brain injury. Depending on the type and severity, a brain injury can affect a person’s overall brain function, quality of life and ability to live independently. No person or family is ever prepared to comprehend the full magnitude of life changes a brain injury can present.

Studies Prove Cigarette Crackdown Reduces the Most Lethal Stroke

We have known since the retirement of the cigarette icon, the Marlboro Man, that smoking is linked to serious health consequences. Among them is stroke. Now, two new studies from Finland show concrete evidence that the campaign to discourage smoking has radically impacted the most serious type of stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).

Major League Baseball (MLB) Star Prince Fielder Forced to Retire Due to Cervical Herniated Discs

Since he was born, Prince Fielder was never far from a baseball diamond. Growing up with his famous MLB father, Cecil Fielder, Prince was batting regularly by age five. As a 12-year-old boy, he hit a home run at Tiger Stadium, slamming the ball into the upper deck. By 2002, in the amateur draft, Prince was taken in seventh overall in the first round by the Milwaukee Brewers. By 2005, he was a major leaguer, fated to be a top performer.

Speaking Up About Scoliosis: What You Need to Know

June has been declared Scoliosis Awareness Month by the Scoliosis Research Society. It is a time to wear green ribbons in solidarity for those living with the condition, and to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and preventive care.