Back To Normal: Recovering From Herniated Disc Surgery

When can I go back to work? When can I play sports again?        The decision to undergo surgery for your herniated disc has been made, and a date for the procedure has been set. Now, you’re more preoccupied with the recovery process than the surgery itself. The team at IGEA Brain and Spine understands […]

Effective Ways To Manage Sciatica Pain

Forty percent. According to Harvard Medical School, forty percent of individuals will experience sciatica at one point or another during their lives. Anyone with sciatica can attest to the intensity of the pain—a pain that begins in the lower back before making its way down through the hips, buttocks, and legs. The team at IGEA […]

Surprising Headache Triggers: Are Your Habits The Root of Your Pain?

If you find yourself dealing with headache pain, it may surprise you to know that you possess one or more lifestyle habits triggering the problem. While there are plenty of cases where a headache is caused by an underlying health issue, believe it or not, the vast majority of headaches are caused by relatively minor […]

Is Wearing Flip-Flops Actually Harming Your Health?

There’s nothing quite like spending summer wading through bleach-white, sandy beaches in your flip-flops. As a matter of fact, flip-flops are synonymous with summer time. After all, who takes a trip down the Shore without sunblock, sunglasses, a great book and yes, your flip-flops? And while it’s easy to see why flip-flops are popular, they’re […]

Staying On the Ball: Office Chair or Exercise Ball?

For office workers who spend nearly eight hours a day seated at a desk, fatigue, stiffness and back pain can become a norm. Not only do these issues decrease productivity and efficiency in the workplace, but they can negatively impact your overall physical and mental health. One growing trend, believed by many to combat these […]

What to Do When a Stroke Strikes

It can be scary to witness someone experiencing a stroke, especially if you never have before. If you do see someone having a stroke, it is important to know that time is of the essence and your presence very well may help to save a life. In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, the neurosurgeons of […]

Top 10 Neurological Symptoms to Always Discuss with Your Doctor

It’s always a good idea to listen to your body; while you may be familiar with slight dizziness during allergy season or experience an occasional headache after a long day at work, it is important to acknowledge when something feels off. Symptoms, after all, are your body’s way of indicating that something abnormal may be […]

Keep Your Brain on Its Toes: Activities to Support Cognitive Health 

Many of us know how to keep the body healthy, actively working to incorporate nutritious meals and exercise into our daily lives.  However, the brain is just as important! While many are unsure about how to maintain cognitive health, it is actually fairly easy to do and can even be quite fun. As leaders in […]

Man with Brain Tumor Defies the Odds

Severe headaches delivered Barry Cupoli into the hands of Dr. Adam Lipson of IGEA Brain & Spine. That happened when an emergency CT scan of Cupoli’s brain required an immediate trip for emergency surgery at Morristown Medical Center. As often happens when a major event causes life to freeze in place, Cupoli’s wife Carleen remembers the exact date: Monday, September 14, 2015. “I’d be lost without her,” Barry says lovingly of Carleen.

John McCain and His Battle Against Glioblastoma

Senator John McCain announced that he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma—known formally as glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM—a deadly brain tumor affecting 72,000 patients each year. The cancer was discovered in the 30-year Senate veteran after a blood clot above McCain’s left eye was found during a routine physical exam.