How Fast Action Can Help Reduce the Effects of a Stroke

Also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), a stroke occurs when blood flow is cut off from the brain. Strokes are commonly caused by cerebral blood clots, but they can also result from a burst cerebral aneurysm. In either case, a fast reaction to a stroke can have a positive impact on the victim’s health […]

Aneurysm Risk Factors: What to Know

An aneurysm is a serious medical condition caused by the weakening of an artery wall. When this happens, the artery becomes locally enlarged and can even burst. Cerebral aneurysms, as their names suggest, occur in the brain and can cause any number of severe symptoms upon rupturing, such as headaches, nausea, seizures, confusion, and more. […]

What to Expect After ACDF Surgery

When your doctor first mentioned surgery, you probably had numerous questions, primarily: "what is the recovery process?" These concerns are understandable, especially when you're dealing with neck surgery like Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion surgery (ACDF). But when you're working with IGEA Brain, Spine & Orthopedic's adept, highly-experienced surgeons, you'll receive the expert care and [...]

What Is the Best Hydrocephalus Treatment?

What is hydrocephalus? Hydrocephalus has been commonly called "water on the brain" or "fluid on the brain." The water in reference here is actually cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which has pooled in the brain due to an imbalance in the amount produced vs. the amount the body can absorb. Normally, CSF continuously flows through brain cavities [...]

What Are Bone Cysts?

Bone cysts are fluid-filled growths that appear inside a bone. While they are benign, bone cysts that appear on x-rays can still be stressful, as they can lead to bone weakness, deformation, and potential fractures. Thinking about it might be unpleasant, but quite often, bone cysts are easily treated or simply heal over time on [...]

Closed-Loop Brain Stimulation Systems Are Getting Smarter

Closed-Loop Brain Stimulation Systems Are Getting Smarter A widely-used neurological technique, Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used in modifying and rehabilitating brain function. Currently under development, Closed-loop or “smart” DBS systems are the next evolutionary step in neuronal signal augmentation and may offer physicians more individualized treatment possibilities for their patients. Watch Board Certified Neurosurgeon, […]

Frontotemporal Dementia Symptoms: Learn What It Is and What to Look For

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), caused by cell degeneration, affects the brain areas associated with personality, behavior, and language. A once rare occurrence, FTD may now account for 20-50% of dementia cases for those younger than 65, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The disease causes cell damage that shrinks the brain’s frontal and temporal lobes. The first [...]

Winning a Battle with Spinal Stenosis

No one ever plans on visiting a neurosurgeon. Neil, a successful businessman, certainly didn’t plan on it. Neil is an everyday kind of guy with a very typical medical background. When asked about any injuries or accidents in his life, Neil says that he doesn’t recollect ever sustaining a major injury throughout his life aside […]

Meningioma Brain Tumors: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

A meningioma tumor can be a severe condition, as it typically occurs on the brain, which means it causes a number of other serious conditions. In most cases, these tumors can grow slowly or quickly, depending on the classification of being benign or cancerous. Fortunately, around 90% of these tumors are benign. However, just because […]

Is It a Migraine or Something Worse?

If you have ever experienced a migraine, you know it can be truly debilitating. However, it could be much more severe; it could be an aneurysm. When considering if your pain is a migraine or something worse, there are some key things to consider. First, it’s essential to understand what an aneurysm is. An aneurysm […]

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