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Acute Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a condition that affects 15 to 40 people per year out of every thousand. Generally speaking, “sinusitis” means...

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Aneurysm

A brain aneurysm is an abnormal bulge in the wall of an artery in the brain. They occur at areas...

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Arteriovenous malformation

A brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal entanglement of a blood vessels with both arteries and a veins inside...

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Brachial Plexus Lesions

The brachial plexus is the combination of nerves in the lower neck that allows you to use and feel your...

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Brain Tumors

A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue inside of the skull. Expansion inside of a closed space can...

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Bulging Discs

Discs are the cushion that acts as a shock absorber for the spine. Over time, and sometimes with injury or...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when you have numbness, weakness or pins and needles sensation in your hand and fingers. It...

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Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda Equina Syndrome occurs when there is severe compression of the lumbar and sacral nerve roots in the lower back....

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Cervical Spinal Cord Compression

The cervical spine extends from the skull base at the top of the cervical spine, to the chest cavity. These...

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Chiari Malformation

A Chiari malformation is a condition in which the cerebellum, which is at the base of the brain, drops from...

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Chronic Rhinitis

Chronic Rhinitis refers to a chronically runny or dripping nose. It is typically related to inflammation of the internal lining...

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CSF Leaks

Cerebrospinal fluid commonly referred to as CSF, is a naturally produced fluid in the body that surrounds the delicate structures...

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of neck and back pain. Discs are the cushion that...

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Deviated Septum

The cartilage and bone between the two nostrils that divides the inside of the nose into a left and right...

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Ectropion

Ectropion is a condition where the lower eyelid droops or turns away from the eye itself. The eyelid can appear...

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Entropion

Entropion is a condition where the lower eyelid turns inwards or inverts towards the eye itself. This creates functional problems...

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Facial Paralysis

Facial paralysis refers to the inability to move one’s face, usually as a result of nerve damage. It may affect...

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Failed Back Syndrome

Failed back syndrome (FBSS, or failed back surgery syndrome) is a generalized term that is which describes patients who have...

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Failed Spinal Fusion

Failed Spinal Fusion occurs when there is continued pain after the fusion of 2 or more spinal vertebrae.

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Fractured Spinal Hardware

Failed Spinal Hardware occurs the rods or screws that are holding together fused sections of the spine fatigue and break.

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Fungal Sinus Infection

The most common causes of sinus infections are linked to viral and bacterial infections. However, a fungal sinus infection differs in...

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Head and Neck Cancer: A Guide for Patients

Head and neck cancer is a daunting and scary diagnosis to have. In this book by renowned authorities on head...

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Herniated Discs

Discs are the cushion that acts as a shock absorber for the spine. Over time, and sometimes with injury or...

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Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus occurs when there is an excess of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) inside of the brain. The fluid buildup...

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Larynx Cancer

Larynx cancer sometimes may be referred to as throat cancer, cancer of the voicebox, cancer of the supraglottis, glottic cancer,...

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Lower Eyelid Retraction

Lower eyelid retraction is a condition where the eyelid sits too low on the eye. Normally, the lower eyelid sits...

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Nasal and Sinus Cancer

The nose and sinuses that surround the nasal cavity may in rare circumstances develop cancer. The nasal cavity is defined...

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Nasal Fractures

What we normally call a “Broken Nose” is a crack or fracture to one or both of the nasal bones....

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Nasal Polyps

A nasal polyp is a small, typically benign, teardrop-shaped growth on the lining of the sinus cavity or nasal passages....

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Nasal Valve Collapse

“Nasal valves” are areas in the nose that are narrow and cause difficulties in breathing. There are 2 nasal valves,...

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Neck Cancer

Neck cancer is a broad term that can be related to many different types of cancer in the neck. Most...

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Oral Cavity Cancer

Oral cancer is a term used to address malignancies in the oral cavity, and is the most common of all...

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Peripheral Nerve Tumors

The peripheral nerves include all of the nervous system connections outside of the brain and spinal cord. They control sensation,...

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Ptosis

Ptosis refers to a “droopy” upper eyelid. This droopiness can become so heavy that it blocks your vision.

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Scheurmann’s Kyphosis

Kyphosis refers to abnormal forward rounding of the back. Scheuermann’s kyphosis is a developmental type of “hunching” of the back....

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Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is composed of the nerve roots from the L4 to S3 vertebral levels that come together to...

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is sideways curvature of the spine that generally occurs during the growth spurt right before puberty. The cause of...

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Septal Perforation

The nasal septum is made up of several bones and cartilage in the front that divides the right and left...

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Spinal Fractures

Spinal fractures occur when the vertebral vertebrae break or become dislocated. Weakening the spine can also pinch or damage the...

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Spinal Instability

The spine normally stacks solidly one on top of the other held in place by ligaments, discs and bony facets....

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Spinal Stenosis

The spinal cord travels through the bony spine to provided muscle sensory and motor signals. Spinal stenosis occurs when there...

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Spinal Tumors

Understanding the terms we are using when talking about spinal tumors is important. A tumor occurs when cells grow more...

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Spondylolithiasis

The spine normally stacks solidly one on top of the other held in place by ligaments, discs and bony facets....

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Synovial Cystst

A synovial cyst is a rare and benign fluid filled sac that can cause spinal stenosis by creating a narrowing...

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Throat Cancer

Throat cancer refers to cancer of any of the structures of the upper throat and airway. This includes laryngeal cancer...

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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is an abnormal growth of thyroid gland tissue that usually arises from a pre-existing thyroid nodule.

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Thyroid Nodules

The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped organ that sits in the neck in front of your windpipe. This gland produces...

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Traumatic Nerve Injuries

The peripheral nerves include are all of the nervous system connections outside of the brain and spinal cord. They control...

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is also known as tic douloureux. This has been sometimes described as the “most excruciating pain known...

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Turbinate Hypertrophy

Turbinates are two spongy curled bones that protrude into the nasal passages. They are located bilaterally on both sides of...

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Ulnar Nerve Compression

Ulnar nerve entrapment occurs when you have too much pressure in the nerve that crosses your elbow from muscles, bones,...

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