Occipital Neuralgia is a pain condition affecting the nerves that provide sensation to the back of the head. Occipital refers to the back of the head and neuralgia refers to pain coming from a nerve. It can be caused by a number of factors, but most commonly we see this condition in our practice as […]
In a previous article, we discussed the important topic of concussions (also known as mild traumatic brain injury or mTBI) and their incidence, mechanisms of injury, and signs and symptoms. We also identified that there is no objective way to diagnose mTBI/concussions. As a result, medical providers look to clinical criteria or checklists to make […]
Trauma to the face often involves dental injury, including a tooth that has been chipped, dislodged or knocked out. It is especially important to take quick action (within 30 minutes) for a tooth that has been knocked out (avulsed) for the best results.
Labor can be divided into three stages. The final stage of labor, delivery of the placenta, is a necessary part of the labor process. Complications of a retained placenta include life-threatening bleeding or infection. These may require a blood transfusion, hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, and/or surgery.
Fractures of the collarbone, are by far the most common birth-related fracture in newborns. Prolonged second stage of labor is associated with clavicle fractures. Learn more about neonatal injuries may be helpful in the prevention and/or diagnosis.
The importance of bicycle safety made headlines when news broke that former 7 foot 6 inch NBA player, Shawn Bradley, was tragically paralyzed while riding his bike. He was hit from behind by a minivan. The incident occurred on January 20, 2021. We have been informed that since the crash, Bradley, the former 1993 number […]
An estimated 2.8 million individuals sustain a concussion or traumatic brain injury each year. Of those, 282,000 are hospitalized and 50,000 will not survive. In a previous article, we discussed how traumatic brain injuries are assessed. Today, we will examine potential emerging technologies in the evaluation and treatment of these injuries. Currently, the evaluation and […]
Through extensive research, the medical community has identified risk factors that you should understand to increase your chances of a heart-healthy life. Risk factors can be classified into those that cannot be changed; risk factors that can be treated or modified; and risk factors that can contribute but whose overall impact has not yet been […]