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When to See a Brain and Spine Specialist After an Accident

September 21, 2022

Auto accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. Riding in a car often feels like a secure, safe environment. However, when an auto accident occurs, the reality is that the human body is not designed to withstand the force of the collision. Even…

Which Part of Brain Controls Balance?

August 16, 2022

NOTICE: It is important to remember that dizziness can sometimes be a sign of stroke. If you experience dizziness paired with confusion, double vision, headache or numbness on one side of your body, please seek emergency medical attention. Several parts…

Can Brain and Spine Myelin be Healed?

July 29, 2022

The nervous system is a delicate and intricate system with hundreds of billions of moving parts that control every aspect of your body’s functioning. With all those sensitive nerve endings and signal receptors comes the need for some type of…

Special Community Presentation for Medical Professionals Featuring Brain and Spine’s Dr. Khurram Nazir

June 13, 2022

Hosted by HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital While patients are our top priority, staff members of the Brain & Spine Specialists also spend time teaching and giving presentations focused on neurology. In fact, they are also clinical faculty members of…

“Regular” Pain or Neuropathy? What’s the Difference?

June 9, 2022

It is nearly impossible to predict when pain will strike. When pain is present, knowing what is causing it (and addressing it as soon as possible) is critical, as it may signal a broader underlying problem. But how can you…

The Most Common Causes of Back Pain and How to Prevent Them

May 17, 2022

Back pain is a prevalent ailment among the global population, affecting approximately one in every four people. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor posture, increased stress and even lack of exercise. Fortunately, there are several…

What are the Types of Pain Management?

April 5, 2022

Pain is a basic human instinct that is characterized by nerves responding to external or internal stimuli in a way that the brain can recognize and process. This instinct plays a critical role in human survival but can sometimes do…

What Spine Vertebrae Correspond to Different Areas of Pain?

March 23, 2022

The spine is a fascinating part of the human anatomy that is made up of many intricate parts working together to support the core of a torso. In total, there are seven cervical vertebrae, twelve thoracic vertebrae, five lumbar vertebrae,…

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

February 23, 2022

Among the most common nerve disorders patients experience today, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects more than eight million people across the globe each year and is often very treatable. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms The most common symptom of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome…

What is an Epidural?

January 13, 2022

We hear about epidural injections frequently in the medical world, but what exactly are they? An epidural injection is a minimally invasive method of relieving pain and/or swelling for patients that are not responding to the more conservative treatments. The…

What is a Spine Specialist?

December 16, 2021

When researching neurologists, spine specialists, or brain specialists, you may notice that our office offers all three. Although there are many overlapping similarities, spine specialists are trained professionals with years of experience in their specific field. Who is a Spine…

Beary Merry Christmas to Seniors

November 11, 2021

UPDATE: Season of Giving Success! Early last month, we asked the community to help us make the holiday season merry and bright for local seniors with donations of Teddy Bears, comfort items, and toiletries. We are excited to say that…

Brain Specialists & Spine Specialists: What’s the Difference?

October 6, 2021

Often in the world of Neurology, brain specialists and spine specialists are lumped into one category. The fact of the matter is that the two specialists have some similarities but many differences as well. With complex symptoms and diagnoses becoming…

The Three Most Common Neurological Disorders

August 9, 2021

Defined as disorders that affect the brain and nerves found throughout the body and spinal cord, neurological disorders include a wide range of conditions, some relatively common and many others that are considered rare. According to the U.S. National Library…

How Can Botox Help Migraines?

June 18, 2021

Whether they develop earlier in life or later, on average, migraines affect nearly 12 percent of Americans each day. Though there are several environmental and lifestyle factors that can trigger a migraine, some individuals – such as women, those with…

What is an MRI?

May 25, 2021

If your doctor has recently requested that you have an MRI completed, you may find yourself with a lot of questions. How does an MRI work? How long does an MRI take? What does an MRI show? This can all…

Back Pain: Who Can You Rely on To Have Your Back?

April 21, 2021

There could be many different things to blame for causing chronic back pain that impacts everyday life. In youth and middle age, back pain can often be attributed to soft tissue injuries; as the body ages, it is more common…

What Happens at a Pain Management Consultation?

March 29, 2021

Why Schedule a Pain Management Consultation? If you’re struggling with chronic pain and are looking for a way to ease it, a pain management consultation may be just what you need. Besides medication, pain physicians can help you manage pain…

Celebrating Valentine’s Day during COVID With a Loved One With Dementia

February 8, 2021

COVID-19 has affected many aspects of our daily lives, including changing how we can safely celebrate important holidays. Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day to celebrate romance. It’s also a day to show the people around you that you love…

COVID-19 Vaccinations: What You Need to Know

February 2, 2021

With COVID-19 numbers on the rise and vaccinations being rolled out worldwide, many of you may be wondering how you can get yours locally. COVID-19 vaccinations are now available in Bay County and surrounding areas of Northwest Florida for seniors…

How to Ensure Your Quarantined Loved Ones Still Feel Loved

December 18, 2020

Quarantine can be a very lonely time for everyone Quarantine is especially lonely for our older loved ones who we can’t see because of the Coronavirus. It’s so important to make sure the people in your life know you’re still…

Understanding Anxiety Caused by Doctor Visits

November 16, 2020

Do you ever feel your chest go tight or your legs bounce up and down uncontrollably as you sit in your doctor’s office waiting room? If you do, then you might be suffering from anxiety caused by iatrophobia, or the…

Daily Migraines

October 4, 2020

Migraine VS Headaches Migraines are typically thought of as a severe headache, but headaches are only one symptom of migraines. Migraines are a type of headache disorder that can cause severe pain and multiple other symptoms. Most people who suffer…

Alzheimer’s Disease: Do You Have All Of The Facts?

September 15, 2020

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s Disease is a brain disorder that deteriorates memory and thinking skills. Eventually, the ability to do daily tasks will soon decline as well. Alzheimer’s is the most common reason for the loss of cognitive functioning,…

Dementia vs. COVID 19: What You Need To Know

September 3, 2020

What is Dementia? Dementia is a group of diseases that can impair memory, concentration, and other cognitive abilities. Cognitive symptoms range from memory loss, confusion, and difficulty communicating and problem solving to uncoordinated motor functions and the inability to plan…