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Understanding the Key Differences Between Anxiety Tingling and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Tingling

Understanding the Key Differences Between Anxiety Tingling and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Tingling

June 12, 2024 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Have you ever felt a strange tingling sensation and wondered if it’s something serious like multiple sclerosis (MS) or maybe just situational anxiety? You’re not alone. Lots of people experience bouts of anxiety, and it can cause symptoms that mimic…

Younger Than You Think: What’s the Average Age of MS Diagnosis?

Younger Than You Think: What’s the Average Age of MS Diagnosis?

April 10, 2024 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Does 20 or 30 sound young to be diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? You might be surprised to learn that the average age of MS diagnosis is younger than many people think. It’s a common belief that Multiple Sclerosis (MS)…

Neurological vs Psychological – A Closer Look at Neurologists and Psychiatrists

Neurological vs Psychological – A Closer Look at Neurologists and Psychiatrists

March 21, 2024 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Understanding the distinction between neurological and psychological issues is vital in the healthcare landscape, especially considering the potential for significant overlap between the two. In a nutshell, Neurology specializes in disorders affecting the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord,…

The Connection Between Mental Health and Neurology

The Connection Between Mental Health and Neurology

February 12, 2024 | Brain and Spine Specialists

The Interwoven Pathways of Neurology and Mental Health The intricate connection between neurology and mental health unveils a complex relationship where the physical state of the brain directly influences psychological well-being. This dynamic interplay suggests that to fully understand and…

What Does a Neurologist Do on Your First Visit? Preparing for Your Appointment

What Does a Neurologist Do on Your First Visit? Preparing for Your Appointment

January 24, 2024 | Brain and Spine Specialists

As we step into a new year, prioritizing health becomes a key resolution for many. Visiting a neurologist for the first time can be a part of this journey. This blog aims to demystify the process and help you prepare…

How Cold Weather Can Aggravate Nerve Pain and 5 Tips to Find Relief

How Cold Weather Can Aggravate Nerve Pain and 5 Tips to Find Relief

December 19, 2023 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Winter in Florida may not bring snow, but the cooler days we experience can still pose challenges for those suffering from nerve-related pain. At Brain and Spine Specialists, we often notice that it’s more than just a coincidence when patients…

Can My Hand Cramps Be a Sign of Something Serious, Like Carpal Tunnel?

Can My Hand Cramps Be a Sign of Something Serious, Like Carpal Tunnel?

November 16, 2023 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Hand cramps can be as perplexing as they are painful. Whether clenching during a morning stretch or seizing up after hours of typing, the experience is not just uncomfortable—it can be genuinely alarming. For many of us, these unexpected twinges…

Is Epilepsy Genetic? A Closer Look at What’s in Your DNA

Is Epilepsy Genetic? A Closer Look at What’s in Your DNA

October 24, 2023 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Epilepsy is not an uncommon condition, with one out of every 26 individuals being affected. As the fourth most common neurological disorder, its causes have been the subject of extensive research and discussion.  Among the many questions that arise, the…

The Road to Recovery: Signs Your Pinched Nerve Is Healing

The Road to Recovery: Signs Your Pinched Nerve Is Healing

September 22, 2023 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Guiding Your Journey to Recovery In the delicate world of neurological health, a pinched or compressed nerve can often be a source of persistent discomfort and pain. At Brain & Spine, we stand by a mission grounded in compassion, expertise,…

Can You Get a Concussion Without Hitting Your Head?: Concussion Facts Everyone Should Know

Can You Get a Concussion Without Hitting Your Head?: Concussion Facts Everyone Should Know

August 22, 2023 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Concussions, often visualized as a direct result of a head blow in sports or accidents, are far more intricate than most realize. They’re shrouded in myths and misconceptions, prompting many to ask: Can you have a concussion without knowing? We’ll…

How Can Stiff and Tight Muscles Result in Back Pain?

How Can Stiff and Tight Muscles Result in Back Pain?

July 26, 2023 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Back pain can be a debilitating condition that affects people of all ages and lifestyles. While there are various causes of back pain, one common factor that often contributes to this discomfort is the presence of stiff and tight muscles.…

How Many Nerves Are in the Human Body?

How Many Nerves Are in the Human Body?

June 23, 2023 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Exploring the intricacies of the human body often leads us on a journey filled with fascinating discoveries and marvels. Questions about the number, extent, and roles of nerves in our body are particularly captivating. In this exploration, we’ll delve into…

Stroke Vs Seizure: How to tell the Difference

Stroke Vs Seizure: How to tell the Difference

May 15, 2023 | Brain and Spine Specialists

If you or a loved one have ever suffered from a stroke or seizure, you know how frightening and confusing it can be to determine which condition is being experienced. Despite some similarities between these two health issues, there are…

Migraine Vs Headache: When to See a Doctor

Migraine Vs Headache: When to See a Doctor

March 22, 2023 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Do you suffer from headaches or migraines? If so, it’s likely that you have found yourself wondering what the differences between these two common ailments are—and when to seek medical help. While they may seem similar, there are key distinctions…

Parkinson’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Parkinson’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

February 15, 2023 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Most people know about Parkinson’s disease from movies or TV shows, where the main character often shakes uncontrollably. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Parkinson’s disease is a serious neurological disorder that affects both the mind and…

Brain & Spine Community Health Fair

Brain & Spine Community Health Fair

December 21, 2022 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Community members gather for the Community Health Fair at the Panama City Beach Senior Center on Wednesday, February 15th from 10 AM – 12 Noon! This event is proudly sponsored by Brain & Spine Specialists and is being held in…

Running with a Bad Back

Running with a Bad Back

December 21, 2022 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Even if you have a bad back, there are still ways to stay in shape and get your exercise. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition, you should consult your doctor before engaging in any physical activity. But…

Lower Your Stroke Risk: 12 Simple Lifestyle Changes

Lower Your Stroke Risk: 12 Simple Lifestyle Changes

October 27, 2022 | Brain and Spine Specialists

Around 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year. That’s one person every 40 seconds. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the US, and they are also a leading cause of adult disability. So…

When to See a Brain and Spine Specialist After an Accident

When to See a Brain and Spine Specialist After an Accident

September 21, 2022 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

Which Part of Brain Controls Balance?

August 16, 2022 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

Can Brain and Spine Myelin be Healed?

July 29, 2022 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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

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

June 13, 2022 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

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

June 9, 2022 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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

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

May 17, 2022 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

What are the Types of Pain Management?

April 5, 2022 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

What Spine Vertebrae Correspond to Different Areas of Pain?

March 23, 2022 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

February 23, 2022 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

What is an Epidural?

January 13, 2022 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

What is a Spine Specialist?

December 16, 2021 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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

Beary Merry Christmas to Seniors

November 11, 2021 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

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

October 6, 2021 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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

The Three Most Common Neurological Disorders

August 9, 2021 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

How Can Botox Help Migraines?

June 18, 2021 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

What is an MRI?

May 25, 2021 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

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

April 21, 2021 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

What Happens at a Pain Management Consultation?

March 29, 2021 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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

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

February 8, 2021 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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

COVID-19 Vaccinations: What You Need to Know

February 2, 2021 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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

How to Ensure Your Quarantined Loved Ones Still Feel Loved

December 18, 2020 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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

Understanding Anxiety Caused by Doctor Visits

November 16, 2020 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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

Daily Migraines

October 4, 2020 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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?

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

September 15, 2020 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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

Dementia vs. COVID 19: What You Need To Know

September 3, 2020 | Brain and Spine Specialists

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…