This week marks Brain Awareness Week, the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. At Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates, the advancement and impact of brain science is critical to the work we do for our patients every single day. We asked our own neurologist, Dr. Ki Jung, why it’s important to support the advancement of brain science.Read More
As our body’s primary structural support system, the spine has a lot of functions: it helps us remain mobile, gives us flexibility, and protects our spinal cord. When the spine is injured, everyday movements like carrying groceries, walking, and picking up children or grandchildren can become painful — and sometimes impossible. Read on to learn more about how to sit and stand properly when experiencing back pain.
Learn the top 10 myths about back pain by readying this blog and listening to physiatrist, Sanjiv Lakhia, DO as he provides a straightforward approach to treating and preventing back and spine issues. Additionally, he addresses health and wellness issues, navigating the healthcare system, and safe and effective treatment options for back problems.Read More
The statistics surrounding back injuries among adults is alarming and reflects how grave this problem is in society today. About 80% of adults will experience this type of injury, and at least 1 million of recorded cases are caused by manual labor, with trailer truck drivers as the top type of workers suffering from it.
Holiday shopping season is upon us, and there’s something out there for everyone. Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia reflects on the guests that decked the halls of Back Talk Doc in 2022 and compiled a list of the top ten gifts for people with back pain.Read More
Your hearing can give you the best clues that something around you isn’t right. But did you know that your lack of hearing can also give you signs? This was the case for one of our patients, Sandra. She sought out answers from her primary care physician, who referred her to Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates PA. After further investigation by the team at CEENTA, she was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor that needed surgical removal. CEENTA neurotologist Brendan O’Connell, MD, and CNSA neurosurgeon, Dr. Scott Wait collaborated together and completed the intervention necessary to get Sandra back to living life to the fullest. Teamwork makes the dream work!Read More
We are now offering LSVT BIG®, a physical therapy program for Parkinson's disease and similar conditions in our Charlotte office! According to LSVT Global, LSVT BIG treatment is customized to each person's specific needs and goals, regardless of the stage or severity of your condition.Read More
As an adult, the main thing to check for is pelvic-spine-shoulder alignment, making sure that any malalignment does not progress over time. The symptoms that signal a worsening spinal deformity include more muscle strain and stress around the spine area. So if you find yourself requiring treatment, you are not alone.Read More