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Magnetoencephalography Nov 6th, 2019

If you visit this site often enough you will hear of mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI). The "mild" part is a cruel misnomer that has very little to do with long term prognosis or the functional severity of the injuries to brain networks. A mild traumatic brain injury can be...

Getting Ready for Your First MRI Nov 4th, 2019

It’s completely normal to feel nervous about your first MRI. It’s a new experience that can seem scary at first, but is completely safe for most people! Knowing what to expect will put your mind at ease.  MRI -- magnetic resonance imaging -- is performed so Dr. David Sudderth can...

What is TMS? Oct 21st, 2019

TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation is a type of neuromodulation. Sometimes you will see “r” before the TMS which stands for “repetitive.” The stimuli are given in a train of impulses.TMS may be confused with transcranial direct current stimulation which involves the placement of electrodes typically over the forehead. This...

Sleep is Key Oct 21st, 2019

Most of us are a bit cavalier about our nightly repose. We shouldn’t be. For most of us, skipping a few meals would be better especially in terms of safety. Missing sleep on a chronic basis can inflame the brain, cause mood disorders, impair our safety, and set us up...

My Hand is Numb Oct 21st, 2019

Numbness in the hand is one of the more frequently encountered symptoms in the medical field. While the brain and spinal cord can be the source of the patient’s numbness, this and similar symptoms will usually arise from the nerve roots or points further toward the hand. Pinched nerves in...

Can my neck be causing my headaches? Oct 16th, 2019

Neck pain can be a significant feature of many headache types.  Migraine and tension-type headaches are often accompanied by neck pain. Some of the more serious types of headaches such as subarachnoid hemorrhage and meningitis often involve severe pain in the head and neck area. Although headaches can be associated...

Taking your back pain personally! Oct 15th, 2019

We are all different. Not just our faces and fingerprints but also our brains, immune system, etc. The list goes on and on. So, of course, our illnesses and response to injury is going to be individualized. Hippocrates cautions: It is far more important to know what person the disease...