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Dr. Cerullo video-blogs about neurology, specifically brain tumors and spine disorders. Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop talks about hip and knee disorders and surgical procedures for correcting them. Dr. Randall Kertz discusses chiropractic and acupuncture-based health care.
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A Couple of Conditions: Pinched Nerve and Facet Syndrome by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Two very common conditions seen by chiropractic and medical doctors alike are pinched nerves and facet syndromes. But first, a little anatomy and physiology: In the human body ... Read on »
A high performance knee prosthesis for the master athlete by NOHC Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain The Mobile Bearing Knee design was approved for United States introduction in February of 2008. I learned about mobile bearing designs during my orthopedic travels in Japan ... Read on »
Arthritis by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Arthritis is a condition caused by the progressive loss or degeneration of cartilage, the substance found in joints between bones which allows for movement and separation of b ... Read on »
Blood Clots by NOHC Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain I recently had a patient present to my office with a complaint of local sharp pain in the back of her leg which had started recently without precipitating factors. The pain wa ... Read on »
Caution on Concussions by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Dr. Gail Rosseau, CINN neurosurgeon, discusses the rising concern for concussions caused as a result of participation in youth sports. Experts say concussions have grown from ... Read on »
Chest Tightness by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Many times tight chest muscles as by products of other muscular tightness can mimic heart conditions. One finds themselves in a stressful situation which may be recent or buil ... Read on »
Diagnostics used to reveal the size, location and nature of a brain tumor by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Dr. Len Cerullo, neurosurgeon, discusses the diagnostic tools used by neurosurgeons to reveal the size, location and nature of a brain tumor.  The various types of imaging s ... Read on »
Discs and Low Back Pain by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain A common cause of low back pain is the disc, a structure made out of cartilage which sits between the bones that make up the spinal column, called vertebrae. The disc serves ... Read on »
Do you want to improve your sex life? Then get a new joint—hip or knee that is by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Sexual relations are a legitimate but often embarrassing subject so patients shy away from the discussion. I have decided to address sexual relations through the following que ... Read on »
Don’t wait too long for joint replacement by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain The conventional medical advice has been to delay joint replacement as long as possible so as to avoid a second operation when the initial artificial joint wears out. Histor ... Read on »
Dr. Cerullo Discusses CINN’s decision to join NorthShore University Medical Center by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Leonard Cerullo, MD, Medical Director of the Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago, Founder and Medical Director of the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neurorese ... Read on »
Dr. Stadlan’s Description of Spondylolisthesis by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Normally the bones in the spine, known as vertebrae, are stacked up one on top of the other very nicely, so that all the back ends line up, and the front ends line up. If one ... Read on »
Femoral Acetabular Impingement by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain There is a relatively recent addition to the potential causes of hip arthritis that we are investigating at the Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago: Femoral Acetabular ... Read on »
Gail Rosseau, MD - Discusses Glioblastmas by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Dr. Gail Rosseau, CINN neurosurgeon, reviews the incidence, symptoms, diagnostic tools and treatment options for glioblastomas. She also discusses current areas of research wh ... Read on »
Gail Rosseau, MD - Discusses Pituitary Tumors by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Dr. Gail Rosseau, board-certified neurosurgeon and U.S. Surgeon General candidate, discusses the prevalence and most common symptoms related to pituitary tumors. Vision distur ... Read on »
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery From the Patient’s Perspective by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Leonard Cerullo, MD, one of the most experienced neurosurgeons in the country using the Gamma Knife to deliver stereotactic radiation to brain tumors, discusses the Gamma Knif ... Read on »
Heat and Cold Therapy by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain Frequently I will use heat or cold therapy in the office to assist in the healing process. Here are some thoughts about these treatment modalities (Please note that this is no ... Read on »
Keeping the Chicago Red Stars “Kicking” by NOHC Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Back & Neck Pain The Chicago Red Stars Women’s Professional Soccer Team speaks out about the exceptional medical care they receive at the Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Prest ... Read on »