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Concern About Concussions at the Draft Combine: What NFL Players Have Taught Us

Every year, the National Football League (NFL) stages its annual “Draft Combine,” where highly regarded college players undergo medical examinations and perform drills for teams that might consider drafting them in the spring. This week-long event also serves as an opportunity for league officials and medical specialists to update the teams and the public on the […]

How a New Treatment for ADHD Might Offer Relief for Epilepsy

There’s new hope for those who suffer from the debilitating condition of epilepsy. A minimally invasive procedure recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children holds promise for helping the 65 million people suffering from epilepsy. One of the neurosurgeons who helped evaluate this new treatment […]

World Cup Player, Farfan, Suffers a Concussion: What You Should Know for Your Soccer Player

Since its inaugural tournament in 1930, every four years the FIFA World Cup soccer championship has drawn some of the largest audiences for a sporting event around the world. Literally billions of television viewers watch this hyper-competitive spectacle, and the players involved become well-known public figures to fans who might not otherwise have ever heard […]

A Texas Back Institute Neurosurgeon Explains how Neuroplasticity Allows the Brain to Heal Itself

The human brain has an enormous capacity for work. Ironically, it is currently impossible for humans to understand the extent of this capacity due to medical science’s limited understanding of how the brain operates. However, neuroscientists and neurosurgeons such as those at Texas Back Institute who work with brain-related conditions know that it is the command […]

A Promising New Procedure for Treating Epilepsy

Even though more than 65 million people worldwide and 3 million Americans suffer from epilepsy, a neurological disorder of the brain that causes seizures, very few of them talk about the condition. This suggests the presence of a stigma, dating back to the dawn of modern medicine that is based on a misunderstanding of the […]

Breakthrough Medicine: How Epilepsy, Stroke, Migraines and other Chronic Conditions can be Treated Without Drugs

There are at least two problems associated with using drugs to treat neurological disorders such as migraine headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy, and strokes. First, some of these drugs often have significant negative side effects, and second, they can be ineffective. Recently, a new treatment for these conditions has been explored and reported on in both […]

The Brain Trust at Texas Back Institute is Growing- Welcome Neurosurgeon Akwasi Boah

The newest member of the world class surgical team at Texas Back Institute is a native of Brooklyn, New York and is a first generation Ghanaian American. Dr. Akwasi Boah was introduced to the medical profession as a toddler. “My father was a pediatrician and my mother was a nurse when I was born,” he […]

Follow These Four Rules and Avoid Moving Day Back Pain

Pack up all your dishes. Make note of all good wishes. ~Guy Clark The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area is one of the most dynamic in the United States. Large companies such as Toyota are relocating plants and offices to North Texas and smaller, more entrepreneurial companies are sprouting up every day. This business growth is […]

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