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Fibromyalgia, Is it Real?

Fibromyalgia. Is it real? Maybe. The symptoms are real, but many “fibromyalgia” clinics do patients a disservice by handing out anti-inflammatory drugs and antidepressants without first attempting to determine the real cause of the symptoms. I have been a neurologist

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Sleep Apnea Can Cause Headache and Pinched Nerve Neck Pain

Got migraines? Your sleep apnea may be to blame! Sleep apnea can cause headache and pinched nerve neck pain, or cervical radiculopathy, as recently reported by RNI researchers at several professional meetings. Kansas City Neurologists at the Rowe Neurology Institute

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More Than An Open Low Cost MRI–A Neurologist Who Can Read It and Treat You

We believe an MRI, just like an EMG, a Sleep Study, an EEG, and nearly every other test we use, is merely an extension of the neurological history and examination. So you need an Open Low Cost MRI that is

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How Good Sleep Helps Neck and Back Pain Sufferers Stay Active

A new study titled “Better Quality Sleep Promotes Daytime Physical Activity in Patients with Chronic Pain? A Multilevel Analysis of the Within-Person Relationship” indicates that sufferers of chronic pain can help to maintain their physical mobility by improving the quality

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Extreme Sports Players Have More Head and Neck Injuries

Medical practitioners have long exhibited concern over the dangers posed by participation in sporting activities to the human brain. Now, a new study, which was presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), has

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High Incidence of Back Pain a Global Burden

When you hear the term “worldwide health epidemic,” what is your first thought? Malnutrition, maybe, or some other malady largely associated with third world countries? As is it turns out, there is a global epidemic that is very much a

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Is a Pinched Nerve the Cause of My Neck Pain? | Pinched Nerve Neck Pain

Pinched nerve neck pain can be debilitating, and some who experience it elect to have surgery to fix the issue. Rarely surgery is necessary, but it comes with risks, expense, and an extended recovery period. Before seeking surgery, those who

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Un-necessary Surgery for Back Pain a Huge Problem in the US

Five times as many operations for back pain are done in the US, compared with the UK, and twice as many as are done in Canada and Europe. The US has far more neurosurgeons per capita than these areas of

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Back Pain and Sleep Breathing Disorders | Rowe Neurology Institute

No patient has been more candid about her feelings about RNI than this woman. She came to RNI for acute back pain that flared up on vacation away from Kansas City. It made her suddenly unable to walk anywhere, shop,

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RNI Discovers Connection Between Restless Leg Syndrome and Back Pain-Pinched Nerve In the Back

Studying electronic medical records for its patients, and particularly sleep study patients who had also been diagnosed with lumbar radiculopathy (discs impinging nerves), Rowe Neurology Institute researchers uncovered a link between lumbar problems and restless leg syndrome (RLS), as well as increased sleep disturbances.

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