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Is a Pinched Nerve the Cause of My 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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ObamaCare Criticized by AMA National Meeting

Dr. Vernon Rowe just returned from the AMA House of Delegates meeting in Chicago. He was the delegate from the specialty society the American Society of Neuroimaging. He was seated with the Kansas Delegation and attended the Heart of America

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New Back & Neck Pain Articles Discuss Avoiding Surgery

Here at RNI we take great care to make sure patients’ lives are improved for the long term. Acute back and neck pain is an area where beginning with a conservative approach is crucial to long-term outcomes, as a single

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Clinical Trial: Spasticity in MS

Researchers are conducting a study to evaluate an investigational drug for spasticity in people with MS. View more information about this clinical trial. As one of the MS centers participating in the study, Rowe Neurology Institute is now enrolling patients.

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The Best Example of the RNI Patient Journey, Frustrations Included

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 Bulging Disc in Lumbar Spine

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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Hospital Fees Drive Rising Cost of Health Care

Steven Brill writes in Time Magazine that hospital profit margins are extraordinarily high for supposedly non-profit institutions, and are largely responsible for the rising health care costs in the United States.

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Diagnosing Dementia: Is the Folstein Test Reliable?

The mini-mental status examination (MMSE), or Folstein Test, should never be used as the sole test for dementia, because it ignores factors only a neurological examination and more thorough neurocognitive testing can accurately evaluate.

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Sleep Test: Check Your Sleep Quality with a Short Quiz

The sleep specialists at RNI have put together an online survey to help visitors assess the quality of their sleep based on their waking experiences.

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When Hospitals Buy Doctors’ Practice, Patients Clear Losers

THREE DISTINCT WAYS PATIENTS LOSE when hospitals own a majority of physicians in a community or a region.

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