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David Newell, MD
Cerebrovascular, Spinal, and Brain Tumor Neurosurgery located in Seattle, WA
Cerebrovascular, Spinal, and Brain Tumor Neurosurgery located in Seattle, WA
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Causes of Spinal Pain
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The most common type of spinal pain occurs in the lower back area. That aching pain can contribute to lost work days and interfere with normal daily life. The most common cause of pain in this area is muscle sprains or strains, so it’s important to practice proper form when exercising or lifting heavy objects to avoid any injury.

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What Is Hydrocephalus?
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Hydrocephalus may often be referred to as water on the brain, but the water is CSF, a clear fluid that surrounds both the brain and spinal cord that helps to protect it from shock. If this fluid builds up and becomes too much, this can result in increased pressure on the brain. If not treated, brain damage can result.

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How Does a Migraine Affect Your Body?
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A migraine is not just a headache; it can affect your entire body. Aside from pain, it can affect your brain in ways that make it hard to focus, read, concentrate, speak, or make decisions. The pain can radiate down from your head to your neck and shoulders, resulting in a dull ache and tenderness. Cold or heat can help to soothe a migraine, so next time one hits, reach for the ice pack or heat pad to see what helps ease your pain.

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CT Scan
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If a brain tumor is suspected, a CT scan can help to confirm that diagnosis. It does so by taking numerous x-rays from several different angles, providing a clear picture of your brain. It is a painless procedure that can be performed in a hospital or outpatient setting.

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Carotid Endarterectomy Specialist
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Your carotid artery is responsible for bringing blood to your head and brain. If your carotid artery is backed up with plaque, this can result in reduced blood flow to your brain. This puts you at increased risk of serious conditions such as stroke or brain damage, even resulting in death. A carotid endarterectomy is a procedure to help remove fatty plaque deposits to improve blood flow. To learn more about carotid endarterectomy, schedule an appointment online: http://ow.ly/RXCq30njiRZ


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Common Spine Problems
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Your spine helps to support your head and keeps you sitting upright, but problems are common. One of the most common spine problems is a slipped disk between your vertebrae. This can happen if too much stress or pressure is put on your spine over time, causing a disk to tear. It can cause pain, or you may feel numb in these areas.

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Signs and Symptoms of Brain Tumor
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Sudden onset of a seizure should be a warning sign that something isn’t right. It can happen due to several reasons, many of them neurological. It can be the first sign of a brain tumor, and shouldn’t be ignored. Up to fifty percent of people who have brain tumors can experience a seizure, so it’s important to talk to your doctor if you experience any neurological changes.

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Brain Tumor/Cancer
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Primary brain tumors are referred to as gliomas. A primary tumor means that the tumor has originated in the brain and can then spread to other parts of the body. They are graded in severity from 1-4, one meaning the tumor is benign, and four meaning the tumor is malignant and spreading quickly.

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Stretches for Sciatica Pain Relief
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The last thing you may be thinking about when dealing with sciatica pain is stretching or exercise, but it could help ease your pain. With any exercise, take it slow and pay attention to your body, so you don’t overwork any area. Many of these exercises can be done anywhere, making them a great option to add to your daily routine.

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Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation Specialist
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A cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a condition that is usually inherited from birth that causes blood vessels to tangle together. This results in abnormal blood flow and symptoms such as sudden, severe headache, seizures, weakness, vision loss, and trouble speaking. If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr. David Newell to address and treat this issue. http://ow.ly/iM3v30njiRU

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