Epilepsy Treatment Options Gain Ground

One in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. Yet despite the development of a number of new medications, up to one-third of people with epilepsy do not respond adequately to medications. Even going from four seizures a month to four a year can leave people profoundly limited by their condition. [...]

By |2019-02-12T15:57:13-05:00February 12th, 2019|

Migraines: The Basics

More than 4 million people experience chronic migraines and have up to 15 migraines per month. The headaches arrive with severe, throbbing pain that can last for days. Migraines cause lost productivity and a reduced quality of life. Diagnosis The first step is to meet with a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in treating headaches. [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:43:21-05:00July 19th, 2018|

Migraines: The Basics

More than 4 million people experience chronic migraines and have up to 15 migraines per month. The headaches arrive with severe, throbbing pain that can last for days. Migraines cause lost productivity and a reduced quality of life. Diagnosis The first step is to meet with a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in treating headaches. [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:13:30-05:00February 25th, 2017|

Beat Migraines to the Punch

Beyond their debilitating pain, one thing is certain about chronic migraine headaches: they affect your ability to function on a daily basis. Fortunately, a new 15-minute nerve block procedure, called SphenoCath, fights severe headache pain head on. And, it’s available at North Kansas City Hospital. “I was having anywhere between 16 and 29 migraines each [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:14:12-05:00January 16th, 2017|

6 Unexpected Medical Uses for Botox

Botox, perhaps best known for its wrinkle-reducing powers, is helping the healthcare industry. One of its most interesting uses involves stroke survivors. After a stroke, muscle spasms in the arm or leg muscles are one of the most challenging obstacles a survivor faces. Spasms can be painful. They often restrict coordination and limit muscle movement, [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:17:08-05:00May 23rd, 2016|

Noggin Knowledge

A hard bonk on the head can be serious business. That’s the message the Brain Injury Association of America wants to spread during Brain Injury Awareness Month. Every 13 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a traumatic brain injury as the result of a playground accident, car crash, assault, fall or sports-related mishap. Even the [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:18:44-05:00March 7th, 2016|