1. Tips on Preventing Migraines

    Many people struggle with constant headaches and migraines. When chronic headaches are slowing you down, your quality of life is decreased and you are living in pain, you want relief that lasts. The neurologists at Phoenix Neurological Associates care about your brain health and want you to wake up each morning and go out into the bright world pain-free. Preventing headac…Read More

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    Athletes and CTE

    With the end of the football season, there may be a lot of talk about the number of concussions that players sustained. The frequent abuse that football players endure is a controversial aspect to the game. With more and more information about brain health and neurological impairments related to brain injuries, focus is being put on players mental performance years after …Read More

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    Keep Your Brain Young

    Keeping your brain strong and healthy is more than just eating a handful of blueberries each day and playing Sudoku puzzles. These things are great of course, but what else should be done to improve brain health? The brain is a wonderfully complex organ and many bodily functions are dependent on the brain. Signals from the brain are sent throughout the body telling your f…Read More

  4. Helping Your Loved One After a Stroke

    Sometimes, stroke recovery is very quick, within 30 days and with minimal symptoms, but this is not always the case. Many stroke survivors will have a new set of both physical and emotional needs upon returning home, and some symptoms may never go away. If your loved one has survived a stroke and will be returning home, keep the following tips in mind to promote a fast and…Read More

  5. Exercise For a Healthy Brain

    When most people consider what it takes to keep their brains healthy, they look to literature, puzzles, mathematics, brain training games, and other intellectual pursuits. These mentally stimulating activities are important for the brain, to be sure, but exercising the brain isn’t just about flexing those intellectual muscles; it’s about flexing your actual muscles, to…Read More

  6. My Loved One Has ALS

    If your loved one has received an ALS diagnosis (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease), you may be angry, scared, upset, or in shock, but your loved one will need you now more than ever before. We understand that ALS can be a downright frightening disease, but there are many small things you can do to support your loved one. Keep the following …Read More

  7. The Basics of Dystonia

    As neurologists, we treat a wide variety of conditions, many of which can occur concurrently or seem to indicate any number of diagnoses. It can sometimes be tricky as professionals to get to the bottom of a particular set of symptoms because they may resemble another condition than the one that is causing the problem. One such condition is dystonia, a neurological moveme…Read More

  8. Understanding the Nerve Biopsy

    When your neurologist or other physician recommends a nerve biopsy, it can be pretty intimidating to consider. After all, you nerves are what keep your body functioning correctly, and now your doctor wants to poke and prod at one of them? Here at Phoenix Neurological Associates, we understand that diagnostic tests, such as biopsies, can be scary, especially if you’ve ne…Read More

  9. Avoid These Foods For a Healthy Brain

    In a previous blog post, we discussed some of the best foods you can eat to keep your brain healthy and functioning at optimal levels, but eating all of the right things won’t do much if you’re also consuming foods and beverages that are bad for your brain. Let’s round out this discussion on brain health with some foods you should avoid in order to promote optimal b…Read More

  10. Stay Hydrated For Optimal Brain Function

    Do you have a poor memory, struggle with focusing, or otherwise just feel foggy upstairs? It could be that you’re not drinking enough water. Most Americans, up to three quarters of us in fact, suffer from chronic dehydration despite the fact that the majority of us understand the importance of staying hydrated. We’ve all been told for years to drink X ounces or glasses…Read More