The Dangers of Wildfire Smoke on the Body

In this week’s blog post, we’re taking a look at the negative impacts of wildfire smoke on the human body. While the topic resides slightly outside of our normal content, our community in Portland is currently battling the challenges of wildfire smoke in...

What are amniotic injections?

Kuether Brain and Spine is always looking to be on the forefront of medicine. Our expert staff is always researching and looking for the latest cutting-edge treatments to help our community of patients live happier, healthier and pain-free lives. Our staff offers...
What is a low-grade Astrocytoma?

What is a low-grade Astrocytoma?

The staff at Kuether Brain and Spine are experts in diagnosing and treating various brain cancers and tumors. There are more than 140 types of brain and central nervous system tumors, according to the World Health Organization. Today, we want to explore low-grade...

What is a Brainstem Glioma?

A brainstem glioma is a malignant tumor of the glial tissue of the nervous system, more specifically the brainstem. Brainstem gliomas are typically astrocytoma or a cancer that affects the brain or spinal cord. They can range in size and severity, but all of gliomas...
What is Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

What is Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Now that the Kuether Brain and Spine team is able to perform elective procedures for the Portland metro community again, we’re exploring common surgeries performed by our staff. Carpal tunnel or median nerve compression is relatively common, especially as people...
What is a Discectomy and Laminectomy?

What is a Discectomy and Laminectomy?

Today we’re exploring two common spinal surgeries: discectomy and laminectomy. We’ll explore what these procedures do and when these procedures are appropriate for a patient. As with any surgery, a surgeon and in this case, a neurosurgeon will diagnose and prescribe...