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...
Why Video Conferencing Feels Exhausting

Why Video Conferencing Feels Exhausting

We’re adapting to today’s current reality. We are staying home in order to save lives and fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. Shelter-in-place mandates still take a toll, especially on our social lives and our appetite for social connection. Many...

Quarantine Brain Games!

Social distancing works. The best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and other members of your community from the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home and follow social distancing guidelines.  Alongside avoiding shared and public spaces, washing your hands with...

The Best Work From Home Set-up For Your Spine

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, there are now millions of Americans who are working from home and finding themselves adjusting less-than-ideal work environments. Your makeshift work environment can influence your productivity, retention, morale and emotional...

How various conditions change the brain

While the brain cannot feel pain, it is constantly changing and incredibly complex. It is the most important organ as it keeps us running. However, various conditions like PTSD, depression, alcohol abuse, schizophrenia and concussions can impact the physiology of the...

The Physical Impacts of Stress

Stress can cause a number of impacts on one’s physical state. It doesn’t matter the source of the stress. It can be consuming and even take a serious toll on your mental and physical health. Stress is now even considered a social determinant of health (SDoH). The SDoH...

Best Exercises for Your Neck and Back

We cannot say it enough: exercise is critical the overall health of your body. With 26 muscles in your neck and three massive muscles in your back, exercising your neck and back may be one of the most important routines to integrate into your workout routine. Before...