What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is one of the many spinal conditions that a neurosurgeon may be on tap to treat for patients. Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Everyone’s spine has a slight curve to it; however, scoliosis is when the spine begins to curve too much and...

What is a foraminotomy?

There are numerous spinal surgeries performed by neurosurgeons including the foraminotomy. Kuether Brain & Spine is equipped to perform a foraminotomy when it makes sense for the patient. A foraminotomy is “a decompression surgery that is performed to...

Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic Disc Herniation

As a neurosurgery speciality practice, Dr. Kuether and his staff are trained “to handle concerns with diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury to or disease/disorders of the brain, spinal cord, spinal column and peripheral nerves throughout the...

What are metastatic spinal tumors?

Every year an estimated 10,000 Americans will develop metastatic spinal tumors. While this represents only a small percentage of the population, metastatic spinal tumors are a rare, yet devastating disease, that the staff at Kuether Brain & Spine is equipped to...

What is Sciatica?

Working from home is the new normal and will likely remain as most people’s work environment through 2021. We’re slouching over kitchen tables, laying horizontally on our couches and all schlumped over our laptops working away. While the pandemic continues...

How to better combat and process stress

The past year has pushed our stress levels and mental health to the limit. Our cortisol levels are quite frankly working in overdrive and have been for many months. Almost 41% of US adults in a survey by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...

Bone Regeneration: What is it?

With today’s aging population, bone deterioration and resulting injuries are becoming an increasingly common and serious problem within the medical field. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 59 million senior citizens as of 2019. Bone defects and...

What is Autoimmune Encephalitis?

Today we’re learning about a rare neurological condition called autoimmune encephalitis. Autoimmune encephalitis occurs when “the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy brain cells, leading to inflammation of the brain.” Inflammation...

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...