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Health Articles by Dr. Tony Magana

Neurological Health
It is important for patients to understand the probability that surgery for neck or low back pain will improve their lives.
The decision of when to do an MRI for patients with low back or neck pain depends upon assessing the risk of a serious condition being present as revealed by warning symptoms in the history or signs in the physical examination.
Increase in brain pressure from disturbances in the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid causes a condition called hydrocephalus which if left untreated can cause permanent neurological dysfunction or death. Successful surgical treatment has helped thousands of people affected by this disease to live independent and useful lives.
Understanding the mechanism of neck or low back pain by both the patient and the treating doctor is essential in establishing an accurate diagnosis and effectively managing the condition.
Newborn and Baby
This article discusses in detail the causes and treatment of neural tube defects.