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Smoking Cessation Timeline

At Legacy, we strive to educate our patients in all areas, and smoking can greatly affect your recovery along with your overall health. Our physical therapist, Jessica Beggs, DPT, emphasizes the important of smoking cessation.

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Memory Loss

Memory loss is a common neurological concern. Often, mild forgetfulness is due to stress, distraction, or even depression. Though patients can experience a little forgetfulness with aging, significant changes in memory or thinking are never only attributed to age.

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Gustave Eiffel: Civil Engineer & Architect

Today in history, we celebrate the birth of Gustave Eiffel. 

Eiffel was born on December 15th, 1832, he was a French civil engineer and architect, best remembered for designing and building the Eiffel Tower in Paris. He later was responsible for designing the iron structure of the Statue of Liberty. To find out more, please read the full article here. 

Legacy Spine & Neurological Specialist celebrates the birth of Gustave Eiffel who built both New York’s and Paris’s most important landmarks- the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower.

 

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Who performs your EMG/NCV is more important than you may realize: 

What is an EMG/NCS

Electromyography (EMG) measures the muscle response or electrical activity in response to nerve’s stimulation of the muscle, while the Nerve Conduction Study (NCV) measures how fast and how strong the electrical activity is in a nerve. These test are often performed together. An EMG and NCV is used to help detect neuromuscular abnormalities and is often ordered by your medical professional when one has unexplained pain, tingling or muscle weakness. EMGs can be used to diagnosis several medical conditions including, but not limited to—Peripheral nerve damage, radiculopathy, pinched nerves, ALS, , neuropathy, muscular dystrophy, and inflammation of muscles.

EMG/NCV Testing should be done by a qualified physician.

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The Relationship of Neuropathy & Diabetes

Arkansas is ranked 4th among the nation in adult diabetes rates. This is somewhat of an alarming statistic. There are different forms of diabetes but type 2 diabetes is the one I would like to highlight. One complication that can be associated with type 2 diabetes is neuropathy.

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Holiday Health Tips

And…. Just like that it’s December!

This time of year is extremely busy—which can take a toll on your health! Often times we are so busy that we forget to take care of ourselves! Here are some important tips to stay healthy during the holiday season.

1. Get Sleep

When we are busy—the first thing we generally let go is our sleep! Be sure to set time aside to get a good nights rest! A proper nights sleep can benefit your mind, weight, and mood!

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Thankful

Legacy Spine and Neurological Specialist wishes all our patients and their families a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

We are thankful for so many things here at Legacy! But here are just a few of the most important:

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What is causing my leg pain?

There are many potential sources of leg pain. The nerves that provide motor and sensory function to the legs start in the lower back. These are called the lumbar nerves. Leg pain that starts in the lower back and radiates down the leg is often referred to as ‘sciatica.’

Some causes of leg pain from a lumbar spine problem include:

Disk Herniation

where the soft cushion between the bony vertebrae of the spine herniates from its normal position and causes compression of the lumbar nerves

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