Neurostimulation of the spinal cord

What is spinal cord neurostimulation? Spinal cord neurostimulation, also known as posterior cord stimulation, consists of the surgical implantation of one or more electrodes in the epidural space or in peripheral nerves in order to send electrical impulses that inhibit painful impulses from the spinal cord. This surgery is recommended for patients suffering from chronic … Read more

Joint infiltrations

What are joint infiltrations? An infiltration is an injection consisting of a puncture in a joint or in the periarticular soft tissue that is affected by inflammation. Correctly prescribed infiltrations can be an excellent solution for problems such as bursitis or tendonitis or for physical discomfort that prevents you from going about your daily life … Read more

Insulin resistance

What is insulin resistance? Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. It is released into the bloodstream when blood glucose levels rise after eating, as it helps the body’s cells absorb glucose from the blood and reduces its production by the liver, thus preventing high blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance by muscle, fat and … Read more

Neuroblastoma

What is neuroblastoma? Neuroblastoma is a rare type of cancerous tumor. The tumor is composed of abnormal nerve tissue (neural crest) cells. These cells are found in the adrenal glands and in nerve tissue located in front of the spine. Neuroblastoma usually occurs in children and infants. Prognosis of the disease Expectations can vary widely. … Read more

Neurological Disorders

What are neurological disorders? Neurological disorders affect about seven million Spaniards. These disorders are diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, i.e., the brain, spinal cord, cranial and peripheral nerves, autonomic nervous system, nerve roots, neuromuscular plate and muscles. There are more than 600 neurological diseases, among which are: Diseases due to defective genes, … Read more

Shingles pain

Index 1. What is shingles pain? 2. Prognosis of the disease 3. Symptoms 4. Medical tests 5. Causes 6. Can it be prevented? 7. Treatments 8. Which specialist treats it? What is herpes pain? Herpes pain is a discomfort generated by the presence of viruses that cause different diseases. For example, the herpes simplex virus … Read more

Foot pain

What is foot pain? Foot pain is an unpleasant or annoying sensation that can be felt in any part of the foot, such as the arch, the heel, the sole, the instep or the toes, which generates discomfort and discomfort to the patient, due to the fact that when walking he/she feels small pricks that … Read more

Epidural infiltration

What is epidural infiltration? Epidural infiltration is the dosage of a strong anti-inflammatory drug that acts directly in the area closest to the spinal cord, specifically around it. This particular space is called the epidural space. This infiltration temporarily relieves inflammation or pain in the extremities or spine. This injection can confirm the specific place … Read more

Cholesterol Diet

What is the cholesterol diet? Hypercholesterolemia is one of the most important diseases today. High blood cholesterol has been shown to be a direct cause of cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol is considered to be high when total cholesterol is above 200 mg/dl, a situation that worsens when it exceeds 250 mg/dl. Some of the most common … Read more

Tumors of the adrenal glands

What are adrenal gland tumors? On top of each kidney are the adrenal glands. These glands are responsible for producing hormones that are essential for life, such as sex hormones and cortisol, which has several functions, such as helping to respond to stress. The adrenal glands can be affected by a variety of problems, most … Read more