When your back, legs, head or spine hurt, you just want relief. And that's why people come to NerveMed - we offer a comprehensive set of articles on spine and nerve health issues that can give you the information you need to better communicate with your physician.
No website can substitute for a direct medical examination by a qualified health care professional. If you are in pain, we urge you to contact your primary care physician immediately for treatment. NerveMed is a resource but is not intended to supplant real, in-person medical attention.
If you're seeking more information about a condition you or a loved one may have been diagnosed with, or if you're simply seeking more information about these types of conditions, NerveMed is ready to help.
Our site is separated into two main article categories: Disorders and Procedures. The various Disorders cover the main areas of nerve and spine health: Nerve Disorders, Spinal Disorders, and Cranial Disorders. Procedures covers the latest, minimally invasive techniques for providing relief for these disorders.
We also have a Video section with content prepared by Dr. Aaron G. Filler, MD PhD, director of the Institute for Nerve Medicine, the Santa Monica, California-based medical consultancy that publishes NerveMed. We encourage you to take a few moments to watch these videos to learn more about some of the more common afflictions Dr. Filler sees and treats at INM.
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Thank you for your visit to NerveMed. We hope our site will be able to give you the information you seek on your path to spine and nerve health.Read more...
Join Dr. Aaron Filler, MD PhD FRCS, of the Institute for Nerve Medicine as he discusses state-of-the-art treatment strategies for Piriformis Syndrome (often diagnosed as "sciatica"), where sufferers endure a wide range of nerve pain from the buttocks, down the leg and to the foot.
Watch this circa-1990s ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings "Your Health" report featuring Dr. Aaron Filler soon after the public launch of magnetic resonance neurography. The case study included in this clip is an important one, as well.
Because you're at NerveMed, chances are you or a loved one is suffering from ongoing pain or discomfort due to a nerve or spinal condition. The good news is you've come to the right place — NerveMed specializes in presenting comprehensive information about nerve and spine health topics in a clear and concise manner.
But it might seems daunting - after all, a website is not the same as a medical doctor examining you. (There is no substitute for direct medical analysis.) But what NerveMed can do is help give you information so that you can speak more knowledgeably with your physician about the issues affecting you or a loved one. Or, if you've already been diagnosed with a specific condition, you can learn more about the subject right here.
Our navigation contains direct links to major nerve and spine health conditions; just mouse over "Nerve Disorders" to see more options. The same is true for treatment options; mouse over "Procedures" to learn more about the latest in minimally invasive treatment options available today.
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The best way to place your trust in a physician is by choosing a board-certified surgeon in good standing and who is able to show objective clinical outcomes that support his or her treatment methods.
Unlike most doctors who have recently started performing these procedures, Dr. Aaron G. Filler of the Institute for Nerve Medicine has been long established as a leading expert in clinical determination and treatment of complex spine and peripheral nerve conditions. He has proven clinical methods that are often copied by other providers, many of whom never actually achieve the same successful results.Read more...
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Questions about procedures? Need more information? Interested in setting up an appointment with Dr. Filler? We're here to answer all your questions.
Do You Really Need Back Surgery? by Dr. Aaron G. Filler, MD PhD, is a best-selling paperback every sufferer of spine and nerve pain should read. Written in everyday language, the book is a must-read.
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