The Survivorship Diary

The Survivorship Diary

The Survivorship Diary The Survivorship Diary is a resource to help patients and their families manage their treatment and lifestyle after a brain or other cancer diagnosis. Created by Cassandra Bennett, whom is a mother, daughter, wife, athlete and accountant and...

Is it Nerve Pain?

Conditions that affect your neck or lower back, or trauma to these areas, can result in a pinched nerve. This can then result in nerve pain. Nerve pain is known as “neuropathic pain” in medical literature. Not everyone with a back or neck problem will suffer from...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common ailment that seems to affect women more than men. It can be quite troublesome, as one of the most characteristic symptoms, is that it tends to wake the sufferer up at night with painful tingling and numbness in the hands. This...

Healing in isolation

The most important lessons I have learnt in my medical career have been from patients. The last few weeks, while adapting to the COVID-19 environment, have been no exception and for me quite surreal. This pandemic is clearly an unprecedented danger that we are facing...

Chiari Malformation

The Chiari Malformation abnormality was first described in the late 1890’s. The most common type of Chiari Malformation to affect adults is Type I. Surgery was first performed for this condition in 1938. (Holly, 2019) With increasing ease of access to imaging Chiari...