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Neurocore’s Mission to Solve Mental Health Ailments

The human brain is a crucial organ as it is the one behind our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It controls what we do and says all the time. As such, its performance is very crucial to our daily lives. Having a stronger brain enables one to make better decisions, and eventually a better life. Scientists have discovered that the mind is not rigid; it can be trained in the desired way to achieve target results. Recent research showed that even in athletes, the brain activity has a lot to do with performance compared to talent and training. Professional teams are now incorporating a brain training session in their practice. This enables them to track the alertness of the brain and monitor the stress levels.

Neurocore has been using this advanced knowledge to improve on the brain functioning and treat various brain disorders such as depression, migraines, anxiety, ADHD and ASD. They have Neurocore brain performance centers whose core program is to address the symptoms presented using EEG technology, Neurofeedback, and brain mapping. They also have a memory boot camp program aimed at monitoring the memory of an aging brain. Their procedures are quite secure in that they perform comprehensive tests to understand the ongoing in mind and then design a suitable program to train the brain to function better. Another test is conducted at the end to compare progress with how it was in the beginning.

In their 14 years of operation, Neurocore has grown to be a leader in neuroscience applications and now have eight brain performance centers in Florida and Michigan. Their new treatment techniques are showing better results compared to the traditional methods of treatment. One of the conditions that is being contained with much success is ADHD. ADHD is a hereditary trait that manifests in people when they are children by symptoms of hyperactivity and inattentiveness. Using neuroscience, Neurocore can find a unique brain activity that causes the ADHD, such as poor sleep, vision problems or other conditions. They then use Neurotherapy to treat it. The technique has been quite successful with 85% of the patients treated experiencing a reduction while 53% no longer exhibiting symptoms of ADHD.

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is Leading a Revolution in Knee Replacement Surgery

Robert Reed kept himself active for the last 25 years by keeping up on his martial arts training as well as playing sports such as basketball and football. But over time this took a toll on Robert’s knees. With constant knee pain and discomfort, Robert was taking over the counter pain medication several times a day and clearly needed a more permanent solution. This is where Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum and his revolutionary knee surgery came into Robert’s life.

 

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, uses a new technique referred to as knee resurfacing. During this procedure the knee is not fully replaced, but instead only the damaged parts are replaced. The material used is metal on the damaged outward facing side, and a strong plastic which feels natural to the patient after replacement.

 

Not only does this less invasive form of knee surgery feel more natural, but it also leaves more options open for the patient in the future. It is important to Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum to use minimally invasive surgery whenever possible to assist his patients. The knee has three separate sections, as such if only one part of the knee is damaged, only that section needs to be replaced in a traditional knee replacement procedure. The procedure becomes even less invasive if only the damaged area of that section is resurfaced rather than replacing the entire section.

 

So does the partial knee resurfacing provided by Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum work for all patients? Experts say that this is not the best option for those with severe arthritis, but by Dr. Kirschenbaum estimates it would be an appropriate option to consider for approximately 75 percent of all patients.