What is Facet Syndrome?

What is Facet Syndrome

Facet Syndrome is one of the most common causes of back pain. It involves persistent, chronic pain anywhere from the neck to the lower back. There are small joints located between each vertebra that are called facet joints, which stabilize and add flexibility to the spine to accommodate activities such as running and bending. To … Read more

Herniated Disc Symptoms

Herniated Disc Symptoms

The discs are the pads between the vertebral bodies that act as “cushions” and minimize the impact of movement on the spinal column. They resemble the shape of a jelly donut, with a soft center called a nucleus pulposus. If the nucleus is abnormally ruptured, it results in a disc herniation. Disc herniation often occurs … Read more

Hit and Run Leaves Taxi Driver with Minor Injuries

Hit and Run Leaves Taxi Driver

Alaska State Troopers were called to investigate a hit-and-run accident that occurred on July 27th in Seward. A taxi driver, Jack Walganski, was driving his white Chrysler Voyager cab east on Nash Road. The vehicle is a curious sight in Seward as the taxi’s front and rear are entirely covered in golden ducks with duck … Read more

Sleepy Driving-Who is at Risk?

Sleepy Driving

The statistics released by the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep in America poll paint an alarming picture of the state of driving while tired in America. At least 60 percent of adult drivers, or about 168 million people, say that they have driven a vehicle while feeling drowsy in the past year. What is even more … Read more

Spinal Cord Injury: Research To Recovery

Spinal Cord Injury

The Craig H. Nielsen Foundation which specializes in spinal cord injury research granted the Medical College of Wisconsin a two-year, $300,000 grant in July of 2014. The aim of the grant was to study better recovery and care techniques for patients that suffer from spinal cord injuries. The team plans to use the Center for … Read more

NHL Hit With Another Suit Linked to Brain Injuries

NHL Hit With Another Suit Linked to Brain Injuries

Former NHL defenseman Jon Rohloff, who played for the Boston Bruins, was the lone plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit tied to concussions against the NHL. The suit was filed in U.S district court in Minnesota. Rohloff believes that the league concealed the real dangers about head injuries did not pass enough rules in an attempt … Read more

Train Derailments Halt Further Trips

Train Derailments Halt Further Trips

A vintage railroad company had to suspend its operation on July 24th due to a derailment that was under investigation. The White Pass and Yukon Route tourist train that hauls thousands of passengers a year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush from Skagway into Canada derailed on its afternoon run. Railroad President … Read more

Accident Numbers Rise Over Busy Weekend

Accident Numbers Rise Over Busy Weekend

A recent July weekend saw an increase in the number of people driving or using the water around the central Kenai Peninsula area. This may have been the factor that led first responders to observe a rise in reported accidents. Trooper Spokesperson Megan Peters said that between Friday and Sunday, Alaska State Troopers responded to … Read more