Tag Archives: neurology

Standing Up To Spasticity

Mary Newton came to Culicchia Neurological Clinic after suffering a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the waist down. Not only was she unable to move her legs, she also suffered from painful spasms. She was unable to get any relief from oral medications. They provided only minimal benefit and caused intolerable side […]

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Culicchia Neurological Clinic’s New Covington Location

Culicchia Neurological Clinic has relocated its Covington office to 7015 Hwy 190, E Service Rd, Ste 203 Covington, LA 70433 Neurosurgeon Justin Owen sees patients at that new office, in addition to his existing Slidell office. The phone number for both offices remains the same: (985) 641-4144  

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5K to Benefit Brain Tumor Treatment Center A Big Success!

Benefitting the LSU Dept. of Neurosurgery Brain Tumor Center  $50,000 RAISED!    Over 600 runners and walkers of all ages supported brain cancer treatment in New Orleans by participating in the inaugural Kelsey Bradley Favrot 5K run/walk on Sunday, October 4 in Audubon Park. Proceeds will go toward establishing a center at the LSU Department […]

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Meet the Spine Team

(From left, Lashon Maggio PA-C, Justin Owen, MD, John Steck, MD, Rod Boyd, PT, Stephen Rynick, MD, Andrea Toomer, MD, Michael Puente, MD) There are 33 vertebrae in the human spine, creating a complex system of nerves, tendons, vessels, muscles and more. For this reason, diagnosing and treating problems of the neck and back can […]

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Free Stroke Screenings-Saturday, April 21

Culicchia Neurological Clinic will be offering free carotid artery ultrasounds at the American Academy of Neurology Foundation’s Brain Health Fair at the New Orleans Convention Center on Saturday, April 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Visit us at Booth #6!

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Brain Tumor Treatment Strategy

There can be many unknowns when it comes to malignant brain tumors.  Neurosurgeon Frank Culicchia, M. D. has found that the most effective treatment strategy is an aggressive one, where patients are seen at least every three months.  Keeping a watchful eye on the growth of a brain tumor, Dr. Culicchia says, is critical in […]

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist Carrie Black, PT, DPT, C/NDT, CBIS is available to provide specialized outpatient physical therapy for patients with pain and movement impairments resulting from disorders stemming from stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, spasticity, chronic pain syndromes, back and neck pain and neuromuscular disorders.  Carrie sees patients at our west bank office at the […]

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Solving a Medical Mystery

It had been almost twenty years since Sharon Beckwith felt well. Diabetes, osteoporosis, migraines and unexplained weight gain were just some of the conditions she battled. When she began feeling numbness and tingling in her hand, her doctor ordered an MRI to investigate this neuropathy. It revealed a benign tumor on her pituitary gland that […]

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Parkinson’s Disease

Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) may sail through six to 10 years of medical management before the unpredictable tremors and rigidity start to impair their quality of life. At that point, many patients with PD are good candidates for deep brain stimulation, a neurosurgical approach that is successful in managing the symptoms of advanced PD […]

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Pilocytic Astrocytoma

Kacey Marse, 28,  displays courage as she lists her medical history: “One stroke, three brain surgeries, two eye surgeries, four shunts… .” She talks about those challenges so nonchalantly that one would never guess this petite young lady from Luling has battled cancer since she was 7 years old. “Surgeries never scared me,” she says. […]

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