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Strokes are the fifth leading cause of deaths in the United States, killing approximately 133,000 people every year. On average, someone is killed from a stroke approximately every three minutes and 45 seconds.
Strokes are caused when a blood vessel that’s supposed to bring oxygen to the brain can’t, either because it’s blocked (an ischemic attack) or bursts open (a hemorrhagic stroke). The brain not receiving its needed oxygen causes the brain cells served by those particular blood vessels to die, which means the parts of the body controlled by those particular brain cells can no longer work.
Sometimes a blood vessel can be blocked for just a short period of time, which is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA). A TIA is essentially a mini stroke, often called a warning stroke, and those usually happen right before a major stroke occurs. The symptoms are the very same as a major stroke, they just occur for a shorter period of time (usually a few minutes).
Our CNI Board Certified neurosurgeons world revolves around the nervous system. With over 80 years combined experience Drs. Faircloth, Flotte, Middleton, and Tyler apply the same delicate techniques we use on the brain, to your neck and spine. By approaching problems in the least invasive manner available, we are able to protect normal tissue, so patients experience less postoperative pain.
Our board certified neurologists Drs. Hecker, Foster, Friedman, Manley, Markle, and Oztas have specialized training in diagnosing and treating diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. CNI neurologists work with each patient and their family to customize a care plan that is specific to them.
With 50 years of combined experience our neurologists have been providing quality medical care and treating patients in an eight county area, from North West Florida to the Mississippi Coast.