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May 12, 2022

Celebrating EMS Week | Pacific Neuroscience Institute

by Guest Author

Pacific Neuroscience Institute celebrated EMS week with events and training on advanced stroke knowledge and lifesaving care.

Arteriovenous malformation AVM
February 16, 2022

What is an AVM?

by Benjamin Pulli

An AVM, or arteriovenous malformation, is a rare disease (approximately 1-5 out of 10,000 patients) of the blood vessels in the brain.

podcast cover dr neil a martin
January 31, 2022

Treating the Blood Vessels That Fuel Your Brain | Dr. Walavan Sivakumar

by Anthony Effinger

The Think Neuro podcast from Pacific Neuroscience Institute takes you into the clinic, operating room and laboratory with doctors and surgeons who are tackling the most challenging brain diseases and disorders. Host: Anthony Effinger Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Simplecast Watch: YouTube Episode 15: Show Notes Your brain is an...

Drinking coffee may reduce dementia
January 5, 2022

Drinking Coffee and Tea May Lower the Risk of Stroke and Dementia

by Amelia Garrison

A growing body of research suggests that foods containing flavonoids, powerful antioxidant chemicals found in coffee and tea, provide numerous brain-boosting benefits.

lumbar microdiscectomy for degenerative disc disease
January 3, 2022

Joe’s Story: Dr. Langevin Allowed Me To Walk Again

by Amelia Garrison

When Joe was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, he lost his ability to walk. After visiting several clinics with no luck, Joe discovered Dr. Jean-Philippe Langevin, who performed a lumbar microdiscectomy of the spine and restored his ability to walk.

November 11, 2021

5 Ways To Avoid Spasticity

by Amelia Garrison

Spasticity diagnosis? Dr. Natalie Diaz at Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) discusses spasticity and the five ways to avoid it.

Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian on the THINK NEURO Podcast
August 18, 2021

Get Vaccinated to Avoid Stroke, Abnormal MRIs | Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian

by Anthony Effinger

The Think Neuro podcast from Pacific Neuroscience Institute takes you into the clinic, operating room and laboratory with doctors and surgeons who are tackling the most challenging brain diseases and disorders. Host: Anthony Effinger Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Simplecast Watch: YouTube Episode 19: Show Notes The Covid-19 virus is...

Castle Connolly 2021 Top doctors
May 14, 2021

PNI Experts Are 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors

by Zara Jethani

The Castle Connolly Top Doctor rigorous selection process is entirely merit-based. For 25 years, Castle Connolly’s mission has been to help people find the best healthcare by connecting patients with best-in-class healthcare providers. They provide an unbiased directory of healthcare providers. Through their extensive research...

Joel B - Grateful Stroke Patient at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
April 7, 2021

Patient Story: Fighting for Life After Stroke

by Zara Jethani

A patient recollects a profound set of miracles at the worst time of his life in 2020 when he experienced a rare kind of stroke.

Charles Demachy with his wife Virginia
March 11, 2021

Stop & Smell the Roses: Experiencing a Brain Aneurysm

by Guest Author

A South Bay man survives a life-threatening brain aneurysm thanks to a rapid medical response at Providence Little Company Medical Center in Torrance, California. Charles Demachy, a local SoCal plant nursery owner, remembers the headache most of all. It was crushing and “weird,” he says....

Last updated: February 16th, 2022