Charles L. Rosen, MD, PhD
Neurosurgeon in Central Illinois

The Latest from Dr. Charles L. Rosen

Face Pain

Face pain is something that I've got many patients sent to me for and I wanted to talk a little about this because there's a lot of misconceptions about this. Face pain can be divided into all different types and as a neurosurgeon, I deal with something...

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Reversible Dementia

So many of us face the dilemma of a family member, an older family member, a parent, and aunt and uncle, who starts having some memory problems and there are the issues of dementia. Unfortunately, many dementias are difficult to treat, tend to be...

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Aneurysms

As a cranial base and neurovascular surgeon, I often get asked to see patients with aneurysms and there's a lot of controversy about the management of aneurysms. The first controversy is which aneurysms should be treated and which aneurysms shouldn't be...

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A Guide to Chiari (I) Malformation

I have the good fortune to take care of a many number of patients with a Chiari malformation, so I thought I'd use this opportunity to talk a little bit about it. There are multiple types of Chiari malformations, one, two, three, Chiari four. Three and...

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How to Choose a Snowboarding Helmet

So it's a late fall and, for our family, snowboarding is becoming a big issue and I wanted to talk again about helmets. I've talked in the past about the importance of helmets with the motorcycling–it's equally as important with snowboarding. My son likes...

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My doctor says I have a Chiari…

When in clinic, I often see patients with “Chiari malformation.” What is it? What do we do about it? I will try my best to explain in a way that is accessible to my non-neurosurgeon friends. There are two major types of Chiari malformation: Chiari I and...

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Head Injuries in Children

Dr. Charles L. Rosen, Neurosurgeon of Morgantown, WV, discusses head injuries in children. Anybody who's raised a child has watched their child get hurt, unfortunately, playing sports or playing around outside and the big issue is always deciphering when...

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Fall Sports–Concussions

Dr. Charles L. Rosen, Neurosurgeon in Morgantown, WV, discusses fall sports and consussions. Something parents are concerned about are concussions in children. Two sports in particular:  soccer and football, obviously football even more so. I hate the word...

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Pool-Diving Safety

Dr. Charles L. Rosen, Neurosurgeon of Morgantown, WV, explains pool-diving safety. Playing in summertime, obviously, something that all of us enjoy or most of us enjoy is the pool and the thing that I'm super concerned about that I really focus on is the...

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Epidural Hematomas in Children

Dr. Charles L. Rosen, Neurosurgeon of Morgantown, WV, explains epidural hematomas in children. I do like to talk about one instance, or actually two instances, the same problem that I've seen twice in my career and that's something that you can see in kids...

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What to Expect After Brain Tumor Surgery

The human brain has hundreds of intricate structures and billions of connections. Moreover, there are more than 100 different types of malignancies. “The issues you’ll have before and after surgery depend on where the tumor is in the brain and what kind of...

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