is a viral infection of the nervous system causing pain, numbness and a rash. It is now a preventable condition with the herpes zoster vaccine. Good news–the FDA just approved the vaccine for people ages 50 to 60 in addition to ages 60 and over! I had my vaccine about 2 years ago. The vaccine is painless, and it has saved me from the concern of having this terrible condition in the future. Please consider having your vaccination soon! It will save you pain, rashes, possible nerve damage and a lot of time and expense in the future. It is a miracle that it is available. Take advantage of it!
April 6, 2011
February 9, 2011
Recent studies from the literature show that the initiation of fluoxetine (prozac) helps promote motor recovery after acute stroke? This study, which was in the February 2011 Journal Lancet Neurology, revealed that motor recovery was significantly improved after 3 months if fluoxetine was started soon after the stroke occurred. It was felt that this promoted neuroplasticity in brain injury!
August 18, 2010
I am very excited to be presenting a lecture at the upcoming “Back Talk” symposium on September 11th. The symposium is being sponsored by the Indiana Spine Group and will take place at the Indianapolis downtown Westin Hotel on September 10th and 11th. My talk will be regarding the neurological aspects of neck, back and extremity pain and on the differential diagnosis in order to help clinicians to sort out musculoskeletal conditions versus nerve injury conditions and syndromes. Among the topics to be included will be sciatica, pinched nerves, herniated discs, carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, and polyneuropathy. Many other specialties will be presenting lectures and if you attend, I’m sure that you will learn something practical and something new that you can use in your practice. I look forward to seeing you there!
July 13, 2010
Recently I reached a personal milestone, which is the beginning of my 30th year in private practice and beginning my 30th year as a physician. I have been so blessed to have a wonderful wife Ryta who has given me unconditional support. My office manager Jane and I have been together for 19 years and has made my professional life so much fun and organized. Thanks! I have also had the great fortune of spending much time years ago with some neurological greats including Mark Dyken, William DeMyer, Omkar Markand, Julius Goodman, Karl Manders, John Marks, Dick French and many others along the way. I am looking forward to continuing to practice neurology for many more years to come. And no thank yous would be complete without thanking Anita Huse, Leisa Hills, Dave Mooney and Bryan Mills with IMM who have helped me in my new solo neurology practice. Dr. Larry Lett
June 3, 2010
The Indianapolis Star newspaper featured Dr. Lett in the Sunday May 16th edition of the IndyStar. Please check out the website at http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20105160362
April 27, 2010
Are common problems that our office diagnoses and treats. There are many causes including inner ear infections, benign positional vertigo, medication side effects, stroke, tumors, diabetes, visual problems, pinched nerves in the spine, orthopedic problems and peripheral neuropathy. Each possible condition needs to be considered as we evaluate each individual patient. See us in our Carmel or Kokomo offices for a solution to your dizziness!