Neurosciences involve the management of conditions related to the brain and spinal cord. It includes general neurology, neurosurgery, and spine surgery. Medical management may be needed for the treatment of stroke, dementia, and other conditions. Surgeries in the field of neurosciences are performed to treat injuries or disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves in all the parts of the body. Stroke rehabilitation is also included.
Some of the conditions of the nervous system that can be treated by surgery include – aneurysms, brachial plexus injury, arteriovenous malformation, brain tumor, carpal tunnel syndrome, intracranial hemorrhage, meningioma, multiple sclerosis, peripheral nerve injuries, spina bifida, etc.
The type of surgery performed mainly depends on the condition to be treated. Some of the common procedures in neurosurgeries include - deep brain stimulation, functional neurosurgery, awake brain surgery, neurovascular surgery, craniotomy, vagus nerve stimulation therapy, endonasal endoscopy, endovascular neurosurgery, etc.
Craniotomy is a surgical procedure in which the ‘bone covering’ of the skull is removed to access the brain for further surgical procedures. Specialized instruments and tools are required to perform this procedure. The covering of the brain known as…Explore More
Spinal stabilization is an essential surgical procedure for patients undergoing a case of instability in the backbone. This condition can arise out of shock, injury, deteriorating disc disease, kyphosis, and scoliosis etc. The extent of steadying and levelling out that…Explore More
Our backbone is made up of vertebrae, or small sets of bones situated one top of another. Due to mainly the thinning of bones, the front part of the vertebrae can suffer small breaks in their structure, also known as…Explore More
Our spine has a disc in between two vertebras, whose job is to provide a cushion for the two bones when in movement. Essentially, it acts as a shock absorber of a car brake, and help in smooth movement of…Explore More
Brachial plexus injury also known as brachial plexopathy is a serious medical condition in which the nerves comprising the brachial plexus, that send signals from the spinal cord to our hands, arms and shoulders face an injury. The sensations which…Explore More
Spinal fusion is an essential surgical procedure used to correct any deformity in the spine, improve its firmness, and for reducing any pain in the backbone. The spinal vertebra may get damaged from the sudden shocking force, injury, weakening disc…Explore More
The brain in the human body acts by sending impulses to the different motor organs which move to regulate the body’s different functions. If the mechanism of generating and transferring impulse to the appropriate organs somehow becomes faulty and needs…Explore More
A tumor is an outgrowth of muscle and tissue occurring at any place in the body. When this outgrowth is seen to be developing in the brain, it is known as a brain tumor. The brain tumor, like all other…Explore More
Our brain is constantly bathed in a cerebrospinal fluid that maintains the function and operation of the brain itself. The fluid goes on about the brain through cavities situated very deep in the brain, known as ventricles. However, if this…Explore More
Laminectomy, also known as decompression surgery, is performed on the spinal vertebrae to release pressure from the spinal nerve or cords. It is essentially the surgical removal of the lamina; the back part of the vertebra that covers your spinal…Explore More
Our spine is our backbone. It runs straight down our back. Every person’s spine naturally curves a bit. But, people who suffer from scoliosis have an abnormal curving of the spine. They have C or S-shaped curve in their spine.…Explore More
Patients who have chronic pain for more than a year are considered for spine stimulation therapy. Chronic pain has a physical and emotional impact that’s why it is important that the reason behind it is evaluated. When the other pain…Explore More