Brain, Spinal Cord Or Peripheral Nerves

IMG_6254Neurosurgery is performed to treat structural disorders of the brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves.

Conditions of the nervous system will also have an impact on patient mobility and can be difficult to distinguish from other soft tissue or orthopedic problems. Prior to surgery, careful patient evaluation and proper diagnostics should be performed to make certain that appropriate treatment is being performed.

Diagnostics commonly necessary to correctly identify neurological problems involve advanced imaging techniques such as Myelography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT).

Neurological conditions that may require surgical treatment include: intervertebral disc herniations (IVDD), spinal fractures, “Wobblers” (caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy), lumbosacral instability/stenosis and some cancers.