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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oklahoma Neurosurgery Can Relieve Your Pain

Chronic pain is not only uncomfortable but it can also impede your everyday life. If you are experiencing constant discomfort or pain, it's important not to ignore it. All bodily pains are directly related to the nervous system and could be an indication that you need to seek out and consult with a neurosurgeon.  Our Oklahoma neurosurgery experts are the perfect solution for local residents who are suffering from chronic pain.

Neurosurgery is a medical practice designed to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and prevent conditions of the nervous system. The main areas affected by the system are the brain, spinal column, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Pain originating from these areas can be diagnosed and treated with neuroradiology methods. These methods include computer tomography (CT scans), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), position emission tomography (PET), and stereotactic surgery.

All of the methods mentioned above are modern techniques that are utilized by the Oklahoma neurosurgeons at Summit Medical Center. The methods allow doctors to perform the necessary surgical procedures to treat the pain-causing conditions. Some of these conditions can include aneurysms, pituitary tumors, chordomas, craniopharyngiomas, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, and colloid cysts.

Other common conditions that might require Oklahoma neurosurgery are spinal disc herniation, cervical spinal stenosis, lumbar spinal stenosis, and hydrocephalous. Traumas of the head, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve injuries are also on the list. Even hemorrhages, as well as certain epileptic disorders, movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, certain psychiatric disorders, vascular malformation, and moyamoya disease are not excluded.

Minimally invasive spine surgery is required in procedures for treating some conditions. For example, aneurysms are clipped and removed with the aid of a microscope. Microsurgery is utilized for neurological surgery, and EC-IC is done with microvascular anastomosis. Conditions such as microdiscectomy, laminectomy, and artificial disc also rely on microsurgery. Other procedures include endoscopic endonasal surgery, which is used to remove pituitary tumors, and ventricular endoscopy for colloid cysts.

Individuals experiencing pain, whether mild or chronic, should consult with a trained neurosurgeon. Our surgeons' training and qualifications have equipped them to properly diagnose symptoms that patients may have and work to alleviate that pain. Any level of consistent pain is a good reason for Oklahoma neurosurgery, so don't hesitate to contact us today.

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