Future of Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s

December 20, 2019 Admin

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Although its symptoms can be managed with medications, currently it has no cure and invariably progresses over time. However, this may change as stem cell therapy is increasingly being viewed as a possible cure. The theory The idea of using stem cell therapy to treat Parkinson’s disease is […]


Treatment Options for Parkinson’s Disease

September 20, 2019 Admin

Throughout the world, approximately seven to 10 million people have Parkinson’s disease. This disorder affects your nervous system and it is progressive. It mostly affects the neurons in the brain that produce dopamine, a type of neurotransmitter. While there is no cure for this disorder, there are treatments that may help to slow the progression […]


Neurosurgery for Epilepsy

April 20, 2018 Admin

People often think of neurosurgery only in the context of tumor removal. However, there are actually several reasons why a patient may need neurosurgery. Neurosurgeons address issues across the entire nervous system rather than solely the brain. This means they are trained to treat spine, neck and brain disorders. Epilepsy is one of the main […]

Is Pool Physical Therapy Right For Me Orange County Neurosurgical Institute - Is Pool Physical Therapy Right For Me?

Is Pool Physical Therapy Right For Me?

January 18, 2017 Admin

The pain associated with some levels of chronic discomfort or nerve-related pain can make it difficult to participate in physical therapy. A comfortable and productive solution for many patients whose recuperation, conditioning, or rehabilitation is impeded by pain is water-based therapy, or pool physical therapy. The recommended form of pool PT will depend on what […]

The Use of Burr Hole Surgery Orange County Neurosurgical Institute - The Use of Burr Hole Surgery

The Use of Burr Hole Surgery

December 21, 2016 Admin

Serving as an entry point into the skull as part of a surgical procedure performed by neurologist, a burr hole allows access to the affected area of the brain or skull. A burr hole is sometimes the only procedure needed to perform surgery. This type of hole may also be used to allow for the […]

Understanding Gamma Knife Procedures Orange County Neurosurgical - Understanding Gamma Knife Procedures

Understanding Gamma Knife Procedures

November 24, 2016 Admin

A Gamma Knife procedure is an alternative to the traditional approach to brain surgery. It’s performed with beams of radiation that can be precisely targeted at a tumor or area that needs to be treated. Gamma Knife procedures, which can be used in a wide range of neurological procedures involving the brain, often have a […]

When Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a Concern Orange County Neurosurgical Institute - When Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a Concern

When Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a Concern

October 20, 2016 Admin

A gradual and noticeable change in the ability to use the fingers and hand could be an indication of the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. This disorder involves the compression of a nerve in the wrist and can interfere with the comfortable and effective use of one or both hands for some people. What Causes […]

Understanding a Craniotomy Orange County Neurosurgical Institute - Understanding a Craniotomy

Understanding a Craniotomy

September 15, 2016 Admin

A craniotomy is a surgery that involves removing a small section of the skull in order to reach the brain. Neurosurgeons perform this procedure to repair traumatic brain injuries or to remove abnormal lesions. Many craniotomy surgeries are necessary on an emergency basis after a patient has had an accident. There are also craniotomy procedures […]

When to Take Action for Brain Vascular Lesions Orange County Neurosurgical Institute - When to Take Action for Brain Vascular Lesions

When to Take Action for Brain Vascular Lesions

August 19, 2016 Admin

Brain vascular lesions affect about one percent of the population. Many people live full lives without ever being aware they have this condition, but it can also cause disability or sudden death. What Are Brain Vascular Lesions? Think of a vascular lesion like a little snarled area in your blood vessels. This snarl can be […]

Understanding Chiari Malformations Orange County Neurosurgical Institute - Understanding Chiari Malformations

Understanding Chiari Malformations

March 14, 2016 Admin

Chiari malformation is a structural defect involving the portion of the brain known as the cerebellum, which is responsible for balance and coordination. The condition occurs when part of the skill is too small or misshapen, which causes the brain to press down onto the spinal cord. It is estimated that one in 1,000 children […]