Our neurosurgical clinic is a specialized practice that handles all aspects of neurology. Neurology is a branch of medicine in which the conditions and problems of the central nervous system are studied in great detail. Apart from the brain, the central nervous system also includes the spinal cord and all the nerves of the body. When these systems are affected, a neurologist from our office is able to provide patients with relief. Sometimes, surgical treatment is an option for some patients. However, like any other branch of medicine, the best treatment depends on the patient.
By making an appointment with our office, you will be able to have access to the top neurosurgeons in the area. In addition to outstanding knowledge and experience in the world of neurosurgery, our professionals have also earned stellar reputations in the community for the way that they interact with patients and make them feel comfortable.
Do I need to see a neurosurgeon?
Our neurosurgical clinic sees patients for all types of issues, and one of the most common is back pain. Many patients suffer from back pain, and some of its causes are related to the central nervous system. Pain can be caused by a ruptured disc or by spinal stenosis and spread to the limbs. For any problem related to your back, neck, or head, it is recommended that you see a neurologist to help determine the root cause of your problem. This can include general pain, headaches, tingling sensations, discomfort, or anything else that you feel needs to be evaluated.
Since neurology is a highly specialized field, many patients will be referred to us by their primary care doctors. In other cases, you may choose to see a neurologist yourself based on your own symptoms and experiences.
Which conditions are treated by a neurosurgeon?
At our neurosurgical clinic, we see patients ranging from simple lower back pain to more complex medical conditions, like cancer. This includes:
- Traumatic injuries
- Cerebral aneurysms
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Brain tumors
- Nerve injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Chiari malformation
How can I prepare for my appointment?
If you have any tests or previous records, we recommend that you bring those with you to our neurosurgical clinic. This can include MRI scans, CT scans, myelograms, and x-rays. These reports can greatly reduce the time that needs to spent on the diagnostic process and can help to give our neurosurgical doctors a head start.
You also need to be prepared to answer many questions about your medical history and family medical background. All of this information can help our doctors learn what to look for and how to best help you to get the treatment that you need. In addition to asking questions about your symptoms and medical history, we may also perform our own physical examination and diagnostic tests.
If you’ve been injured at work or in an automobile accident, bringing all of that insurance information with you can also be helpful.
Will I need surgery?
Surgery is an option for many patients. However, we will not determine your treatment plan until after we perform a physical examination and then review your diagnostic tests. This process allows us to make a diagnosis or confirm an earlier diagnosis. After this, we can go over your options for treatment. Since all types of surgery involve risks, we review other options first. However, if surgical intervention is something that needs to be explored, we will explain the process to you in great detail so that you know what to expect, including what the surgery will entail, how long recovery takes, and how your symptoms will be relieved going forward.
It is very important to seek medical attention if you are suffering from any type of neurological condition. Many conditions and injuries can progress quickly and can lead to increased and permanent damage without medical intervention. Keep in mind that many patients find relief from headaches and other types of pains after visiting our neurosurgical clinic, and we take great care to ensure that the entire process is comfortable for you. Our neurosurgeons are careful to explain everything very thoroughly so that you are able to easily understand your diagnosis and the treatments that are available to you.
Contact our office today to schedule your appointment and to learn more about how you can benefit from visiting us and our experienced, board-certified physicians. We will work with you quickly and efficiently to make sure that you receive the care that you need as soon as possible.