You may have a health issue with your brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves due to an injury, illness, or disorder. In that case, your neurosurgeon may recommend minimally invasive or conventional surgery. Minimally invasive surgery options that your Jackson neurosurgery clinic may rely on include MRI-guided surgeries and Neuroendoscopy. For instance, with neurosurgical endoscopy, a surgeon uses a device with a camera to access your brain through your skull, nose, or mouth. Therefore, an endoscope allows your health provider to perform another medical procedure or remove a brain cyst.
Consequently, below are the most prevalent conditions or illnesses that may affect your peripheral muscles and nerves, spinal cord, or brain and thus require minimally invasive procedures or open surgery.
Medically referred to as spinal stenosis, the condition results from narrowing your spinal system’s spaces. As a result, the spinal cord and its nerve roots are more strained. The spinal cord is a collection of nerves emanating from the base of your brain and extending to the spine’s center.
The narrowing of spaces in your spine may lead to various symptoms radiating from your lumbar regions, such as discomfort, burning pain, and numbness or weakness in the legs and feet.
If you have a severe spinal narrowing, you may have trouble with your bladder, bowel, and sexual performance.
More than 100 cancerous or non-cancerous tumors can develop in your brain. For example, meningioma, arising from the membranes surrounding your spinal cord and brain, is the most common type of brain tumor. The good news is that it is usually non-cancerous; therefore, you may not even require surgery.
According to the cells involved, other brain tumors are gliomas, craniopharyngiomas, and pituitary adenomas.
When you have a brain cyst or tumor, the symptoms you experience may vary depending on the area of the brain it affects, the rate of growth, and its size. Generally, some of the potential indicators of your condition may include difficulty maintaining a balance, feeling always exhausted, unusual patterns of headaches, and trouble with your hearing and vision.
Acute spinal cord injury
A spinal cord injury refers to any damage to the nerves sitting at the base of your spinal canal or any section of your spinal cord. The nerves running across the spinal cord help convey messages between the brain and the rest of your body.
Interference with your spinal cord because of a road accident, sporting activity, or gunshot may lead to loss or reduction of sensations, movement of muscles, and reflex action. Your spinal injury may also be due to a congenital disability, often affecting the spinal cord in your neck region.
When your doctor finds that you have meningitis, the protective membranes shielding your spinal cord and brain are swelling. Usually, the inflammation is due to an infection because of a virus or bacteria. However, meningitis may also occur due to an injury, cancer, and the use of some types of drugs.
You may need meningitis vaccination for chronic health conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, damaged spleen, and kidney failure.
Contact Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic today for professional diagnosis and treatment of your neurological condition.