Damaged Nerves? Let's Take A Look And Find Out.
NeuRepair Neurosurgeons offer restorative services for nerve conditions by employing their specialized knowledge and surgical skills to address nerve compression, remove tumors, and repair damaged nerves. These procedures aim to relieve pressure, restore nerve function, and alleviate symptoms, ultimately improving the patient’s quality of life and functionality.
It’s important to note that the specific treatment approach may vary depending on the patient’s condition, severity, and individual circumstances. As NeuRepair Neurosurgeons, we evaluate each case individually and determine the most appropriate course of action for optimal patient outcomes. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of various nerve conditions.
Here Are Some Nerve Conditions We Can Help With.
Definition: CTS is a condition characterized by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist.
Procedure: Neurosurgeons may perform carpal tunnel release surgery, which involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament to alleviate pressure on the median nerve.
Restorative Services: By relieving the compression on the nerve, neurosurgeons can help restore normal sensation and function to the hand and fingers.
Definition: A herniated disc occurs when the soft, gel-like center of a spinal disc pushes through a weakened or damaged outer layer, often pressing against spinal nerves.
Procedure: Neurosurgeons may perform a discectomy, where the herniated portion of the disc is surgically removed to relieve pressure on the affected nerve.
Restorative Services: By removing the herniated disc, neurosurgeons can alleviate pain, numbness, and weakness caused by nerve compression, allowing for nerve healing and restoration of normal function.
Definition: Spinal stenosis refers to the narrowing of the spinal canal, which can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots, leading to pain, weakness, and sensory disturbances.
Procedure: Neurosurgeons may perform a decompressive laminectomy, where they remove part of the bony structure to create more space for the compressed nerves.
Restorative Services: By relieving the pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, neurosurgeons can alleviate symptoms and help restore normal nerve function.
Definition: Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by severe facial pain due to irritation or damage to the trigeminal nerve.
Procedure: Neurosurgeons may perform microvascular decompression, where they place a cushioning material between the trigeminal nerve and nearby blood vessels to relieve compression.
Restorative Services: By decompressing the trigeminal nerve, neurosurgeons can reduce pain signals, allowing for pain relief and improved quality of life.
Definition: Peripheral nerve tumors are abnormal growths that develop in the peripheral nerves, causing pain, weakness, and sensory changes.
Procedure: Neurosurgeons may perform surgical excision of the tumor, aiming to remove it while preserving nerve function as much as possible.
Restorative Services: By removing the tumor and potentially performing nerve reconstruction, neurosurgeons can restore nerve function, alleviate symptoms, and prevent tumor recurrence.
Definition: Ulnar nerve compression or cubital tunnel syndrome occurs when the ulnar nerve, which runs along the inner side of the elbow (the cubital tunnel), becomes compressed or irritated. This can lead to pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and fingers.
Procedure: Neurosurgeons may perform ulnar nerve decompression surgery to alleviate pressure on the nerve. The specific procedure commonly employed is called cubital tunnel release. During this surgery, the neurosurgeon creates a larger space for the ulnar nerve by releasing or removing any constricting structures or tissue in the cubital tunnel.
Restorative Services: By relieving the compression on the ulnar nerve, neurosurgeons aim to restore normal sensation and function to the affected hand and fingers. The surgery can alleviate pain, numbness, and tingling, and improve grip strength and dexterity. Following the procedure, patients may undergo rehabilitation and physical therapy to facilitate recovery, restore muscle strength, and enhance overall function.