Is a type of aggressive cancer that is generated in the brain or spinal cord. Glioblastomas are formed from cells called "astrocytes" that provide support for neurons.
The aneurysm is a dilation of the wall of an artery. It is produced by a failure of one of the layers that form said arterial wall.
A meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges - the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.
Is the accumulation of an excessive amount of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. Normally, this fluid protects and cushions the brain. However, too much fluid exerts a damaging pressure on the brain.
Is a type of chronic pain that affects the face. It causes pain, sudden burning or feeling of extreme shock. It usually affects one side of the face.
Stereotactic radiosurgery uses many precisely focused radiation beams to treat tumors and other problems in the brain, neck, lungs, liver, spine, and other parts of the body.
The term "craniotomy" refers broadly to the surgical removal of a section of the skull in order to access the intracranial compartment.
Is a misnomer, as it is not actually a syndrome - it is a very generalized term that is often used to describe the condition of patients who have not had a successful result with back surgery.
When your sacroiliac joints are not moving normally due to either stiffness or excessive movement, it is referred to as Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, which normally results in sacroiliac pain.
Vertebral compression fractures are a prevalent disease affecting osteoporotic patients. When symptomatic, they cause significant pain and loss of function and have a high public health impact.
Spinal disorders result from a wide array of pathological processes, but symptoms and disability generally are consequences of impingement of the neural elements and/or instability of spinal segments.
Are those that cause the loss of normal structure and/or function. Repeated strains, sprains, and overuse of the back cause a gradual degeneration of the disks of the spine.
Causes one of the lower vertebrae to slip forward onto the bone directly beneath it. It’s a painful condition but treatable in most cases. Both therapeutic and surgical methods may be used.
Occurs mostly in people older than 50. Younger people with a spine injury or a narrow spinal canal are also at risk. Diseases such as arthritis and scoliosis can cause spinal stenosis, too.
It is a condition in which a nucleus pulposus is displaced from intervertebral space. In some instances, a herniated disc can compress the nerve or the spinal cord that causes pain consistent.
Have been utilized as a tool in spine surgery since the 1980s and continues to be one of many surgical options to treat spinal conditions depending on the location and severity of a patient’s problem.
It is the most common surgery used to remove pituitary tumors. The pituitary gland is located at the bottom of your brain and above the inside of your nose.
Also known as stereotactic radiosurgery, is a form of radiation used to treat brain disorders. Despite its name, this procedure does not involve a surgical incision into the brain.
Spinal decompression surgery is a general term that refers to various procedures intended to relieve symptoms caused by pressure, or compression, on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots.
In a fusion surgery, a bone graft and/or instruments are used to encourage bone growth over the sacroiliac joint and create one immobile unit.
Artificial disc replacement, also known as arthroplasty, is the replacement of a damaged spinal disc with an artificial (manufactured) disc. An artificial disc is designed to support the vertebrae.
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is an operation to remove a degenerative or herniated disc from the neck. After the surgeon removes the damaged disc, they fuse the bones together.
Is an operation on the lumbar spine performed using a surgical microscope and microsurgical techniques.
A posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is performed to remove a disc that is the source of back or leg pain and fuse spinal vertebrae with bone grafts.