Neurosurgery Clinic Columbia, SC

What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is a specialty of medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions, illnesses, and injuries involving the nervous system. This can include such body parts as

  • The Brain
  • The Spinal Cord
  • The Actual Nerves
  • The Skull
  • The Spine
  • Spinal Disks
  • Any Blood Vessels, Ligaments, and Coverings that support the Nervous System

The intense training completed by our neurosurgeons will help to explore whether a surgical or non-surgical treatment plan would be best.

Common Nervous System Diseases

The nervous system is vulnerable to many different disorders and can be damaged by:

  • Injury
  • Infections
  • Degeneration
  • Structural defects
  • Tumors
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • And more

Some common disorders of the nervous system include but are not limited to:

  • Vascular disorders – These include stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage and hematoma, and extradural hemorrhage
  • Infections – Such as meningitis, encephalitis, myelitis, and epidural abscess
  • Structural abnormalities – These can include brain or spinal cord injury, cervical spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain or spinal cord tumors, and more
  • Functional disabilities – Such as headaches, epilepsy, dizzy spells, and neuralgia
  • Degeneration – This includes Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autoimmune or inflammatory disorders – Such as Bell palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), peripheral neuropathy, and Guillian-Barre syndrome

Symptoms of Nervous System Disorders

The most common signs and symptoms of a possible nervous system disorder are listed below. However, it’s important to remember every patient experiences their condition differently and may have different symptoms at different severity levels. Symptoms include:

  • Headaches that don’t go away or start all of a sudden
  • A headache that is different or keeps changing
  • Not being able to feel or have tingling sensations
  • Muscle weakness or loss of strength
  • Loss of sight or seeing double
  • Loss of memory
  • Having trouble thinking and organizing thoughts
  • Difficulty with coordination
  • Tight muscles
  • Shaking and seizures
  • Back pain that travels to the feet, toes, or other parts of the body, known as “radiating pain”
  • Loss of muscle mass and trouble speaking
  • New difficulty with language in expression or understanding

Some symptoms of a disorder of the nervous system may look like those of other diseases or health problems. Set up an appointment today with one of our neurosurgery physicians for a consultation to discuss your concerns and start your path to a diagnosis.

Our team of neurosurgeons can help ease the pain associated with a wide variety of conditions that could be a result of congenital birth defects, degenerative ‘wear and tear’, or traumatic injuries.

Nervous System Treatment with Neurosurgery

Too often, the advanced treatment options needed to treat these issues are not accompanied by compassionate interactions with physicians. The neurosurgeons at Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery are highly skilled in the most up-to-date treatment options but still strive to foster and maintain personal connections with each of their patients. The majority of patients who come to us seeking neurological treatments do not require surgery to improve. Our physicians can utilize many different non-operative treatment options, however, when surgery is noted as the best solution, they provide the highest quality care available.

What do Neurosurgeons Treat?

Neurosurgeons are skilled in treating the following types of Nervous System issues:

  • Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Bulging Disks
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Infections Involving the Brain and Spinal Cord
  • Neurovascular Disorders (strokes, aneurysms, etc)
  • Brain Disorders (Parkinson’s, epilepsy, etc)
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