Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Common Conditions That A Neurosurgeon Can Address With Neurosurgery

by Hugh Larson

Illnesses and injuries that affect the brain and spinal column require specialized medical treatment. To find relief from pain, immobility, seizures, and other possible complications from these conditions, patients afflicted with them often need to undergo some form of neurosurgery. The following ailments are some that a neurosurgeon can address and provide long-lasting or permanent relief from.


Cerebral aneurysms pose a serious risk to patients' health. These weakened blood vessels can burst and cause uncontrolled bleeding in the brain. If not addressed promptly, they can cause intense pain and death within a matter of hours. 

People who suffer from cerebral aneurysms must undergo neurosurgery to repair the affected blood vessels. The neurosurgeon will tie off or use mesh to strengthen the walls of the blood vessels. He or she also will remove excess bleeding in the brain.

If treated promptly, aneurysms do not have to negatively impact a patient's life. However, it is critical for patients to seek out emergency care from a neurosurgeon if they experience aneurysm symptoms like intense and sudden headaches, slurred speech, face drooping, and arm weakness.


Tumors in the brain also require treatment that only a neurosurgeon can provide. Depending on the tumor's size and location, the affected patient may need to undergo neurosurgery to remove it or reduce its size. Removal of the tumor is especially critical if it is believed to be malignant. 

A neurosurgeon can ensure that the removal of the tumor does not affect the patient's normal functions like speech or movement. Depending on where the tumor is located, the neurosurgeon may use laser surgery or radiation to eliminate or reduce it. 

Chronic Migraines

Finally, a neurosurgeon can provide treatment for chronic migraines. The treatment for chronic migraines can involve neurosurgery if there is a blockage in the sinuses or pinched nerves somewhere in the upper spinal column. However, it can also involve the use of medications to reduce pain and swelling. It also may involve regular injections of pain medications directly into the sinuses. 

These conditions are some that a neurosurgeon can address in patients who suffer from conditions that affect their brains and spinal columns. Patients can undergo neurosurgery to treat deadly aneurysms. They can also undergo surgery to get rid of tumors in their brain. A neurosurgeon can likewise provide treatment to patients who suffer from chronic migraines. Treatment can include surgery on a patient's sinuses.  


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Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

I have worked in a supportive role in the medical industry for over 20 years, and I have been amazed at the advances in medicine that have been made. While it is always great to hear about a new medication that helps cure a disease or a new surgical procedure that can help someone live a normal life again after an injury, I have been especially amazed at the research that has shown just how much our physical and mental health are connected. Since I keep on top of all of the amazing medical studies being performed and I know others are too busy to hunt them down themselves, I decided to start a blog to share my favorite health tips for keeping both your mind and body healthy.