A slipped disc may cause symptoms such as pins and needles, numbness and weakness in the back or the legs. We've asked one of our top neurosurgeons Mrs Anne Mitchener to explain whether everyone feels pain or not when it happens and how it happens in the first place.
Headaches are awful. We’ve all had them and they can really put a dampener on your day. However, some headaches are worse than others; some are downright debilitating. Without warning, excruciating pain erupts on one side of the head, often around the eye. If this sounds familiar, you may be getting cluster headaches. Leading neurosurgeon Mr Sinan Barazi, part of the London Neurosurgery Partnership, explains.
A tumour is a scary prospect wherever it is on the body, but even more so in an area as sensitive as the nervous system. The spine and skull base are vulnerable to certain cancers. Expert neurosurgeon Mr Nicholas Thomas is here to talk about one rare type – chordoma.
Some people may experience extreme stabbing or an electric-shock type of pain at the throat, tongue, tonsil and ears. This condition is known as glossopharyngeal neuralgia. We've asked one of our top neurosurgeons Professor Keyoumars Ashkan to explain how the condition is treated.
A brain haemorrhage can be a life-threatening event. However, it can be treatable, and with the use of modern surgical techniques recovery from treatment is now faster than ever. We asked leading neurosurgeon Mr Christos Tolias about what someone’s treatment options are if they have a brain haemorrhage.
A colloid cyst is a benign brain tumour, which means it’s non-cancerous. These cysts don’t spread, but they do slowly grow in size. Due to its location in the ventricles, a colloid cyst can sometimes cause a blockage of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). Mr Christopher Chandler talks about the symptoms of a colloid cyst and how we can treat one.
Have you noticed that your baby's head looks misshapen? Flathead syndrome can occur if an infant spends a lot of time lying on their back. Paediatric consultant Mr Chris Chandler is on hand to explain why it happens and that parents don't need to be worried...
Lumbar decompression is a surgical operation to create more space for your nerves and spinal cord. There are many different ways a lumbar decompression can be carried out depending on your condition. This article by leading neurosurgeon Mr Sinan Barazi looks at how the procedure works, who it’s for, and what to expect after the operation.
Back pain is a common complaint that can affect people at any age and can occur in any part of the back. It usually goes away after a few weeks, or maybe months; however, for some individuals, back pain can be a long-term problem. Expert neurosurgeon Mr Nicholas Thomas explains.
Problems with the brain are always a worrying prospect. Our brains are, in a lot of ways, who we are, containing our memories and acting as the control centres of our bodies. A cavernoma is a condition of the blood vessels that can occur in the brain or spinal cord, and can even lead to bleeding in the brain. Are they serious? Leading neurosurgeon Mr Christos Tolias has the answers.