Alongside pain itself, radicular back pain can lead to a loss of sensation or pins and needles at the affected area. We asked one of our leading neurosurgeons Mr Ahmed-Ramadan Sadek what the treatment options are for pain relief and whether the pain can go away by itself.
The thought of having back surgery can be scary! But if you have exhausted all other non-surgical options, you should consider talking to your doctor about whether you would be suitable for spinal surgery. One of our leading consultants Mr Iqroop Chopra's patients kindly shared his experience on having the procedure and how it helped him in his situation.
Epileptic seizures can be dangerous and require treatment. In this article, we spoke with Mr Richard Selway, a highly experienced neurosurgeon who is based in London. He let us know how seizures can be treated with Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS). We found out some of the risks and side effects from this surgery and what the steps are to prepare for the procedure
There is new hope for patients with inoperable brain tumours in the form of a new precision laser beam called the Visualase® procedure. In his new article, Mr Ranjeev Bhangoo explains what the procedure involves, who can receive this treatment and how effective it is.
Brachialgia is the technical term for arm pain and described as the upper body equivalent of sciatica. Much like sciatica, the onset can be sudden and unexpected. To understand it more, we spoke to Mr David Bell, a London-based neurosurgeon, who explained what causes it, the symptoms and the treatment options available.
Mr Chris Chandler, one of our top neurosurgeons based in London who specialises in treating brain tumours in children, provides us an overview of the initial signs and symptoms, causes and the treatment options available.
A foramen magnum decompression is a surgical treatment for Chiari malformation. Mr Sanj Bassi explains what causes a Chiari malformation and how a foramen magnum decompression treats it.
A tension headache begins in the back of the neck or head and spreads behind the eyes, forehead and to the scalp. Read more from one of our expert neurosurgeons Professor Keyoumars Ashkan on what causes the condition, the symptoms and how it can be treated.
The type of surgical treatment that you will have to remove your brain tumour will depend on the size and location of cancer and will be thoroughly evaluated and discussed with your neurosurgeon. We asked one of our specialists Mr Richard Gullan about the surgical procedure for glioma and whether you are asleep during the operation.