Our brains are the control centres of our bodies. Signals travel to and from the brain via the nervous system, but if these signals are blocked or impaired, it can have serious consequences. Chiari malformations are conditions that result in brain tissue extending down into the spinal canal, creating pressure, which can interfere with signals going to and from the brain. Mr Sanj Bassi, a Chiari expert at London Neurosurgery Partnership, explains these conditions.
Syringomyelia is a fluid-filled cyst, also known as a syrinx, which develops within the spinal cord. Over time, the syrinx can get bigger and start to compress the spinal cord, causing damage. Mr Sanj Bassi, a leading neurosurgeon at the London Neurosurgery Partnership, explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for syringomyelia.
A baclofen pump is surgically placed inside the body and continuously delivers the muscle relaxer baclofen to those who experience nerve diseases, such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and spasticity. Leading neurosurgeon Mr Sanji Bassi explains how it works and how long the treatment lasts...
Sciatica is extremely common. Most people have a 80-90% chance of having back pain in their life time. Of these patients 1-3% go on to have sciatica. So what is it, how serious is the condition, and how can it be treated? We interviewed leading neurosurgeon Mr Sanj Bassi for the answers.