Neurosurgery Specialist

NeuroSpinecare, Inc.

Neurological and Spine Surgeons, Interventional Pain Management and Foot, Ankle & Podiatry Specialists located in Sheffield Village, OH

Back pain is a common problem that for some people can turn into a chronic condition affecting physical and emotional health. Many causes of back pain result from conditions that affect the nerves. To provide you with the most comprehensive care, the experienced team at NeuroSpinecare, Inc., includes specialists in neurosurgery. To schedule a consultation with the neurosurgery team, call the Sheffield Village, Ohio, office or request an appointment online today.

Neurosurgery Q & A

What is neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is a medical specialty that manages conditions of the nervous system. This includes complications related to the brain, spinal cord, and cranial and spinal nerves. Neck and lower back pain are common complaints that often develop due to complications related to the nervous system. 

The neurosurgery team at NeuroSpinecare specializes in the treatment of neck and back conditions. 

Am I a good candidate for neurosurgery?

The experienced team at NeuroSpinecare determines if you’re a good candidate for neurosurgery after a consultation. However, before opting for the surgical option, the team may first try conservative treatments to help manage your condition, such as medication, activity modification, and/or physical therapy. 

Only after you’ve failed to get relief from your pain following conservative treatment is surgery considered. 

What are common neurosurgery procedures?

The experienced neurosurgery team offers many surgical treatments for both neck and back conditions. The type of surgery you need may depend on the underlying cause of your symptoms.

Common neurosurgery procedures performed at NeuroSpinecare include:

Laminectomy

The team performs cervical and lumbar laminectomies. During this procedure, your surgeon removes part of your bone, ligaments, or bone spurs to relieve the underlying cause of your pain.

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)

During ACDF, all or part of your disc (cushion in between your vertebrae) causing your neck pain is removed and the bones are fused together to minimize movement and future pain. 

Kyphoplasty

During a kyphoplasty, the neurosurgeon injects small amounts of special cement and a balloon to increase spinal height to relieve pressure on your spine and nerves.

Lumbar disc microsurgery

With lumbar disc microsurgery, a portion or all of the disc in your lumbar spine responsible for your pain is removed using the aid of a microscope, which requires smaller incisions and reduced recovery time. 

Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)

PLIF is a surgical procedure that fuses your lumbar spine together to reduce movement and improve pain. 

The neurosurgery team also performs carpal tunnel release surgery to alleviate carpal tunnel syndrome, a common cause of pain and numbness in your hand and fingers.

For comprehensive care from an experienced team, contact NeuroSpinecare, Inc., by phone or online today.