Neurosurgery is a clinical specialty devoted to diagnosis, treatment,
and prevention of disorders that affect the nervous system. The practice
of neurosurgery is complex and involves sophisticated diagnostic tools
and advanced therapeutic techniques, both surgical and nonsurgical.
Disorders commonly treated by neurosurgeons include:
Degenerative conditions of the spinal column, such as herniated
disks, vertebral compression fractures, and spinal stenosis
Tumors of the brain, spine, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves
Pain syndromes, such as back or neck pain, failed back syndrome,
carpal tunnel syndrome, and neuropathic pain
Injuries or infections of the brain, spine, spinal cord, or
Disorders of the blood vessels that supply the brain
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