Neurosurgery performed on the nervous system, especially the brain and spinal cord.
Neurosurgery is performed to treat illnesses and injuries involving the nervous system and its support structures. This includes conditions related to the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, the bones of the spine, the skull as well as blood vessels and coverings that offer support to the nervous tissues.
Neuroscience is a division of healthcare sector, which deals with various disorders related to the nervous system such as brain tumours and neurovascular diseases.
Neurosurgeons are the certified specialists who have specialized training in the field of neuroscience to treat various disorders affecting nervous system.
Treatment By Neurosurgeons
- Spine problems can result from ruptured disks, overgrowth of arthritic bone, infections, slippage of vertebra or fractures.
- Neuro vascular disorders involve brain haemorrhages, traumatic or non-traumatic blood clots affecting the brain or spinal cord, aneurysms, vascular malformations and carotid artery disease.
- Brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, hydrocephalus and epilepsy.
- Traumatic injuries to spinal cord, bones of the spine, nerves, skull and brain.
- Peripheral nerve injuries
- Tumours in the brain, spinal cord, nerves, spine or skull.
Difference between a Neurosurgeon and a Neurologist
A neurologist is a specialist with expertise and training in the diagnosis and medical management of neurological disorders. When the medications fail, then the neurologist will request the assistance of a neurosurgeon to provide surgical treatment. In some cases, even neurologists and neurosurgeons work together to provide optimal care.