What are neurosurgical conditions?
Your central nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord and surrounding structures. A range of medical conditions can affect the central nervous system.
Neurological or neurosurgical conditions of the brain and surrounding anatomy include:
- brain tumours
- cerebral aneurysms
- Chiari malformations
- traumatic brain injuries such as concussion
Neurological or neurosurgical conditions of the spinal cord and surrounding anatomy include:
- spinal stenosis
- spinal spondylolithesis
- cervical myelopathy
- spinal tumours
- spinal trauma, for example, spinal cord injuries
The peripheral nervous system – consisting of nerves that carry information to and from your central nervous system to help your body operate – can also experience complications.
Common medical conditions that impact the peripheral nerves include:
If someone is diagnosed with any of these neurological conditions, a neurosurgeon can advise non-surgical treatment, neurosurgery or both – depending on how the condition presents in each individual.
If you would like a consultation with Dr Raj Reddy and his team, make sure your GP provides you with a referral before you book an appointment. Your GP may send you for medical tests and imaging such as x-rays and scans. You will need to bring these with you to your appointment.