What is neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery prevents or treats brain, spine or nerve conditions.Brain - Neurosurgical procedures

But not all brain, spine or nerve conditions need neurosurgery. Treatment may involve resting, losing weight, physiotherapy or doing more exercise. It may involve radiotherapy, chemotherapy or neurosurgery. It may also be a combination of these.

A neurosurgeon recommends treatment based on a person’s medical history and how a condition presents in their body. 

When should I see a neurosurgeon?

You should see a neurosurgeon when your GP advises you to. 

Neurosurgeons specialise in diagnosing and surgically treating brain, spine and nerve conditions.

If your neurosurgeon decides it’s best to treat your condition with surgery, they will help you prepare for it. They will also help you to recover and rehabilitate afterwards

Sometimes, other specialised surgeons (such as plastic and reconstructive surgeons) and allied healthcare workers (such as occupational therapists and physiotherapists) may care for you too.

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