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What is Golfer’s Elbow?

Whether playing Stevens Park or Dallas National, golf’s big around here and across Texas. If you play enough, you may have developed a condition colloquially known as “golfer’s elbow.” You can see why people call it that. The clinical term is ulnar nerve entrapment or cubital tunnel syndrome. At Texas Neurosurgery, we can treat golfer’s […]

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2021
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The Unwanted Surprise of an Aneurysm

A brain aneurysm is a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain. Although it can only be seen on scans, if you could see an aneurysm it would look like a berry hanging off of a stem. An aneurysm on its own is not a problem, as they are typically small and […]

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2021
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What kinds of surgery are used for chronic neck pain?

Life can be a pain in the neck…literally. Humans weren’t meant to be hunched over a computer all day. We weren’t meant for the sedentary lifestyles most of us now lead. Plus, the cartilage in our joints has trouble keeping up with our ever-lengthening lifespans. The seven vertebrae and surrounding muscles that make up our […]

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2021
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Removing the Back of a Vertebra — Laminectomy

A compressed nerve is not a happy nerve. Much of the chronic pain we suffer outside of our joints is due to nerve compression involving our spinal cord and the nerve roots exiting the spinal cord. This can show itself in back pain directly at the site of the compression or it can show itself […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2021
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Pay Attention to Those Facial Twitches

At Texas Neurosurgery, our board-certified neurosurgeons deal with many situations, such as aneurysms or vertebral fractures that are instantly serious and often could present life and death possibilities. But we sometimes come across a condition that starts quite innocuously, often with an occasional twitching in an eyelid, yet it can still end up requiring surgery […]

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2020
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Fractures in the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Last month, our blog addressed a broken neck, less dramatically known as a fractured vertebra in the cervical spine, the seven vertebrae that make up our neck. Just so we don’t overlook the 17 other vertebrae that make up our spine, this month let’s get into fractures of the thoracic or lumbar spine. Our Texas […]

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2020
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Fractured Cervical Vertebrae

When most people hear the phrase “broken neck” they assume the person is now going to be a quadriplegic for the rest of his or her life. In cases of traumatic injury, of course that can be the result. But a broken neck actually simply means the person has a fractured vertebra in their cervical […]

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2020
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Surgery through a Tiny Incision — Microdiscectomy

At Texas Neurosurgery, we often have patients come in complaining of pain, numbness, and weakness in a certain extremity, typically a leg and/or foot. They are showing the classic symptoms of nerve compression, probably on one of the nerve roots exiting the spinal canal to the impacted area. But the patient has heard horror stories […]

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2020
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Arteriovenous Malformation

Branching off of our arteries are a network of capillaries whose job is to deliver oxygen in the blood to the surrounding tissues. Once the oxygen has been taken, the capillaries then return the blood to the veins for the trip back to the heart to restart the process. When a person has an arteriovenous […]


Removing Spinal Cord Tumors

Tumors are simply an abnormal growth of tissue, whether benign or malignant. When they form in or around the spinal cord, they can upset the connection between the brain and the nerves, or they can inhibit the spinal cord’s blood supply. These are known as intradural spinal tumors, and they often require surgical removal. Our […]

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2020
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