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Relieving the Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia

The trigeminal nerve is the nerve that supplies sensation to your face. In a condition called trigeminal neuralgia that nerve starts sending out signals of severe pain, rather than what is actually happening on your face. This is a chronic pain condition that affects the 5th cranial nerve, which is one of the most widely […]


You Don’t Have to Live with Essential Tremor

Some people think that shaking is a part of growing older. Or they think that if they develop a shake it’s the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Actually, it could be essential tremor, a nerve disorder characterized by uncontrollable shaking, or “tremors,” in different parts of the body. While essential tremor is not life threatening, it […]


Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Parkinson’s

You’ve heard the horror stories associated with Parkinson’s disease, where patients have lost one physical thing they do after another until they’re left with the option of basically watching TV at home. At Texas Neurosurgery, we think there is a better solution. Although there is no cure currently available for Parkinson’s disease, we offer a […]


Combating Hemifacial Spasms

Involuntary muscle spasms are unwanted anywhere on our bodies. But while irritating involuntary muscle spasms such as jittery legs are nothing more than an annoyance, other conditions such as hemifacial spasms can start as an annoyance and become more serious, even to the extent of closing off the vision in one eye. What are hemifacial […]


This Bulge is Serious — Aneurysms

An aneurysm is an excessive localized enlargement of an artery caused by a weakness in the arterial wall. Most aneurisms go undetected and don’t cause any problems, but they need to be taken seriously. At Texas Neurosurgery, we treat and also try to prevent aneurysms in our patients. What is an aneurysm? When the wall […]


The Danger of a Broken Neck

Seven bones make up the cervical vertebrae, commonly known as your neck. Of course, the function of the neck is to support the head and connect it to the shoulders and the torso. Break one of those seven bones and you’ve broken your neck. These injuries are the result of what it is called “high-energy […]


Spondylolisthesis

Although it’s hard to understand how this can happen, spondylolisthesis is a condition where one of your vertebrae, most commonly located in the lower spine (lumbar), slides forward over the bone below it. When this happens the spinal column becomes misaligned and the condition should be treated as soon as it is discovered to prevent […]


Cervical Stenosis

As we get older things just don’t work as smoothly as they did in our prime. This is even true of the spine and spinal cord within. Over time the spine can develop degenerative changes in the joints that can create a tightening of the spinal canal. This tightening may lead to pinching of the […]


Understanding Spinal Disc Problems

If you’ve had issues with your spinal discs you understand how excruciating the pain can be. If you haven’t, keep it that way! Since we deal with cervical disc herniations all the time at Texas Neurosurgery, here’s some information behind disc herniations and disk degeneration. What are spinal discs? Spinal discs are rubbery pads located […]



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