Neurosurgery

Fusion in the Neck

Our cervical spine is made up of seven bones with intervertebral discs between them. The cervical spine has three important roles: it allows the largest degree of movement of any part of the spine, and it has to protect the spinal cord and support the skull. The loads it bears, coupled with the degree of …

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Pain 101

When you cut yourself on a kitchen knife or when you’re lifting something and suddenly feel a sharp pain, what’s going on? Since we deal with pain all the time at Texas Neurosurgery, here’s a little basic primer on how this aspect of human behavior works. How you feel pain OK, so you’re cutting a …

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Causes of Trigeminal Neuralgia

TN or Trigeminal Neuralgia is also referred to as tic douloureux. It is a condition or an ailment where the patient suffers from shooting and intermittent pain in the face. This is an ailment where the trigeminal nerve of a person gets affected. This is one of the largest out of all the nerves of …

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What Causes Hemifacial Spasms

Hemifacial spasms occur due to involuntary muscle contractions on only one side of the face. These spasms generally begin with occasional twitching of the eyelid that might, in some severe situations, lead to complete closure of the eye that has been affected. The muscle spasms sometimes continue to reach the lower part of the face, …

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