Category Archives: 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 […]


Relieving Your Chronic Neck and Arm Pain

Our nerves are remarkably sensitive, but they’re also very durable. After all, they need to send messages to the brain for our entire lifetime. But they don’t like to be crowded. That’s what happens when a bulging or herniated spinal disc starts pushing on a nerve root. If this occurs in the vertebrae in the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


How A Neurosurgeon Can Help With Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson ‘s disease is a motor system disorder that results from the loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical that controls movement in the body, and the loss of these cells causes the symptoms of Parkinson’s such as tremors, slowed movements, stiffness in the limbs and trunk, and difficulty with balance. […]


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