Neurosurgery is a medical specialty dedicated to the treatment of conditions related to the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Navigating these complex conditions can be very difficult.
At Longstreet Clinic, we strive to educate our patients and stay up to date on the most advanced techniques. Identifying your specific condition is the first step.
It is important to choose a neurological specialist who is well versed in the various disorders related to the spine.
Common spinal conditions
- Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Fractures
Some conditions can be the natural result of aging, like Degenerative Disc Disease or Osteoporosis, while others can be caused by injury, such as Stenosis or spinal fractures.
Normally patients will seek diagnosis after experiencing pain in the back, neck, legs or arms. It can be extremely difficult to identify the central location of the pain as patients begin to feel the effects in other areas.
Factors your neurosurgeon will consider in diagnosis include the location of the pain, severity of symptoms and medical history. Our specialists use multiple diagnostic tools to determine the specific condition such as physical examination, radiology and in some cases electromyography.
After a condition has been identified, your neurosurgeon will determine the best patient-focused treatment plan. Treatment options can vary from non-invasive rehabilitation to surgical procedures. In some cases patients may need to undergo a mix of both therapies to get the best results.
Prevention and early intervention is crucial in the success of managing or curing neurological conditions. If you have a family history of back pain or osteoporosis, it is important to begin preventive care and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
If you would like to request an evaluation with one of our highly trained neurosurgeons, please call 770-533-7288 or contact us.