Neurosurgery Specialist

SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Neurosurgery & Nutrition Located in Huntsville, Madison, Athens & Decatur, AL

Neurosurgery isn’t just about operating on your brain – it includes the whole of your nervous system. If you have a neurological problem or unexplained symptoms affecting your nerves, the neurosurgeons at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center in Huntsville, Madison, Athens, and Decatur, Alabama, can help. They’re board-certified experts who specialize in treating conditions that affect the brain and nervous system, so if you have neurological concerns, call SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center today or use the online form to book an appointment.

Neurosurgery Q & A

What is neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is a specialty that focuses on the brain and spinal cord, which together make up your central nervous system (CNS), as well as your spine and peripheral nervous system.

The peripheral nervous system consists of all the nerves that branch off from your spinal cord and travel to other parts of your body. These nerves send back signals to your brain via your spinal cord, which interprets the signals as sensations like pain, pleasure, tickling, itching, heat, and cold.

Human brains are extraordinarily complex organs, and many would say the most complex creation in the entire universe. Together with the spinal cord and the rest of your nervous system, your brain controls everything you do and is fundamental to every aspect of your life.

Due to the complexity of performing surgery on this delicate yet powerful organ and the nerves that serve it, neurosurgery is a highly specialized field that features a unique set of conditions, as well as treatments and rehabilitation procedures.

What kinds of conditions might require neurosurgery?

Some of the brain and peripheral nerve conditions seen most often at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chiari malformation
  • Brain tumors
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
 

Spinal conditions that can cause nerve compression or damage include:

  • Cervical radiculopathy 
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Fractures of the spine
  • Herniated discs 
  • Lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica)
  • Myelopathy 
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis 
 

The neurosurgeons at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center are highly trained and experienced. They also have access to advanced imaging technologies and fully equipped, state-of-the-art operating rooms.

What neurosurgical procedures might I need?

There are a number of different types of neurosurgery you might require. These include:

  • Craniotomy
  • Biopsies for brain tumors
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Suboccipital craniectomy

If your spinal cord is coming under pressure from the structures within your spine, you might also need spinal surgery to relieve the compression, for example:

  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spine decompression
  • Scoliotic deformity correction

The neurosurgery team at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center performs complex brain and spine procedures using precision-guided 3D imaging. 

These real-time images allow your surgeon to navigate your brain and spine more precisely, which means they can carry out minimally invasive procedures and improve patient outcomes.

If you’re struggling with a complex condition of the brain, spine, or spinal cord, the SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center neurosurgery team can help. Call them today to find out more or book an appointment online.