Anyone who has experienced a brain, spine or nervous disorder understands how challenging neurological conditions can be. For patients seeking support, the path to recovery is not always easy to navigate.
Our Approach to Neurosurgery
When you choose Inspira, our neurosurgeons will work closely with a host of other specialists to identify the underlying cause of your discomfort and create a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs. Whether you’ve suffered a traumatic injury or have a chronic condition, we can help you find relief.
Neurosurgery to Treat Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can inhibit your ability to work, move or even eat properly, which can erode your overall quality of life. Between 30 and 40 million people each year experience chronic pain that does not respond to pain relievers like aspirin and ibuprofen. Sometimes persistent pain is the result of trauma or injury. In other cases, an underlying cause or health condition is responsible for prolonged discomfort.
Common conditions that cause chronic pain include, but are not limited to:
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative spinal disease
- Ulnar neuropathy
- Nerve compression
- Herniated disc
- Occipital neuralgia
Whatever the cause, neurosurgeons are specially trained to treat chronic pain in patients who can’t find relief through nonoperative means. At Inspira, our neuro and pain management teams will work diligently to diagnose the cause of your pain and identify the proper course of treatment.
Surgeries that reduce pain by sending electrical currents to your nerves may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deep brain stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation and motor cortex stimulation are all examples of this type of therapy known as neuromodulation.
Neurosurgical Conditions and Treatments
Our team of South Jersey neurosurgeons provides advanced diagnosis and surgical treatment of several conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve, including the following.