Neurological Conditions and Their Treatment Options - Pain


 

  • Chiari decompression
  • Chiari malformations are congenital variations of the back of the brain which can cause head aches and other symptoms that respond poorly to medications. Decompression surgery can relieve this condition.
  • Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia causes very severe pain to the face from an artery pressing a nerve in the brain. Microvascular decompression is a brain operation using a microscope to separate the blood vessel from the nerve, often with dramatic improvement.

 

  • Microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm
  • The cause of hemifacial spasm is similar to trigeminal neuralgia with a blood vessel compressing a nerve. The surgery separates the blood vessel from the nerve.
  • Microvascular decompression for Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is similar in cause to the above two conditions. CNI surgeons are specialists in the treatment of these conditions.
  

Microvascular Decompression Surgery Recovery


The recovery time after decompression surgery varies greatly depending on the procedure as well as the individual patient. However the biggest factor in recovery and rehabilitation depends on the location of the surgery. For more information regarding your expected recovery time please make an appointment with one of our neurosurgeons.

 

Peripheral Nerve Surgery Recovery


The recovery time after peripheral nerve surgery varies greatly depending on the procedure as well as the individual patient. It is important for patients to regain mobility to. For more information regarding your expected recovery time please make an appointment with one of our neurosurgeons.

 

 

Appointments at California Neurosurgical Institute


CNI works with most insurance companies and is an in-network provider for these insurances. In most cases, CNI doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need, and the team members who will care for you or your family have the expertise and skills to provide the best care possible.

 

 

CONTACT US


If you are currently suffering from a brain or spine disorder, or are experiencing persistent pain for a minimum of 6 months, you should consult with a neurosurgeon at CNI. The surgeon will evaluate your condition and suggest the best possible treatment options. Take the first step to feeling better and call today to schedule a consultation.

Valencia
(661) 799-2542

 

Encino/San Fernando Valley
(747) 206-5424

 

 

Bakersfield
(661) 414-9100

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