Peripheral Nerve Conditions and Treatments
The brain and spinal cord are considered the central nervous system. From the spinal cord flows other nerves that carry signals to and from various parts of the body. These are called peripheral nerves. Some conditions and trauma can cause pressure on these nerves, resulting in pain, tingling, weakness and loss of use. Dr. Sina Rajamand is a skilled neurosurgeon who offers peripheral nerve condition treatments at Battle Born Brain and Spine in Reno, Nevada.
While these procedures do not directly involve the brain or spinal cord, they still require the skills and experience of a talented neurosurgeon. Damage to nerves in the hands and arms can cause permanent damage and loss of use. Humans have a limited ability to regrow damaged nerves, so surgery to decompress peripheral nerves is best left to trained and skilled neurosurgeons. Dr. Rajamand and his team at Battle Born Brain and Spine routinely perform these intricate neurosurgical procedures near Carson City.
Minimally-Invasive Surgery for Peripheral Neuropathy
Surgical repairs for peripheral neuropathy, or conditions where the peripheral nerves have become compressed, can be carried out using minimally-invasive techniques and technology. Dr. Rajamand is a recognized specialist at these types of procedures, and regularly uses them with most of his patients. Minimally-invasive surgery for peripheral neuropathy he offers at Battle Born Brain and Spine includes:
Carpal tunnel decompression seeks to relieve compression in the median nerve in the hand. Cubital tunnel decompression seeks to relieve compression of the ulnar nerve in the elbow. Common peroneal nerve decompression is surgery to release pressure on the common peroneal nerve (CPN) in the knee. These frequently-used joints can develop conditions from over-use or other means that compress the peripheral nerves and cause pain and loss of movement.
Endoscopic Decompression for Neuropathic Conditions
The most popular method of minimally-invasive surgery for these neuropathic conditions is endoscopic surgery. Dr. Rajamand uses an endoscope, a long, thin tube with a tiny camera, to see inside the surgical site. With this guidance, he can perform the necessary surgical operations with a minimum of movements and damage to surrounding tissues.
This reduces risks and speeds healing time for his patients. Many go home the same day and enjoy a return to full mobility in a matter of weeks. Contact Battle Born Brain and Spine in Reno for information about peripheral nerve conditions and treatments by Dr. Sina Rajamand.