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Conditions and Treatments

In this section, you will find the most up-to-date information available on a wide range of neurosurgical conditions and diseases. Included are essential components such as prevalence and incidence statistics, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. New topics are added on an ongoing basis. If you would like to see a topic posted that is not currently included, please send your suggestions to jai@aans.org.

Back and Neck
Anatomy of the Spine and Peripheral Nervous System
Artificial Cervical Disc
Artificial Lumbar Disc
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Central Cord Syndrome
Cervical Spine
Glossary of Spine Related Terms
Herniated Disc
Low Back Pain
Low Back Strain and Sprain
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery MIS
Neck Pain
Osteoarthritis
Scoliosis
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Infections
Spinal Tumors
Sports-Related Neck Injury
Tarlov Cyst
Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
Vertebral Compression Fractures
Brain Conditions
Adult Onset Hydrocephalus
Chiari Malformation
Cushing's Disease
Hydrocephalus
Brain/Spine Injury
Central Cord Syndrome
Concussion
Gunshot Wound Head Trauma
Sports-related Head Injury
Sports-Related Neck Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain/Spine Tumors
Astrocytoma Tumors
Brain Metastasis
Brain Tumors
Cushing's Disease
Glioblastoma Multiforme
Meningiomas
Neurofibromatosis
Spinal Tumors
Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
The Pituitary Gland and Pituitary Tumors
General Neurosurgery
Anatomy of the Brain
Neurological Diagnostic Tests
Stem Cell Research
Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Pain
Low Back Pain
Low Back Strain and Sprain
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery MIS
Neck Pain
Occiptal Neuralgia
Spasticity
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Tarlov Cyst
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Pediatric
Brain Tumors
Chiari Malformation
Craniosynostosis and Craniofacial Disorders
Epilepsy
Hydrocephalus
Neurofibromatosis
Positional Molding Helmet Band Therapy
Positional Plagiocephaly
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Spasticity
Spina Bifida
Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
Seizure/Tremor/Movement Disorders
Deep Brain Stimulation
Dystonia
Epilepsy
Movement Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson's Disease
Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Stroke/Related Conditions
Arteriovenous Malformations
Cartoid Endarterectomy and Stenosis
Cavernous Malformations
Cerebral Aneurysm
Cerebrovascular Disease
Stroke
Treatment Options for Cerebral Aneurysms