Surgery

New treatment for 'arthritis of the spine' prevents paralysis

In a world-first, decompression surgery has been shown to be an effective procedure to treat cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) – a common progressive, degenerative disease of the spine that can lead to paralysis – ...

Other

Indian surgeons reconstruct baby's swollen head

Indian doctors said Thursday they have successfully completed a second round of reconstructive surgery on the skull of a baby suffering from a rare disorder that caused her head to nearly double in size.

Surgery

Smoking and neurosurgical outcomes

The effects of long-term cigarette smoking on morbidity and mortality have long been known. In a more immediate sense, smoking in the days and weeks before surgery can lead to morbidity and complications for many surgical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nerve stimulation might ease fibromyalgia pain

(HealthDay)—An implanted device that zaps the nerves at the nape of the neck—shown effective in treating some people with migraines—may also help ease the ache of fibromyalgia, an ailment that causes widespread body ...

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