Prof. Shahzad Shams presently works as Head and Professor of Neurosurgery Department at Lahore General Hospital, LGH, Lahore.
Diseases Neurosurgeons Treat?
Neurosurgeons treat patients with tumors of the brain or spinal cord. Accidents that lead to injuries of the head, spinal cord, or nerves require neurosurgical treatment.
Children born with a brain or spinal cord malformation at birth or with abnormal spinal fluid circulation require neurological surgery to help these children live a more normal life. The most common condition that neurosurgeons treat is pain in the neck or lower back spreading to the arm or leg due to a ruptured disc.
Slipped discs or pinched nerves may be treated non-surgically through bed rest, back braces, or physical therapy. Neurosurgery is performed to treat these patients when medicines fail to help or patients start to develop numbers or weakness of the affected limbs.