Cavernovas: what are they and treatment options

This is a rare condition. Cavernomas are blood vessel anomalies that can occur in the brain or the spinal cord. Generally, the incidence in the population is thought to be around 1:200 to 1:400. The most common ways that cavernomas become symptomatic is by causing...
The Survivorship Diary

The Survivorship Diary

The Survivorship Diary The Survivorship Diary is a resource to help patients and their families manage their treatment and lifestyle after a brain or other cancer diagnosis. Created by Cassandra Bennett, whom is a mother, daughter, wife, athlete and accountant and...

The idea of an operation can be frightening

Many people are filled with anxiety at the thought of having an operation. If that operation involves their spine or brain, the stakes are that much higher. As a result, seeking the opinion of a neurosurgeon is often avoided, because of the fear that this will lead...

Is it Nerve Pain?

Conditions that affect your neck or lower back, or trauma to these areas, can result in a pinched nerve. This can then result in nerve pain. Nerve pain is known as “neuropathic pain” in medical literature. Not everyone with a back or neck problem will suffer from...