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Acoustic neuroma treatment may vary, depending on the size and growth of the acoustic neuroma, patient's health and symptoms.
Treatment for acute stroke has the greatest chance of working well if it is given within the first three hours after symptoms start. If you are admitted to hospital with a suspected acute stroke, you will have a CT scan as soon as possible to find out exactly what is happening in your brain. If an ischaemic stroke is confirmed, you will then be given a thrombolytic drug to break down the blood vessel blockage.
It is possible to remove an AVM from the brain using conventional brain surgery or to destroy it by stereotactic radiosurgery using a CyberKnife
Investigating and treating back pain at The London Clinic involves multi-disciplinary teams of neurologists and spinal specialists. Our facilities and expertise for investigating and diagnosing back pain include: diagnostic imaging: X-rays, CT scanning and MRI scanning; discography; myelography.
Many back problems do not require surgical intervention; they frequently resolve with rest, physiotherapy, and anti-inflammatory medication. However, if these conservative treatments haven’t provided relief, Back pain injections can help ease pain, reduce inflammation, and restore mobility.
Radiosurgery is now an effective alternative. By applying a highly focused, high energy radiation beam to kill the cells within the benign brain tumour, the rapidly growing cells can be dealt with leaving the normal brain tissue relatively unscathed.
A brain aneurysm can be treated by performing two different forms of brain vessel surgery for example: the brain aneurysm can be clipped and dealt with permanently or The brain aneurysm can be sealed using a coil put in place through a main artery.
A brain aneurysm can be identified before it ruptures using brain scans. It can then be treated surgically in one of two ways either by carrying out a microvascular clipping or endovascular coiling.
The London Clinic offers a range of tests to detect brain cancer in an efficient and comfortable environment. High-tech imaging performed by specialist neuro-radiologists can help so that you can be offered the best treatment for your individual needs.
Brain surgery is performed to remove benign and malignant tumours that develop within the skull.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common problem that causes pain, numbness, and weakness in the hands. We can operate to release the carpal tunnel, resolve your symptoms, and safeguard your hand's strength and function. An All-Inclusive Package for this treatment is available from £1,730.
Some cavernomas arise in the brain stem or the top of the spinal cord; removing these carries quite a high risk but is sometimes necessary as cavernomas at these sites can cause the most problems.
For chronic daily headaches due to tension headaches, physiotherapy may play a greater part in your treatment. Treatment is personalised to each individual patient and to their particular pattern of chronic headaches. This approach is very successful and most patients find that their symptoms improve significantly; many patients report that they become virtually symptom free.
Deep brain stimulation is a neuromodulation technique used by specialists to treat a wide range of movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease and tremor. It involves the use of very small wires (electrodes) that deliver high-frequency electrical stimulation to affected parts of the brain. The electrodes are attached to a small electrical device that sends out pulses similar to a pacemaker.
Dorsal root ganglions are bundles of nerves in the spine that transmit sensory and pain signals to the brain. Dorsal root ganglion stimulation(DRGS) involves placing tiny wires called electrodes near these nerve bundles. The electrodes are connected to an electrical device, or ‘pulse generator’, that sends out electrical impulses to alter pain signals to the brain.
The brain and muscles communicate with each other using chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. When this relay system works properly, the body is able to initiate and co-ordinate movements. Some medications (drugs) interfere with the function of neurotransmitters and can lead to problems, resulting in an involuntary movement disorder.
An epidural injection numbs your nerves to give pain relief.
Initial treatment for epilepsy will usually involve taking anticonvulsants. Other treatment options include a ketogenic diet, and surgery.
Treatment is used to ease symptoms; the most frequently used medicines are propranolol, a medicine usually used to control high blood pressure, and primidone, an anti-convulsant.
The London Clinic has an experienced multi-disciplinary team of neurologists, spinal consultants, pain control specialists, radiologists, and physiotherapists. If back pain is affecting your quality of life, The London Clinic provides specialist treatment in a comfortable and stress-free environment.
Intra-operative radiotherapy is when a very localised, high dose of radiation is given at the same time as the surgical treatment for brain cancer (glioblastoma). The London Clinic is one of the few sites in the UK to offer treatment with the Carl Zeiss Intrabeam® system - a miniaturised X-ray device which is located within our on-site theatres.
Some movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and tremor, occur because a specific part of the brain no longer functions as it should. If the area affected can be identified, then it can be deliberately disrupted with lesional surgeries.
Broad spectrum antibiotics are used to target different types of bacteria, and a spinal tap is also done to culture the bacteria causing the infection so that antibiotic treatment can be more individually tailored to the infection.Viral meningitis cannot be treated using antibiotics. Because it is less severe than bacterial meningitis, viral meningitis can be treated by anti-viral drugs, corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, or just with pain killers to reduce the worst of the aches and pains.
Acute migraine was treated with ergotamines, which had terrible side effects and dangers. The modern group of triptan drugs have now revolutionised acute migraine treatment. These are effective and safe, and have relatively few adverse effects. Although more effective preventive treatments are now available, these need to be taken over a long period, sometimes indefinitely, to keep the migraines under control.
Neuromodulation is a treatment that involves using electrical stimulation to alter nerve activity. It involves implanting an electrical device, similar to a pacemaker, in the body, which is connected to tiny electrical wires called electrodes. Electrical signals are sent through the electrodes to specific areas to alter nerve signals to the brain.
Occipital nerve blocks can help patients with migraine and also those who experience cluster headaches. The treatment involves the injection of a steroid and a local anaesthetic into the two occipital nerves. The injections are done as an outpatient treatment, and only take a couple of minutes.
Occipital nerve stimulation is a type of neuromodulation which uses electrical stimulation to alter the activity of certain nerves. Occipital nerve stimulation specifically targets nerves in the head and neck to relieve headaches and facial pain.
The London Clinic provides a service for the range of different conditions associated with pain, from facial through to back pain. Our specialists offer a range of personalised treatments which are handled at our dedicated Centre for Pain Management.
Treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are used first to treat the underlying cancer. The second line of treatment is to try to modify the immune response that is causing the paraneoplastic syndrome: Plasmapheresis involves removing and replacing the plasma, which contains the paraneoplastic antibodies, from the blood of the person experiencing symptoms.
At The London Clinic, our treatment options of drugs or deep brain stimulation are supported by a range of additional therapies.
Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is a type of neuromodulation that is used to treat chronic (long-term) pain. It uses electrical stimulation to stop certain nerves sending pain signals to the brain. Peripheral nerve stimulation specifically targets peripheral nerves, which are nerves that are located beyond the brain or spinal cord.
Physical therapies provide effective treatment for a wide range of different conditions and as part of the recovery from joint injuries or surgeries. They can help treat many causes of joint pain and stiffness, including arthritis and sciatica.
If you are suspected of having a pituitary tumour, diagnostic imaging techniques can confirm this and establish the exact size and location of the tumour.
Sacral nerve stimulation is a type of neuromodulation therapy that uses small electrical impulses to alter the activity of certain nerves (sacral nerves) that control the functions of the bladder and bowel motion. The electrical impulses are sent out from an electrical device, similar to a pacemaker, through tiny electrical wires (electrodes) that are placed near these nerves.
Until recently there was no objective test to help establish the diagnosis of the small fibre neuropathy. This has significantly changed with the introduction of the measurement of intraepidermal nerve fibre density.
Spinal cord stimulation is a type of neuromodulation that effectively treats neuropathic (nerve-related) pain. It involves placing a tiny electrical wire (electrode) near the spinal cord; this is connected to an electrical device (pulse generator) that sends out small electrical impulses to reduce the feeling of pain.
Some causes of back pain can be treated by injecting medications into different parts of the spine; these are known as spinal injections. They can help to relieve pain, inflammation and stiffness, and restore movement.
Spinal surgery is a surgical procedure performed anywhere along the spine, from the top of the neck to the base of the lower back. It is carried out by a neurosurgeon with the aim of treating a problem in the neck, upper back or lower back.
Decisions are then made on the exact course of drug treatment that is likely to be most effective in each particular case. Some people just need medication to control pain, vomiting, or seizures. Anti-hypertensive drugs such as nicardipine can reduce high blood pressure, so reducing the risk of further bleeds.
Neurosurgeons at The London Clinic are able to perform a ventriculostomy using conventional brain surgery or using endoscopic techniques. A ventriculostomy to relieve hydrocephalus can also be done with the addition of a stent, a small catheter that is used to keep the drainage hole open: An external ventricular drain is a temporary catheter that is later removed. A ventricular peritoneal shunt carries excess fluid into the peritoneum, the abdominal cavity. A ventriculoatrial shunt takes the fluid directly into one of the upper chambers of the heart.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive method of stimulating nerves in the brain using magnetic fields. The stimulation can target the entire brain, or certain parts of the brain, such as specific nerve networks that cause changes in movement and behaviour. It has been proven to be a safe and effective form of neuromodulation.
Vagal nerve stimulation is a form of neuromodulation. It involves electrically stimulating the vagus nerve (the longest nerve connecting the brain to the body). It was first developed in the late 1980s and is now an established treatment option for epilepsy, as well as a range of other conditions including depression, headaches and certain psychiatric conditions.

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