In its fully equipped Brain and Neurosurgery Unit, Ekol Hospital follows the innovations in medical technology with a team and multidisciplinary approach. In parallel with these, Ekol Hospital Brain and Neurosurgery Unit has obtained successful results in diagnosis and treatments of the following areas with its experienced expert medical staff.
Almost everybody has backaches at least once in their lifetime. If it goes away within a few weeks, it is acute. Otherwise, it may be chronic and after some time, you may need spinal surgery.
Doctors first try to treat back pain with non-surgical methods, but if it is unavoidable, they may decide a surgery. There are six common spinal surgeries:
Most backpains get better after surgery. Surgeries are always supported by conservative treatment like physical therapy, medication, and heat.
Hernia of the loins or also known as “spinal disc herniation” is a very common disturbance, and can threaten most daily life activities. A herniated disc occurs when the nucleus pushes out the annulus. Arm pain, leg pain, numbness, or tingling are among the symptoms of a hernia of the loins.
Cervical Disc Hernia may occur without any symptoms and still can cause pain. It is very usual to feel its effect in one arm or the other as numbness. Loss of bowel control is also a possible sign of disturbance of cervical disc hernia.
Spine fracture is damage to the back that is usually caused by traffic accidents, falls, or gunshots. The reason for spine fracture also can be weakened bones in old age. It damages the vertebrae, 33 bones in your spinal column. It is an emergency and needs as fast treatment as possible. Back pain, height loss, swelling, tenderness, numbness, and tingling are among the symptoms of spine fracture. If you have a doubt, a spine x-ray is the best way to understand your condition.
Scoliosis is a disturbance usually seen in children aged between 10 and 15. However, it can occur at any age, from babyhood to elderliness. Scoliosis can be treated, but if it is mild, treatment is not always needed. Some symptoms of scoliosis are:
Most people do not need surgery for scoliosis, only a small number of people need surgery, and exercises given by your doctor might be helpful as a part of treatment.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a condition that lasts for a long time. In Ankylosing spondylitis spine is inflamed.
Some symptoms of Ankylosing spondylitis are:
In some people, ankylosing spondylitis gets better in others it gets worse in time. If your symptoms persist, you may see a doctor. Your doctor may offer blood tests and imaging tests for improved treatment. There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis at the moment but a successful treatment may stop it from developing.
A tumor is an abnormal swelling of the flesh.
Spine tumors by location:
Spine tumors by origin:
A brain tumor is the uncontrolled growth of cells in the brain. A brain tumor can start in the brain or near the brain like in the nerves, in the pineal gland, or the membranes. If a brain tumor starts in the brain, it is called a primary brain tumor. If a tumor starts in the other parts of the body and spreads to the brain, it is called a secondary brain tumor.
Symptoms of a brain tumor are many and some of them are:
Nerve compression is a condition that occurs when a nerve is squeezed or compacted. It is usually happens in a single location. If treatment is neglected, the damage on that part can be permanent. See a doctor as soon as possible if you doubt symptoms.
Some of the nerve compression symptoms are:
Nerve compression causes many difficulties in your daily life and affects working parenting, and sports.
Some common types of nerve compression are:
Cerebral hemorrhage, also known as “intracerebral hemorrhage” and “hemorrhagic stroke” is a condition when a blood vessel in the skull starts bleeding into and around the brain. High blood pressure is the main reason for cerebral hemorrhage to happen. Arteries in the brain are weakened by high blood pressure and that causes split and rupture.
Some risks of high blood pressure can be lined below:
In addition, you should see a doctor as soon as possible, if you think you have a irregular heartbeat.
Hydrocephalus is a condition that builds up fluid in the cavities in the brain. The pressure of cerebrospinal fluid associated with hydrocephalus can damage the brain and cause brain function problems. The imbalance between the amount of cerebrospinal fluid produced and absorbed into the bloodstream is the reason for hydrocephalus.
Hydrocephalus can be seen at any age but mostly among adults over 60.
Some of the symptoms and physical signs of hydrocephalus are:
Congenital anomalies or in other saying birth defects are the functional and structural anomalies seen in the intrauterine period. It is known that one in fifty babies is born with a congenital anomaly like Down syndrome, cleft palate, and spinal bifida.
With the help of advanced technology, some congenital anomalies during pregnancy can be detected. Others can be understood after birth and as the baby grows older.
If an injury is in the brain and skull and scalp it may be called a head injury. Head injuries may be open or closed injuries. If the skull is not broken because of the injury, it is called a “closed injury”. If the scalp and the skull are broken because of the injury and the injury enters the brain, it is called an “open injury.”
Some symptoms of head traumas or severe head injuries are: