Is Spinal Stenosis a Serious Condition?


Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal or spinal neve root foramen (hole). Spinal stenosis can compress the spinal cord and nerves which can lead to pain,

Symptoms of Trigeminal Neuralgia


In this article we discuss symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia and available treatments. Trigeminal neuralgia (also called tic douloureux) is a type of severe facial pain. The pain is

What are Brain Tumours?


Brain tumours are a mass or growth of abnormal cells inside the cranium (the part of the skull that encases the brain). There are two main groups of

Three Common Spinal Conditions and their Diagnosis Explained


Whatever your age, general health or fitness levels, you may suffer from neck or back pain or other symptoms from an underlying spinal condition. Spinal conditions can have

Second Opinion for Spinal Surgery


Seeking a second opinion, particularly where surgery is indicated, is becoming increasingly common. A second opinion is most useful if the diagnosis is uncertain or multiple treatments are

Dr James Laban – What is a Neurosurgeon?


A neurosurgeon is a doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of conditions that affect the central nervous system (the brain and spine) and the peripheral