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Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of OCD

While options like psychotherapy and medication are available for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, in some instances these treatments may not be as effective as desired. In these cases, advanced surgical treatment options like deep brain stimulation may be able to provide… Click Here to Read More

Cingulotomy to Relieve Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a difficult thing to live with and can have a negative effect on a person’s overall quality of life. Chronic neuropathic facial pain, spinal cord trauma, post-stroke chronic pain, and trigeminal neuralgia are just some of the causes of… Click Here to Read More

Good Candidates for Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure that involves precisely placing electrodes into very specific areas deep in the brain. These electrodes in the brain are connected to a pacemaker (called an implantable pulse generator or IPG) that is implanted into… Click Here to Read More

Announcing New Chair of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Nader Pouratian

Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Nader Pouratian, M.D., Ph.D., as the new Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Pouratian will start on April 1 and hold the Lois C.A. and Darwin E. Smith Distinguished Chair… Click Here to Read More

The Difference Between Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

The “funny bone” as it is famously known, is actually a nerve – the ulnar nerve. It continues from the neck region right down to the hand, providing sensation to the little and ring fingers of your hands. Small muscles in your… Click Here to Read More

A Cingulotomy Treats Malignant and Non-Malignant Pain

A certain number of patients who have been affected by cancer suffer from pain that is immune to conventional treatment. Cingulotomy is a neurosurgical procedure that is used to treat chronic pain. People who have pain related to cancer, stroke, and spinal… Click Here to Read More

Parkinson’s Disease: What You Need to Know

Over one million people suffer from Parkinson’s disease in the United States of America, which is characterized by mobility issues, tremors, rigidity, and loss of balance. Even today, scientists are unable to find the exact cause of the disease. However, they believe… Click Here to Read More

Facial Pain May Be a Result of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Are you facing immense facial pain from activities as simple as putting makeup or brushing your teeth? It is common for people suffering from trigeminal neuralgia to experience discomfort when you stimulate your face. It can start off as mild and short… Click Here to Read More

Migraine or Headache?

A lot of people don’t know what the differences are between a migraine and a headache. Distinguishing between the two is important, because they require different treatments. The key to understanding the difference is knowing the symptoms that each one produces. Headaches… Click Here to Read More

Spinal Cord Stimulation Los Angeles

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) are used to treat those who suffer with chronic pain that is not responding to other types of therapy. SCS and PNS work by interrupting the normal sensations of pain to block the… Click Here to Read More

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