The peripheral nerves, that is all of the nerves which are outside of the brain or spinal cord, can be damaged causing a person to experience tingling, numbness and chronic pain. This network includes nerves in the arms, legs, face, chest and abdomen which can be impacted by a range of issues including arthritis, accidents, sports injuries, over use and other conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome.
Depending on the location of the nerve pain and severity of the damage, surgery can be used to reduce and ease pressure (compression) on the nerve or group of nerves, through nerve repair, grafting or by rerouting the nerve. The surgical approach taken will depend on the cause of the nerve damage, how recent the damage is and if scar tissue is present. Small incisions and minimally invasive surgery options are commonly employed with aim to return function, sensation, motor skills and to reduce pain and discomfort.
Experienced in the latest keyhole surgery techniques, Dr. Byrne uses this minimally invasive procedure to effectively treat both brain and spinal conditions. This surgical technique only requires a small incision (usually less than 10mm), which allows the surgeon to gain direct access to the area they are operating on. Conducted under general anaesthetic, the surgeon […]