The Functional Neurosurgery Unit at the BLK Super Speciality Hospital is a division which is dedicated to treat functional neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor, Chronic Pain and Spasticity.
What are functional neurological disorders?
Any deformity or disorder in the brain which may pose a hindrance in letting a patient do normal functions like walking, holding things, etc. referred to as Functional Neurological Disorder. Generally functional neurological disorder is correlated with Parkinson’s disease which is common in old age but can also occur due to any brain injury. Other disorders may include:
- Chronic pain
- Movement disorders
These functional disorders can develop in anyone at any stage of life. The brain of a patient suffering from functional neurological disorder remains normal but functional incorrectly.
How can the functional neurological disorders get diagnosed?
These disorders are physically visible and can be experienced in daily routine of a patient. Usually, a person may suffer from:
- Loss of vision or double vision
- Slurred speech
- Any kind of abnormal sensation in the lower part of the body or limbs
Treatment for Functional Neurological Disorder
The treatment is decided on the basis diagnoses done by physical examinations and required tests. The treatment may include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and medication. If all these treatment fail to treat or better the condition then the doctor may suggest for surgery.
Surgical Procedures for Functional Neurological Disorders
No functional neurological disorder is same and doctor may suggest different procedure for different disorders. At BLK, we offer you world-class technology and highly-skilled doctors who offers all round treatment for all kinds of functional neurological disorders. The surgeries we offer include:
Parkinson’s Disease or Essential Tremors: A patient who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors or dystonia may be recommended for Deep Brain Stimulation after all the treatment fail to better his/her condition.
Chronic Pain: A person suffering from chronic pain in limbs or spine may be recommended procedures like:
- Intrathecal pain pump implantation for intractable chronic pain
- Cordotomy for the reduction of severe, refractory pain associated with terminal musculoskeletal or abdominal cancer
- Spinal cord stimulation for patients with botched back surgery syndrome or complex regional pain syndrome