Non-Surgical Neurological Treatment
Treatment for neurological disorders, which are conditions and diseases that affect the body’s nervous system, including the brain, spine and nerves, can vary from surgery to more conservative approaches.
Occasionally, the only way to treat a patient’s neurological condition is with surgery. However, there are non-surgical neurological treatments that can be effective alternatives to surgery. In most cases, these non-surgical treatments offer patients ways to manage their symptoms, prevent their condition from progressing, and improve their quality of life. Conservative neurological treatment also comes with less risk, and therefore may be recommended for patients for whom surgery is not an option.
The kind of non-surgical neurological treatment that a physician recommends will depend greatly on the specific disorder that a patient is suffering from. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, there are more than 600 known neurological disorders and conditions, some of which include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, spina bifida, epilepsy, and brain tumors. The common kinds of conservative methods used to treat neurological disorders include:
- Lifestyle changes
- Preventative measures