Other Treatments

Neurosurgery located in Fort Worth, Lake Worth, Granbury, Cleburne and Weatherford, TX

Other Treatments

If a brain or spine condition disrupts your life, the extensive array of other treatments at Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute can help you get your life back. The team of leading MDs, FAANs, FACs, NPs, and physician extenders (including RNs and PA-Cs) understands that learning your diagnosis and deciding your treatment plan can seem overwhelming. They’re here to support you and help you get the best results. There are two locations in Fort Worth and additional offices in Granbury, Cleburne, and Weatherford, Texas, so call the one nearest you or book an appointment online today.

What are other treatments?

At Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute, other treatments refer to treatment modalities that don’t fall into the standard treatment categories. The team offers comprehensive brain and spine care, from the most conservative treatments to the most innovative up-to-the-minute techniques, so there’s a long and ever-evolving list of options.

When might I need other treatments?

You might need other treatments if you have a brain or spine condition, such as: 

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Dysphagia
  • Hemifacial spasms
  • Essential tremor
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Back pain
  • Brain tumor
  • Burst fractures
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Chiari malformation 
  • Closed head injury
  • Compression fracture
  • Head trauma
  • Herniated disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neck pain
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Scoliosis
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment
  • Vertebral fracture

Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute also treats other brain and spine problems, from mild to severe.  

What other treatments are available?

Some of the many other treatments available are:

Carpal tunnel release

Carpal tunnel release involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament that’s pressuring the median nerve. This relieves pressure and alleviates pain and other issues involved in carpal tunnel syndrome.

Cushing’s disease treatments

Cushing’s disease treatment depends on what causes your excess cortisol. Common approaches include surgery to remove the tumor (the first-line approach). Additional methods include cortisol-inhibiting medication, chemotherapy, and radiation.

Back pain treatments 

Initial approaches for back pain include treatments like physical therapy, medication, and injections. If back pain persists, the team may recommend a robotics procedure (robotic spine surgery). This approach involves smaller incisions, less tissue damage, and shorter hospital stays.

Dysphagia treatments

Dysphagia treatments include swallowing therapy with speech and language therapists, dietary changes, and feeding tubes through the nasal passages or stomach. 

Essential tremor treatments

While not everyone with essential tremors needs treatment, severe symptoms require approaches such as medication, physical therapy, and neuromodulation surgery called deep brain stimulation. 

Hemifacial spasm treatments 

Treatment addresses the specific cause of hemifacial spasms (often a facial nerve injury or tumor), typically through a surgical procedure called microvascular decompression. 

The team tailors treatments to each patient’s personal needs. They explain the different treatments and then work hand-in-hand with you to help you make a decision. 

Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute is dedicated to exemplary outcomes, every time and for every patient. To learn more about other treatments, call the office in your area or click the online booking link now.