Hong Kong Brain & Spine, Stroke & Pain Consultant Clinic
Spine Treatment - Back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, MRI Scan, Surgical Treatments, spine intervertebral discs
Spine Treatment Cases Records
Trigerminal Neuralgia Treatment - Medications, Interventional Procedures, Microsurgery, Radiosurgery
Trigeminal nerve is the 5th pair of cranial nerve at our brain. It contains mixed type of nerve fibers: general somatic sensory, visceral sensory fibers and motor fibers for muscle of mastication.
Revolutionary New Concept of Stroke Care
Nowadays Stroke Neurosurgeons prefer high quality MRI angiogram or cerebral angiogram to search for the real cause of stroke and treat accordingly; so as to prevent stroke from recurring within short period of time.
Extending Salvage of Acute Stroke for Golden 8 hours
HKBSSP introduces the new ‘Golden 8 Hours’ concept for emergency treatments for acute ischemic stroke: minimally invasive endovascular procedure (namely Mechanical Thrombectomy) for Brain Revascularization, it precisely fills the gap and deficiency of The Old Golden-3 to 4.5- Hours Regimen of ivrtPA.
Time is Brain
Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is "warning stroke", is the strong predictor of a major stroke. It (TIA) is also often known as "minor stroke" that produce stroke-like symptoms but of no lasting brain damage.
24x7 Acute Stroke Service and Treatment
We provides comprehensive emergency stroke care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Stroke Neurosurgeons, our Stroke nurses work with a team of specially trained medical practitioners under standardised protocols to optimize the management of acute stroke care.
Stroke Prevention - Stroke Screening
Stroke is formed as a result of cerebral vascular deficits, its incidence increases exponentially from 30 years of age. In fact, the signs of stroke are traceable through risk screening, in which we can identify the health status of the cerebral vessels, intervention can be taken to lower the risk of strokes.
Comprehensive Stroke Care Service
Stroke Rehabilitation should begin as soon as the patient's medical condition has been stabilized. The first aim is to prevent such secondary problems as stiff joints, falls, bedsores and pneumonia.
The spine, also called the backbone, is a flexible column of linked bones (vertebrae), muscles, tendons, and other tissues that extend from the base of the skull to the tailbone. It includes three protective membranes that encase the spinal cord and the fluid surrounding it. The spine provides structural support for the body and facilitates movements such as twisting and bending. The column of nerves in the spinal cord transmits signals to the brain to control movement, sensation, and bladder and bowel function.
Tumors can develop in the vertebrae, nerves, and other tissue throughout your spine. Some spine tumors, such as astrocytomas, occur more commonly in children and adolescents
Fewer than 10 percent of spine tumors begin in the spine. These tumors, called primary tumors, may be benign or low-grade, malignant growths that are slow growing, or high-grade tumors that grow very aggressively. The vast majority of spine tumors are metastatic. These tumors arise from cancer that begins in another part of the body, such as the lungs, breasts, colon, prostate, kidneys, or thyroid gland. Sarcomas – cancers of the bone, muscle, or connective tissue – can also spread to the spine.
Spinal MetastasesMost primary and metastatic spine tumors are epidural tumors. These tumors grow in the bones of the spine. As they grow, they can compress the spinal dura – a thick sac that contains the spinal cord, nerve roots, and spinal fluid.
Nerve plexus tumors such as neurofibromas and ganglioneuromas occur next to the spine in the nerve plexus, a network of intersecting nerves that transmits signals from the brain to the arms or legs.
As a spine tumor grows, it can replace bones or compress nerves, resulting in compression fractures or reduced blood supply to the spinal cord. Often, the first symptom of a spine tumor is the pain caused by these changes. The time of day at which the pain occurs can provide important information about the tumor.
Pain that occurs mainly when you are moving – mechanical pain – usually means that the tumor is causing weakness or instability in the bones of the spine.
Pain experienced primarily at night or in the early morning that lessens with movement is often an early sign that the tumor has spread. This is because your adrenal gland, which makes steroids during the day to help prevent inflammation, becomes less active when you are sleeping.
Spine tumors that are close to major nerves can disrupt the nerves’ ability to receive and send messages between the body and the brain. This can cause neurologic symptoms such as:
Tumors within the spinal cord generally cause detectable symptoms, while spinal tumors outside of the cord may develop for some time before symptoms emerge. Common symptoms include:
The first test to diagnose brain and spinal column tumors is a neurological examination. Special imaging techniques such as computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) are also performed.
Laboratory tests include the electroencephalogram (EEG) and the spinal tap. A biopsy, a surgical procedure in which a sample of tissue is taken from a suspected tumor, helps doctors diagnose the type of tumor.
Getting an accurate diagnosis for a spinal tumor is very important. It helps your doctor plan your care and may help increase the chance of successful treatment.
If you have symptoms that may signal a spinal tumor, your doctor (Neurosugeon) will examine you and ask you questions about your health, your lifestyle and your family medical history.
Consultation Hours: (By appointment)
Monday - Friday:
10:00 a.m to 13:00 p.m
15:00 p.m to 18:00 p.m
10:00 a.m to 14:00 p.m
Sunday & Holidays: Closed