Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by compression of the median nerve in the arm. It results in manifestation of symptoms such as pain, numbness and tingling in an arm, hand and or fingers. It can decrease motor use in the affected limb. Neurosurgical treatment can be helpful after conservative interventions have not yielded relief.
Tumors of the brain or spine can be surgically removed in order to relieve symptoms or allow survival of the patient. Multiple types of brain tumors can occur including those originating in the brain and other metastatic types which have extended outside of their original site to the brain or spine. Multiple myeloma and lymphoma are types of cancer which can also be treated neurologically.