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The 8% capsaicin patch is a patch for use on your skin.
Carotid or vertebral artery stenting is an endovascular treatment which means it is performed through a blood vessel by a consultant interventional neuro-radiologist. The procedure is usually carried out under local anaesthetic.
An Epidural Injection is the name given to an injection into the epidural space.
Cavernoma are abnormal clusters of vessels with small bubbles (sometimes known as caverns) filled with blood that make them look like a raspberry or blackberry. Cavernomas are also known as cavernous angioma, cavernous haemangioma or cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM).
A cervical collar is a neck brace that limits the movement of your neck while providing you with support and can also provide some pain relief.
This is a specialised pain control procedure. Pain is transmitted by nerves so it may be possible to reduce pain by blocking signals from affected nerves.
The surgical procedure that you are to be admitted for is called a cervical disectonomy. This is performed for someone who has a prolapsed (slipped) disc in the neck area.
“Epidural injection” is the name given to an injection into the epidural space. The epidural space lies inside the bony spine. The spinal cord and spinal nerves lie within the epidural space surrounded by a thin skin (dural membrane). A cervical epidural is an injection of steroid mixture into the epidural space in the lower part of the neck.
The spinal column is made up of bones that are all stacked up on top of each other, with soft cushions of discs in between each of the bones that act as shock absorbers.
The surgical procedure that you are to be admitted for depends on your specific requirements, but this information is for those who are to have surgery performed in the cervical spine (neck area).