Head Conditions

The brain and spine specialists at Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) offer the most innovative treatments for a variety of spine and brain conditions. The top-notch physicians in our New York area centers treat complicated conditions such as chronic pain, facial spasms, benign tumors, and neuralgia (facial pain). Serious head conditions may not be alleviated by more conservative approaches—and that’s when the world-class doctors at NSPC are there for you.

NSPC doctors provide expert surgical procedures for tumors surrounding delicate nerves, such as Schwannomas and acoustic neuromas. Our board-certified neurosurgeons perform state-of-the-art procedures in the treatment of pain stemming from the occipital, glossopharyngeal and trigeminal nerves. Along with neuralgia, our fellowship-trained physicians also treat facial spasms caused by compressed nerves in the head.

Acoustic Neuroma

What Is an Acoustic Neuroma? An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that develops on the cranial nerve connecting the ear to the brain. Also called a vestibular schwannoma, it develops from the overproduction of...

Chronic Pain

What Is Chronic Pain? Chronic pain can be one of the most debilitating conditions a person can suffer from. The threshold for the minimum time for a pain to be considered chronic ranges from three...

CNS Lymphoma

What Is CNS Lymphoma? A central nervous system lymphoma (CNS lymphoma) is a cancer of the lymphatic tissues of the brain, the spinal cord, the meninges or membranes covering the brain (called meningeal lymphoma), and...

Facial Pain (Neuralgia)

Neuralgia is a disorder which causes pain that stems from a nerve dysfunction. There are many different types of facial neuralgia, each with their own symptoms and causes. The main types which are most common...

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

What Is Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia? A rare cranial nerve compression syndrome, glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) is similar to trigeminal neuralgia in that pressure on a nerve causes severe pain. These intermittent episodes of pain tend to radiate...

Hemifacial Spasm

  What Are Hemifacial Spasms? Hemifacial spasms are sudden involuntary muscle contractions occurring on one-half (hemi) of the face (facial) because the facial nerve is compressed. Usually, these twitches begin near the eyes and are...

Occipital Neuralgia

What Is Occipital Neuralgia? Occipital neuralgia is a condition characterized by piercing, throbbing or electric-shock-like pain where the greater and lesser occipital nerves are located in the back of the neck and head. Irritation or...


What Is a Schwannoma? A Schwannoma, also called a neurilemmoma, is an abnormal growth, usually benign, of the Schwann cells that cover the myelin sheath of the nerve. Schwann cells form the covering of the...

Trigeminal Neuralgia

What Is Trigeminal Neuralgia? Trigeminal Neuralgia is a particular type of facial pain along the trigeminal nerve path. This fifth cranial nerve provides sensation from the forehead down to the chin along with control of...