1. It is now possible to study the human brain in ways that were once not even dreamed. The first thing that comes to a person’s mind then they hear about neurosurgeons probably has to do with some sort of brain operation, and while neurosurgeons are very much involved with any sort of operation to the brain, they are also involved in an almost countless number of different areas in medicine. One of the most important areas in which brain surgeons work today is the area of studying the brain. Neurosciences have made amazing strides in how we look at and understand the human mind. The brain is not an area that can be examined as easily as other parts of the body. An ultrasound can be used to see a problem in the heart or the stomach, an x-ray might show a broken bone, but the brain is much more complex than any other part of the body. New machines which were developed by neurosurgeons have been able to map the brain using different colors which sow how people react to different stimulus, and that is something that can be a very valuable tool when doctors are trying to determine what sort of problem a patient might be having in their mind. Until recently, it was impossible to determine if memory loss was due to an illness or an injury, or what part of the brain as not working correctly and causing problems. Using the new machines that show the actual functioning of the human mind, doctors are able to pinpoint problems quickly and treat them better than ever before. People that have speech problems also stand to benefit from the map of their mind, since if the area that is causing the speech problem can be identified, a solution is very possible. Clinics like are continuing to develop better methods of seeing the brain’s functions. In the future, diagnosing a mental illness may be as easy as a simple trip to the neurosurgeon.
  2. Neurosurgeons are also responsible for creating alternative methods to spine surgery. The sine is a very dangerous place to operate, as even the smallest error can cause massive damage to the sensitive are, causing pain and suffering to the patient for years after the operation. And as general rule, doctors avoid operating on the spinal cord whenever they have the chance, but there are some spinal conditions that must be operated on. Today, neuroscience has made some huge leaps in the field of spinal conditions, and more often than not there are other solutions for a spinal problem outside of surgery. More than anything else, most cases where people suffer from serious back problems, the solution may be a simple neurological solution, instead of a dangerous operation to the spine. It is in fact the great hope of many people in the medical field that in the future neuroscience will be able to create solutions for problems that today can only be solved through dangerous and expensive surgeries. Neuroscience has already done a great deal for people with many different problems, and with each passing year that number just keeps growing.