The effects of a vascular abnormality can be extremely grueling and may cause significant health problems. These problems can worsen due to possible dangers emerging if your condition goes unnoticed and/or untreated. Don’t let your life fall into unnecessary trouble.

If you have experienced advanced weakness and seizures, you may be suffering from the effects of an arteriovenous malformation. Ignoring this condition is not an option. Take action and avoid possible future complications.

What is It?

An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an unnatural connection between veins and arteries. This condition generally develops at birth and often occurs in the brain or spine, although they can be found in other areas of the body.

The heavily oxygenated blood in your body enters the brain through arteries. The blood then passes through smaller blood vessels known as capillaries where the oxygen is taken. The remaining blood is then passed into the veins where it travels to the heart and lungs. When an AVM occurs, the capillaries are bypassed, which can cause the veins and arteries to burst and bleed into the brain.

What Are the Symptoms?

The symptoms of an AVM become apparent when the condition causes damage to the brain or spine tissue. It’s highly important to identify these symptoms to help prevent the dangers of hemorrhagic strokes. These symptoms include:

  • Muscle weakness or paralysis
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble formulating speech
  • Numbness, tingling or sudden pain
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations

Is There Treatment for Me?

Identifying your symptoms is the first and most important step in getting the most positive results out of treatment. At IGEA Brain & Spine, our neurosurgeons have one priority: your health. We will properly evaluate you with physical examinations and scans to determine which treatment will be most effective for your AVM. Our advanced procedures include:

Prioritizing Your Well-Being

The pain and stress that can arise from a condition such as AVM is insurmountable, but know that we’re here to help. It’s time to get you back on track to a healthy life. The neurosurgeons of IGEA Brain & Spine will provide the care and treatment you need for the health you deserve. Recovery starts now, so contact our neurosurgeons in New Jersey for more information about our treatments.