Newswise — ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (August 1, 2019) — In August 2019, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) has turned the focus of Neurosurgical Awareness Month to the diseases and treatments of the spine. To share information, all of the association’s Patient Pages relating to conditions and treatments of the spine, which reside on, were updated by fellows of the association.

All Patient Pages (found here: provide information researched, written and edited by neurosurgeons for patients and their families who are seeking information about the conditions treated by neurosurgeons.

The Patient Pages are some of the most popular pages on the AANS website. The pages help the association deliver on its mission, which is to promote the highest quality of patient care and advance the specialty of neurological surgery. The AANS believes that it is essential that accurate, accessible and free information is available to all neurosurgical patients, their families and anyone considering neurosurgical treatment.

About the AANS

Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with more than 12,000 members worldwide. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. Fellows of the AANS are board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, A.C. Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the spinal column, spinal cord, brain, nervous system and peripheral nerves.

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