is a tube that can be inserted in the body and through which medication and/or painkillers can be administered.

Central Nervous System:

is collective noun for that part of the nervous system that regulates all kind of functions of our body. It comprises the brain and the spinal cord.

Cerebral Spinal Fluid Examination:

is an examination of the fluid that is located around the brain and the spinal cord. The fluid is acquired by means of an epidural puncture (spinal tap).


are synthetic hormones (medication) that reduce inflammation. Normally, they are also produced in the adrenal glands.

CT scan:

is a scan that, through x-rays, can produce images of the inside of the body. In particular bony parts of the body are visible with this imaging technique.