But none of that explains why neurosurgery is interesting.
Neurosurgery is interesting because the brain is interesting. The brain is responsible for all of your functions. It takes in information, makes a decision, and fires off a response quicker than you can even think about it. When you itch, and you scratch the itch, there is a ton of stuff going on at work there.
Neurosurgery is interesting because the spine is interesting too. You never think too much about your back. You slouch with it, you twist with it, you use all kinds of different motions with it that, if you’re honest about it, you take completely for granted. The spine facilitates all this motion, and it houses the nerves that traveling throughout your body. It helps you get done the things you mean to get done.
And it’s interesting because injury to either is interesting. Not in an entertaining way, of course. But in terms of being something that a lot of people worry about. And having the opportunity to help people with something so scary is incredibly interesting.
At least, that’s how we think of it.