COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT OF BRAIN & SPINE DISORDERS
We offer a compendium of therapies including non-surgical, minimally invasive and traditional surgical treatments for an array of conditions. In addition, we provide onsite therapy services, collaborating with several physical therapy clinics and radiology services.
WE MANAGE THE FULL SPECTRUM OF NECK & BACK DISORDERS WITH PARTICULAR EXPERTISE IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE THERAPIES.
Back and neck pain are common complaints in the general population, with an estimated 80% of adult Americans experiencing either condition over the course of their lives. An estimated 10% of people will experience chronic back pain (pain that lasts 3 months or longer), with an estimated economic cost of almost $300 billion to the US economy. The causes of back and neck pain are varied - and the vast majority of patients will not require surgical intervention. Our goal is to help identify the root cause of your symptoms and find the most effective therapy. Most patients will require little more than time, therapy and a short course of medical management. Patients experiencing intractable pain due to a spinal instability, neurologic injury due to nerve/spinal cord compression or select patients who fail reasonable attempts at conservative treatment may need to consider operative intervention. Our role is to help patients and their families understand the options available and make the best decision for their specific condition.
Cervical Disc Herniation
Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Thoracic Disc Herniation
Lumbar Disc Herniation
Spinal Cord Tumors
Spinal Metastatic Tumors
Sacroiliitis (Sacroiliac Joint)
"I HAVE A BRAIN TUMOR...."
The finding of a brain tumor can be an overwhelming experience for patients and their loved ones. Questions such as "Is it a cancer? How long have I had it? What can we do about it?" often arise. We understand and empathize with this sentiment because we've lived through this with our own family and friends. We offer advanced surgical therapies and integrate with some of the finest specialists in Oncology, Neurology and Radiation Oncology to provide an unparalleled benchmark level of care for both benign and aggressive brain tumors. Ultimately, it is all about YOUR health and well being. Your healthcare goals become our goals & we will help you to understand what is going on within your body. Just because you have a disease process does not mean we overlook that you are a person with feelings, pain and questions which need honest and direct answers. We strive to always deliver compassion and care needed to put you at ease, we are here to help.
Metastatic Brain Tumors
Choroid Plexus Papilloma
Hydrocephalus (a.k.a. "water on the brain) is a frequently seen condition where spinal fluid accumulates in the ventricles of the brain, causing symptoms from increased local pressure. Hydrocephalus has many causes. While it is most commonly seen in children, adult patients may also develop hydrocephalus after a brain hemorrhage, infection or certain congenital causes. It is important to understand that hydrocephalus is a diagnosis made on clinical grounds, not just based on CT or MRI scan findings. Management options will vary based on severity of symptoms and the root cause.
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
We also manage a spectrum of other brain related conditions including Chiari malformation and facial pain related to trigeminal neuralgia (a.k.a. tic-doloreaux). We have special expertise in managing among the more complex Chiari malformations in the Mid-Tennessee area and have seen patient referrals from all across the United States.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
Peripheral nerve disorders (a.k.a. "pinched nerve" in the extremities) are a common source of pain and dysfunction, affecting almost 10% of the general population. Carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome are both disorders of nerve compression in the arm/hand that results in numbness, weakness, tingling and loss of function.
We have extensive expertise in the surgical and non-surgical management of the most common peripheral nerve disorders.