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We specialize in disorders that impact any part of the nervous system, which may include the brain, spine or peripheral nerves. Conditions treated range from life-threatening brain tumors, to disorders impacting quality of life, such as back pain and carpel tunnel syndrome.

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5 most common types of chronic pain treated by neurosurgeons

Nearly 100 million Americans experience chronic pain ranging from back pain to headaches. Read about the most common types evaluated and treated by neurosurgeons.

T.K. Schiefer, M.D. By T.K. Schiefer May 2, 2023

Pain in the back: Spinal arthritis

The spine is susceptible to arthritis because of its range of motion. But not everyone who has arthritis has symptoms or needs treatment. Learn how being active can keep the pain away.

Gazanfar Rahmathulla, M.B.B.S., M.D. By Gazanfar Rahmathulla March 8, 2023

Pain relief for worn spinal disks

Back pain is common. Yours could be caused when the fluid-filled, shock-absorbing cushions in your spine wear out. Learn about why this happens and what you can do.

Kendall Snyder, M.D. By Kendall Snyder October 11, 2022

9 questions to ask your spine surgeon

Surgery isn't always needed for back pain. But when it is, it's important to get all your questions answered. Ask your spine surgeon these questions when facing the prospect of back surgery.

Meghan Murphy MD By Meghan Murphy June 8, 2022

Decompress and stabilize: Understanding types of back surgery

If nonsurgical treatments have failed to improve stress, strain and pain in your back, surgery may be the next option. Learn about the two categories of back surgery and when each is recommended.

T.K. Schiefer, M.D. By T.K. Schiefer May 20, 2022

Treating, repairing the body's electrical system

The nervous system receives and relays sensory information like vision, sound, smell, taste, touch and pain. Learn about the differences between the central and peripheral nervous systems, and if damaged nerves can be repaired.

Manish Sharma MBBS By Manish Sharma March 14, 2022

Not all low back pain is the same

Low back pain can range from intense to a dull ache. Learn about eight spinal conditions, the pain you could experience and when it's time to schedule an appointment.

Kendall Snyder, M.D. By Kendall Snyder February 18, 2022

Q&A: Surgery for low back pain

Most people with back pain don't require surgery, but there are situations when it's the best option. Get answers to 7 FAQ about low back surgery, including signs that it may be necessary.

T.K. Schiefer, M.D. By T.K. Schiefer November 11, 2021

Can carpal tunnel syndrome be treated without surgery?

If diagnosed early, learn how this wrist injury can be treated with a variety of nonsurgical options and alternative medicine therapies.

Manish Sharma MBBS By Manish Sharma November 9, 2021

7 common low back pain FAQ

About 4 in 5 U.S. adults experience back pain, with symptoms ranging from a minor inconvenience to debilitating. Read answers to 7 FAQ about low back pain.

October 28, 2021

Pain, pain go away: Back pain causes, solutions

About 80% of adults experience temporary back pain. But if the pain lingers, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. In this webinar, two neurosurgeons discuss the causes of back pain and when to seek medical care.

October 22, 2021

Back pain self-care tips

Almost 80% of adults say they have experienced back pain. Follow these steps to protect from further injury and ease your pain.

Kendall Snyder, M.D. By Kendall Snyder September 9, 2021