What is neurosurgery?
Neurosurgery is a highly specialized area of medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, and spinal column. Neurosurgeons offer both operative and non-operative care for neurological conditions.
Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute is a state-of-the-art practice that provides comprehensive, cutting-edge neurosurgical care.
What conditions benefit from neurosurgery?
The neurosurgery team at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute provides care for all types of neurological conditions, including injuries, congenital disorders, and degenerative diseases that affect the central or peripheral nervous system.
Conditions that benefit from an evaluation from the neurosurgery experts at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute include:
- Back tumors
- Spine tumors
- Brain tumors
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Chiari malformations
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ulnar neuropathy
- Peroneal neuropathy
- Carotid occlusive disease
- Cerebral aneurysms
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Herniated disc
If you have a condition that affects your nervous system and causes symptoms that make it hard for you to go about your daily routine, then you need to schedule a consultation at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute.
What can I expect during a neurosurgery consultation?
You can expect a patient-centered exam when you visit Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute for a neurosurgery consultation. The mission of the multi-specialty practice is to provide high-quality, convenient care for those living in and around upper Cumberland County.
Your neurosurgeon listens intently to your story, including your symptoms and concerns. They review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and run diagnostic tests to better understand your neurological condition.
The types of tests your neurosurgeon requests may depend on your diagnosis and may include X-rays, a CT scan, or nerve conduction studies. For your convenience, Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute has an on-site MRI.
What are neurosurgery treatments?
Your neurosurgeon customizes your treatment plan based on your diagnosis, severity of symptoms, and overall health. Though skilled surgeons, your provider may recommend non-surgical treatments first, such as activity modification, medication, and on-site physical therapy.
However, if you need surgery, you’re in good hands with the team at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute. The team of neurosurgeons performs many procedures to treat conditions that affect the neck, lower back, head, and peripheral nervous system.
The skilled neurosurgeons also remove back and spine tumors. When possible, they perform minimally invasive surgery to reduce scarring, post-surgical pain, and recovery time.
To schedule a neurosurgery consultation at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute, call the office or request an appointment online today.