At North Mississippi Medical Center, we know that chronic back and neck pain can keep you from doing the things you love. Our board-certified neurosurgeons focus on minimally-invasive surgery, pain management, rehabilitation and non-surgical treatment options to help you recover faster than you thought possible. So you can get back to living your life to the fullest.
Our neurosurgeons staff the NMMC Spine Center, which treats chronic back and neck pain.
The neurosurgeons and staff at NMMC:
- Have performed minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures, including spine procedures, since 1997.
- Perform hundreds of spine procedures every year.
- Use a multidisciplinary team of physical therapists, physicians, surgeons, nurses and technicians.
- Ensure team members are specially trained to care for patients with neck and spine conditions, including those who need spine surgery.
- Provide extensive education for the patient, their family and friends, so they can participate in the recovery process.
Signs and Symptoms of Spine Disorders
Symptoms of spine disorders vary depending on the area of your neck or back that is affected. The most common symptoms include:
- Numbness or tingling in your arm or hand
- Weakness in your arm or hand
- Pain that shoots down your arm
- Pain that shoots up toward your head
- Pain when you move your head
- Problems with spinal cord (difficulty walking)
- Numbness or tingling in your leg or foot
- Weakness in your leg or foot
- Burning sensation down your leg/foot
- Pain in your low back
- Pain in your hips
- Pain that shoots down your leg
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty urinating
Other Neurosurgical Conditions Treated
Neurosurgical conditions treated include primarily brain, spinal cord, vertebral column and peripheral nerve disorders of adults (age 16 and up).
- Spinal disc herniation – cervical, thoracic and lumbar
- Spinal stenosis and spondylosis
- Spinal cord and vertebral column trauma
- Tumors of the spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
- Traumatic injuries of peripheral nerves
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy
- Chiari malformations
- Adult hydrocephalus
- Head trauma (brain hemorrhages, skull fractures, etc.)
- Brain tumors
- Surgical management of stroke
- Medication resistant epilepsy
- Malformations of the nervous system
- Vascular malformations (i.e., arteriovenous malformations, venous angiomas, cavernous angiomas, capillary telangectasias) of the brain and spinal cord
- Assistance with elective treatment options for cerebral aneurysms
- Baclofen pumps for spasticity
- Vagus nerve stimulators
Inpatient and outpatient neurosurgical procedures are available at NMMC in Tupelo. The Surgery Center on the NMMC-Tupelo campus offers the added convenience of outpatient surgery for several neurosurgical procedures.