Disorders We Treat in Tennessee, Including Spinal Fusion

Neurosurgeons spend approximately 70 percent of their time treating spine problems, and are the only specialists trained to treat the entire spine including the spinal cord itself. Highlands Neurosurgery specializes in spinal fusion surgery in Tennessee.



  • CyberKnife – Stereotactic Radiosurgery – Treatment for
    tumors of the brain and spine and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Workers Compensation Injuries – Industrial Injuries to
    the head, spine and peripheral nerves
  • Infections, tumors, injuries or other problems involving
  • the brain or scalp
  • Peripheral nerve injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Spinal cord abnormalities, tumors and injuries
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Adult Hydrocephalus
  • Surgical Treatment of Pain
  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Spine
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery Second Opinions


Inside view of spinal fusion in Tennessee

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The following are excerpts from The Back Book.

  • Back pain or ache is usually not due to any serious disease.
  • Most back pain settles quickly, at least enough to get on with your normal life.
  • Back pain need not cripple you unless you let it.

About half the people who get backache will have it again within a couple of years. But, that still does not mean that it is serious. Between attacks most people will return to normal activities with few, if any, symptoms. It can be very painful and you may need to reduce some activities for a time. Rest for more than a day or two usually does not help and may do more harm than good. So, keep moving. Your back is designed for movement. The sooner you get back to normal activity, the sooner your back will feel better. The people who cope best are those who stay active and get on with their life despite the pain.

Anon., The Back Book, London: The Stationery Office, 1996.