Dr. Neil Brown
Dr. Neil Brown is a board-certified neurosurgeon and a member of many prestigious medical societies. Our office offers the “old fashioned” time honored medical tradition of spending time with our patients so they can understand treatment options. Surgery is not necessarily the only option. We treat surgical disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. We have a special interest in minimally-invasive surgery of the spine.
Dr Brown belongs to The American Board of Neurological Surgery, American College of Spine Surgery, The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, and many other prestigious organizations and societies.
Minimally invasive Surgery (MIS) can be done as an alternative to traditional “open” surgery. The benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery include smaller incisions, less muscle or tissue damage, decreased blood loss and most patients can be treated in outpatient surgery centers. Minimally Invasive techniques in surgery can be used for both Brain surgeries and Spine surgeries. However, it should be noted that not every surgery and not every patient is an appropriate candidate for MIS. A full evaluation and examination must be done before a physician can determine if this type of surgical technique is recommended for a patient.
Spinal injections are used in two ways. First, they can be performed to diagnose the source of back, leg, neck, or arm pain (diagnostic). Second, spinal injections are used as a treatment to relieve pain (therapeutic).
Most spinal injections are performed as one part of a more comprehensive treatment program. Simultaneous treatment nearly always includes an exercise program to improve or maintain spinal mobility (stretching exercises) and stability (strengthening exercises).