WVU Medicine Brain and Spine is committed to patient-centered care that enhances the patient’s experience through the often confusing and frightening process of spinal, brain, and nerve problems.
Before seeing a neurosurgeon, it’s important to have a good relationship with your primary care physician. If you have been experiencing back pain for six weeks or more, and it is not relieved with conservative treatment, you may want to ask your doctor for a referral to WVU Medicine Brain and Spine for a neurosurgical opinion.
Other signs you may need to see a neurosurgeon are extremity pain, numbness, or weakness; or sudden loss of bowel or bladder control.
Our focus is to diagnose the medical condition, and then educate the patient and family, so that they have a thorough and honest understanding of their condition and course of treatment. We explore all non-surgical options before any surgery is considered.
Depending on your course of treatment, WVU Medicine Brain and Spine may refer you to physical therapy, pain management, or other recovery options.