We strive to provide state-of–the-art management and an individualized treatment strategy for every patient. The spinal neurosurgery team works closely with the multidisciplinary spine program at UNC, which includes physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, physical therapy and clinical neuro-psychology.
Conditions that UNC Neurosurgery treats include:
Cervical or lumbar pain/stenosis because of age-related degeneration. We also treat spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis.
Spinal fractures due to osteoporosis, burst fractures and fracture-dislocations that occur following motor vehicle accidents or falls from height.
Spinal deformities due to progression of adolescent scoliosis, degeneration/fractures/adjacent segment progression from previous fusion surgeries/failed scoliosis surgery.
Comprehensive management of tumors invading the spinal column which cause instability or en bloc resection of tumors if indicated. We offer a multidisciplinary team approach involving surgical oncology, radiation oncology, plastics and neurosurgery to individualize patient care.
Used for discectomies, fusions and trauma.
For select patients we offer lumbar disc replacement if indicated.
Radiculopathy that does not resolve with conservative management.
Other conditions that we treat include Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia.