Conditions We Treat

The expert surgeons at the NeuroSpine Center at Southeast Alabama Medical Center know that injuries and other9802Hargett310x153v2 problems with the spine and brain can be extremely painful – and extremely frightening. That's why we use the latest in diagnostic technologies to identify and manage even the most difficult of cases.

After a thorough examination we discuss your treatment options in detail.

At SAMC, we utilize some of the most advanced technology available, like the daVinci® Robotic Surgical System.

There are 18 high-tech surgery suites in the hospital's four-story Surgery Tower, which houses a clinical laboratory, and 32 critical care beds for cardiac care, intensive care and cardiovascular intensive care.

Your treatment plan may also include the services of the Southeast Pain Management Center for care in managing chronic pain, or Rehabilitation Services for various physical, occupational and speech therapies.

When you consider all of the comprehensive care available through SAMC – from radiology to pediatrics to wound care – rest assured that you'll no longer have to travel to get the help you need with the quality you demand.

Please visit our online medical encyclopedia for more information on any of the conditions listed below:

Among the many complex spinal and brain conditions we treat are:

Spinal Conditions

  • Lower Back and Neck Pain
  • Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Spondylolithesis
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Scoliosis
  • Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

Brain Conditions

  • Brain Tumors
  • Hydrocephalous
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Hemorrhages
  • Aneurysms
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Conditions


Other conditions

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

The advanced treatments we use include:

Spinal Treatments

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (for complex reconstruction)
  • Nerve Decompression
  • Artificial Disc
  • Spine Fractures
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Tumor Resection
  • Complex Deformity Reconstruction

Brain Treatments

  • Craniotomy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Shunts
  • Stereotactic Craniotomy

SAMC has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center Plus for Spine Surgery hospital by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama.

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