Back & Neck Surgery Options

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Back and neck pain can be a symptom for numerous problems, like disc or spinal issues. Common symptoms that there is a significant underlying issue include arm pain, leg pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, dull or sharp pain, stiffness, shoulder pain, and even headaches.

When over-the-counter pain medications and other traditional treatments like diet, exercise, and therapy, don’t work, there are actually a number of surgeries that can help alleviate the pain.

Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are both minimally invasive procedures that help alleviate spinal pain. A laminectomy is a surgical procedure that creates more space for the spinal canal, relieving pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. There are spinal fusions (such as posterior cervical fusion and posterior lumbar interbody fusion) that call for welding two or more vertebrae together to create one unit. A discectomy removes part of a disc to relieve nerve pressure. Cervical disc replacements remove damaged or degenerated discs and replaces them with artificial discs. A corpectomy also removes damaged vertebrae and discs.

Our CNI Board Certified neurosurgeons world revolves around the nervous system. With over 80 years combined experience Drs. Faircloth, Flotte, Middleton, and Tyler apply the same delicate techniques we use on the brain, to your neck and spine. By approaching problems in the least invasive manner available, we are able to protect normal tissue, so patients experience less postoperative pain.





Our board certified neurologists Drs. Hecker, Foster, Friedman, Manley, Markle, and Oztas have specialized training in diagnosing and treating diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. CNI neurologists work with each patient and their family to customize a care plan that is specific to them.

With 50 years of combined experience our neurologists have been providing quality medical care and treating patients in an eight county area, from North West Florida to the Mississippi Coast.