Services offered

Back pain

When lower back pain is associated with symptoms of numbness, pain or weakness, this represents a neurologic problem. After assessment and diagnosis, in most instances, our team will outline an initial course of conservative treatment and adjust until resolution of your symptoms.

Weakness or numbness in your arms or legs

Pain or temperature sensation in your hands or arms

Poor balance

Low back pain

Neck pain

Most neck pain can be cured through adding heat to the muscles or with anti-inflammatory medications. If the pain continues, or if you are uncertain, consult a physician for evaluation. Sophisticated imaging, such as an MRI, is often used in assessing neck pain.

 

Neck pain
Stiffness in your neck
Dull pain moving down the shoulders and arms

Peripheral nerves

A common issue related to the peripheral nerves is carpal tunnel syndrome. This pain and weakness in the hand is caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. Treatment requires a carpal tunnel release surgery.

 

 

Numbness or tingling through the hand and fingers

Weakness of hand or fingers

Muscle damage in the hand and fingers

Neurology

WHY A CNI NEUROLOGIST?

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.

 

 

 

NEUROLOGY SERVICES

  • Neuromuscular diseases/weakness
  • Peripheral nerve damage/numbness/pain
  • Multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases
  • Epilepsy (seizures)
  • Dementia
  • Movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease/tremor
  • Sleep disorders
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Stroke/ministroke (TIA)
  • Head trauma/concussion
  • Infections of the nervous system
  • Tumors of the nervous system
  • Gait disorders
  • Frequent headaches
  • Headaches accompanied by nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, loss of consciousness or blurry vision
  • Tremor or abnormal movements
  • Vision changes
  • Loss of consciousness or “passing out”
  • Insomnia or sleep disorders
  • Restless legs
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness or loss of control of part of your body, speech or vision
  • Numbness or tingling that comes on quickly, only

SERVICES OUR NEUROLOGISTS MAY REQUEST DURING YOUR VISIT

EEG

An Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a painless procedure that measures the eletrical activity of a patient’s brain by placing electrodes on the head to detect any problems. An EEG is an important tool used to evaluate and diagnose seizures, causes of confusion and degenerative diseases.

 

EMG/NCS

An Electromyography (EMG) uses a fine wire electrode to evaluate the activity of the patient’s muscles. The Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) involves stimulating the nerves with a small amount of electricity and recording how each nerve conducts this signal along its course. The EMG and the NCS are utilized in diagnosis of a pinched nerve in the arm or leg, as well as muscle and neuromuscular disorders.

Neurosurgery

WHY A CNI NEUROSURGEON?

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.

 

 

 

 

MINIMALLY INVASIVE

Our neurosurgeons are trained to perform advanced minimally invasive procedures offering the smallest operation available to provide relief. These procedures are simpler on the patients with less risk, faster recovery, and unsurpassed results. Special surgical tools allow our surgeons to achieve the same results as an open surgery while minimizing incisions and muscle stripping. This reduces postoperative pain, hospital stays, and recovery time.

 

CNI offers minimally invasive procedures for:

 

Back Pain
Neck Pain
Spinal Injuries
Herniated Disks

Sciatica
Cervical Spine Disorders
Pinched Nerves

Surgical procedures

Our neurosurgeons are trained to perform advanced minimally invasive procedures offering the smallest operation available to provide relief. These procedures are simpler on the patients with less risk, faster recovery, and unsurpassed results. Special surgical tools allow our surgeons to achieve the same results as an open surgery while minimizing incisions and muscle stripping. This reduces postoperative pain, hospital stays, and recovery time.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

This is a common surgical procedure to treat nerve root or spinal cord compression by decompressing the spinal cord and nerve roots of the cervical spine in order to stabilize the corresponding vertebrae. This procedure is used when other non-surgical treatments have failed.

 

Anterior Corpectomy

This is an operation to remove a portion of the vertebra and adjacent intervertebral discs for decompression of the cervical spinal cord and spinal nerves.

 

Cervical Laminectomy

This is a procedure to relieve pain from pressure on the spinal cord or nerves due to spinal stenosis or ruptured discs.

 

Cervical Discectomy

This is a surgical procedure performed to remove a herniated or degenerative disc in the cervical (neck) spine.

 

Anterior Cervical Disc Arthroplasty

This is a procedure where an artificial disk in inserted to replace a herniated or degenerative disc via an anterior approach.

 

Posterior Cervical Laminectomy

This surgery may be used to treat cervical stenosis by removing the lamina to enable more room for the spinal cord.

 

Posterior Cervical Fusion

This neurosurgical procedure is performed to relieve the pain from pressure on one or more nerve roots, or on the spinal cord. It involves the stabilization of two or more vertebrae by locking them together (fusing them). The fusion stops the vertebral motion and as a result, the pain is also stopped.

 

Kyphoplasty

A minimally invasive surgery used to repair spinal compression fractures.

 

Vertebroplasty

Is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that is designed to relieve the pain of compression fractures.

 

Lumbar Laminectomy

This is a surgical procedure most often performed to treat leg pain related to herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and other related conditions.

 

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Is a surgical technique that is performed in patients with refractory mechanical low back and radicular pain associated with spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, and recurrent disc herniation.

 

Translateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

A less invasive procedure to fuse the spine segment from one side.

 

MicroLumbar Discectomy

Is an extremely conservative microsurgical procedure for the treatment of a herniated lumbar disc and pinched nerves.

 

Lumbar Peritoneal Shunt

A procedure to divert spinal fluid from the lumbar region to the abdomen for treatment of hydrocephalus or pseudotumor.

 

Laminectomy for excision of mass or lesion

A surgical procedure for entering the spinal canal in order to remove the mass or lesion.

 

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

A surgical procedure to align the spine under direct and X-Ray examination.

Find a CNI location that is
convenient for you.

  1. Foley

    Foley

    102 Greentree Lane
    Foley, AL 36535

  2. Mobile

    Mobile

    3280 Dauphin St.
    Building A
    Mobile, AL 36606

  3. Spanish Fort

    Spanish Fort

    30762 AL Hwy 181
    Spanish Fort, AL 36527