About Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants in San Antonio, Texas
Offering comprehensive neurosurgery and pain management under one roof.
Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants started with the mission of providing all-encompassing, coordinated neurosurgical care and nonsurgical pain relief. We wanted to cover “all the bases” related to nerve, spinal and cranial pain with the convenience of a single, independent practice. Today, that dream is a reality. Our primary office functions as an institution for total pain relief, offering the most advanced in-office technology and capabilities available today. We can provide the following services from the comfort of our office, saving you from high expenses, long waits and the hassle of traveling to multiple locations:
- Neurosurgical consultations
- Diagnostic imaging, including full-spine X-rays to diagnose scoliosis
- Pain management
- Nonsurgical pain treatments
- Minimally invasive procedures
- Electrodiagnostics to identify nerve pain
What is a neurosurgeon, and how are you different from an orthopedic surgeon?
While neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons are both trained to operate on the spine, neurosurgeons are spine specialists. During a standard 5-year residency, orthopedic surgeons learn to operate on almost all of the bones and muscles in the body, leaving limited time to focus on the spine. If they want to specialize in spine care, they must complete an extra 1-year fellowship. On the other hand, neurosurgeons focus exclusively on the brain, spine and peripheral nerves through their entire 7-year residency. During this period, neurosurgeons perform daily spine care to hone their expertise of this delicate, important area of the body.
In fact, many people suffer from spine-related pain without even realizing it because they feel the pain in their arms and legs. Radiating pain almost always involves the spine compressing nerves that extend into the limbs, and neurosurgeons are experts at differentiating between true joint pain and spine-sourced nerve pain.
Pain often can’t wait — that’s why we’re committed to scheduling most patients within 10 business days.
No matter why you’re coming to us to see a back surgeon in San Antonio, we prioritize your time and need for care. All of our providers are specially trained to assess your symptoms and provide a recommendation for next steps. Also, most of our staff speaks Spanish and we can provide in-house American Sign Language translation services. At Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants, we all work together to provide the relief you need, as fast as possible, while taking a cautious approach to surgery. It’s a last resort for us, and while we won’t hesitate to recommend surgery when we believe it’s appropriate for neck, low-back or other spine pain in San Antonio, exhausting more conservative care options first is our philosophy.
Learn more about the many different aspects of Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants in the San Antonio communities of Medical Center, Stone Oak, Westover Hills and Southwest, call 210-255-8935 today. You can also request an appointment using the form on this page.