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North Mississippi Medical Center

Spine Center

Spine Center Team

Spine Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Spine Center Surgeons

Back Boot Camp

At North Mississippi Medical Center, we know that chronic back and neck pain can keep you from doing the things you love. Our board-certified neurosurgeons focus on minimally-invasive surgery, pain management, rehabilitation and non-surgical treatment options to help you recover faster than you thought possible. So you can get back to living your life to the fullest.

At the NMMC Spine Center, you can rest assured that you are in caring and experienced hands.

The neurosurgeons and staff at NMMC:
• Have performed minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures, including spine procedures, since 1997.
• Perform hundreds of spine procedures every year.
• Use a multidisciplinary team of physical therapists, physicians, surgeons, nurses and technicians.
• Ensure team members are specially trained to care for patients with neck and spine conditions, including those who need spine surgery.
• Provide extensive education for the patient, their family and friends, so they can participate in the recovery process.

Mission: To continuously improve the spine health and overall wellness of the people of our region.

Vision: To be the provider of the best patient-centered spine care and health services in America.

Signs and Symptoms of Spine Disorders
Symptoms of spine disorders vary depending on the area of your neck or back that is affected. The most common symptoms include:


  • Numbness or tingling in your arm or hand
  • Weakness in your arm or hand
  • Pain that shoots down your arm
  • Pain that shoots up toward your head
  • Pain when you move your head
  • Problems with spinal cord (difficulty walking)


  • Numbness or tingling in your leg or foot
  • Weakness in your leg or foot
  • Burning sensation down your leg/foot
  • Pain in your low back
  • Pain in your hips
  • Pain that shoots down your leg
  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulty urinating

Call (662) 377-BACK (2225) to get started. Our referral specialist will make sure you start with the most appropriate provider to get the spine care you need, whether that’s with a primary care provider, a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, or one of our neurosurgeons.


The NMMC Spine Center is a Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Blue Distinction Center of Excellence. NMMC is one of four hospitals in Mississippi to receive this designation. This designation recognizes hospitals and physicians that demonstrate high levels of performance in delivering quality specialty care to their patients safely, efficiently and in a cost-effective manner. Centers of Excellence are chosen based on national criteria around quality, cost and total value. By providing access to quality, cost-effective providers, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi encourages Mississippians to take ownership of their health and make educated health care choices.