Brain, Spine & Pain Management

M Health Fairview physicians can diagnose your neurological disorder, offer the most up-to-date treatments, and improve your quality of life. 

Specialties that treat Brain, Spine & Pain Management conditions:

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Neurology
Our providers can diagnose your neurological disorder, offer the most up-to-date treatments, and improve your quality of life. Nationally recognized subspecialists treat a wide range of neurological disorders including — but not limited to — Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Alzheimer’s disease, ataxia, dystonia, muscular dystrophy, neuropathy, sleep disorders, epilepsy, stroke, and multiple sclerosis.

For patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and seizure disorders who are candidates for deep brain stimulation (DBS) our specialists team up with highly skilled neurosurgeons to ensure optimal outcomes. Our genetic counselors study how inherited genes influence the risk of developing specific neurological disorders and help to determine optimal treatments for neurodegenerative disorders in both adults and children.

Neurosurgery
When neurosurgery becomes the best course of action, we offer comprehensive, state-of-the art care for the full range of neurosurgical problems, including complex conditions such as brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease, spinal disease, aneurysm, and many more.

You’ll have access to a wide variety of leading-edge technologies such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), minimally invasive endovascular surgical techniques, and stereotactic radiosurgery. We are the site of Minnesota’s first intraoperative MRI surgical suite, where an MRI scan can help guide surgeons and quickly check the results of a surgical procedure.

Pain Management
Chronic pain often persists in spite of our best treatments. However, if you have chronic pain that is interfering with your daily life, our pain management specialists can help you manage that pain to regain maximum function. The Pain Clinic is a combined initiative between anesthesiology and physical medicine and rehabilitation that includes pain physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, physical therapists, and nurse practitioners who have expertise in pain management.

Conditions & Treatments

  • Abdominal Pain

    M Health Fairview is committed to treating Abdominal Pain, and all health issues that arise in our lives, with personalized, breakthrough care.

  • Acoustic Neuroma

    M Health Fairview is committed to treating Acoustic Neuroma, and all health issues that arise in our lives, with personalized, breakthrough care.

  • Acupuncture

    M Health Fairview offers Acupunture, and we're committed to providing you with personalized, breakthrough care.

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

    ALS is a disorder of motor neurons, the cells in the brain and spinal cord responsible for muscle function. Sometimes called "Lou Gehrig's Disease," ALS causes progressive weakness, muscle stiffness or clumsiness, and difficulty speaking, swallowing, or breathing.

  • Anal Cancer

    Anal cancer is rare and often confused with colon or rectal cancers. Anal cancer occurs in the last two inches of the large intestine, where stool leaves your body. Symptoms include bleeding, pain, lumps, itching and discharge.

  • Aneurysm

    An aneurysm is a weakening in the side of a blood vessel, which causes a small sac of blood to form. This can occur in blood vessels of the brain (cerebral), heart (aortic) or limbs (peripheral).

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

    M Health Fairview is committed to treating Ankylosing Spondylitis, and all health issues that arise in our lives, with personalized, breakthrough care.

  • Anterior Temporal Lobectomy

    Anterior temporal lobectomy is the most common surgical procedure for treatment of epilepsy because most seizures originate in one of the temporal lobes. In this procedure, surgeons remove the front part of the temporal lobe, where the seizures are originating.

  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

    An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is congenital. Simply stated, it is a problematic network of arteries and veins in the brain. This tangled network of blood vessels can leak, causing bleeding in the brain, and possibly a stroke.

  • Arthritis

    There are two main categories of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage wears away over time. Rheumatoid is an autoimmune disorder that affects the lining of the joints.

  • Ataxia

    The word “ataxia” means “absence or loss of order.” Ataxia does not refer to a specific disease or disorder. Rather, it is a set of symptoms caused by a dysfunction in the cerebellum and the connections that transfer information to and from the cerebellum.