TriCities Spine

320 Bristol West Blvd., Suite 2B, Bristol, TN 37620 | Phone: 423.844.6407
TriCities Spine is a subsidiary of Bristol Neurosurgical Associates, the practice of Jim C. Brasfield, MD.

 
           
             
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Second Opinions

For those back and neck pain sufferers who have exhausted nonsurgical treatment options, spine surgery may be the next step in resolving a spine problem. Because spine surgery is a serious decision, it is a good idea to obtain a second opinion.

A second opinion from TriCities Spine can provide you the following benefits:

  • Determine if you have considered all possible treatment options and if there are any other nonsurgical options can relieve symptoms without the need for surgery.
  • If spine surgery is necessary, what type of spine surgery should be performed. You many not need a complex fusion procedure that was initially recommended.
  • Are you a candidate for new artificial disc technology that would provide a better outcome.
  • Do you qualify for minimally invasive spine surgery in day surgery, and be home later that same afternoon, for a faster recovery and return to activity.
  • Could you benefit from a second opinion? And is it worth the time and expense to travel to a spine center?

Complete the Second Opinion form below to describe your case. After learning of your condition, the specialists at TriCities Spine can advise you if a second opinion would be helpful and worth the expense.

Second Opinion Form

Fill out the information below to request a second opinion.

Your Name
First

Last
Contact Information
Phone

Email Address
Your Symptoms
Which of the following best describes your symptoms?
How long have you suffered from these symptoms?
Do you have pain radiating PAST your knee and elbow? yes no
Does your leg or arm ever go numb? yes no
Have you had back or neck surgery before? yes no
Does your back or neck pain wake you up at night? yes no
How many pills do you take each day for pain relief
Work Information
Which of the following describes you currently?
Did your back or neck injury happen at work? yes no
If you are not working, how long have you been off work because of your back or neck injury?
Accident Information
Was your injury the result of a car accident or other trauma? yes no
Attorney Information
Was an attorney involved in your case? yes no
First Opinion
Did you receive a first opinion? yes no
If so, what type of procedure has been recommended to you?
Describe the treatments you have received to date, including PT, injections, or surgeries:
Other Information
What else should we know about your case?

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 Exercise Library

TriCities Spine Exercise Library

Stretching and exercising provide ample benefits to back and neck pain sufferers: pain relief, strengthening, increased flexibility, and more. Select the above image to view our Exercise Library.

Anatomy Library

TriCities Spine Anatomy Library

Medical illustrations and descriptions may help you to understand what causes back or neck pain. Select the above image to view our Anatomy Library.

Medical Animations

TriCities Spine Medical Animations

In addition to the illustrations featured in our Anatomy Library, you will find interactive, step-by-step video presentations that explain spine conditions and the available treatment procedures.

Nonsurgical Treatment

Nonsurgical Treatment at TriCities Spine

Our nonsurgical emphasis in treating back and neck problems is often successful in helping people return to activity without surgery. Select the above image to learn more about Nonsurgical Care.

A Team Approach

A Team Approach to Back & Neck Pain Treatment

TriCities Spine provides all the specialists, diagnostic, and rehabilitation facility, all under one roof. Select the above image to learn more about our team approach to the treatment of back and neck pain.

Details of Spine Problems

Details About Spine Problems

Our Spine Problems resource describes the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for spine conditions affecting the back and neck. Select the above image to view our Spine Problems section.