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TriCities SpineDr. Jim C. Brasfield served on a panel addressing issues related to Virginia's Worker's Compensation laws. Dr. Brasfield and his office is dedicated to empowering Physician's Assistants to more efficiently and effectively care for patients.

TriCities Spine believes in providing patients with real answers and direct communication with as little delay as possible. We know how important it is for patients who need to communicate directly with qualified health professionals and Dr. Brasfield and his staff are dedicated to being there for you.

If you are missing work due to an injury, it's better for everyone when a medical practice can offer faster analysis or review for treatment options so you can be back on the job again as soon as possible. The trend in medicine is to explore nonsurgical solutions to various health problems. The same trend is occurring in the area of spine care.


TriCities Spine in Bristol, TN is a by-product of discussions with case managers, rehab nurses and managed care experts on a local and national level who believe that spine care can be improved through a multidisciplinary team approach. TriCities Spine includes a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in spine, Dr. Jim Brasfield, teamed with a pain management specialist and spine-specialized physical therapy. TriCities Spine physicians already see a variety of complex cases from across Eastern Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. TriCities Spine emphasizes a nonsurgical approach to back pain, recognizing that in most cases spine surgery should be the last card to be played after nonsurgical options have been tried. About half of patients are referred to TriCities Spine by other doctors in the region. TriCities Spine also cares for those who injure themselves at the workplace. The strength of TriCities Spine lies in the medical expertise brought in by a variety of specialists who complement each other, including experts in physical medicine and neurosurgery. An internal pain specialist is often able to relieve some back and neck pain symptoms with special injections that enable a patient to bridge to therapy. Dr. Fred Terry specializes in pain relieving lumbar spinal injections and as well as myelograms, which may reveal the amount of damage in the spine. Therapists who specialize in spine use customized hands-on treatments to relieve pain symptoms, along with special exercises to help make the back stronger, more flexible and resistant to injury. If nonsurgical treatments are not successful, Dr. Jim Brasfield is trained and proficient in the latest techniques in minimally invasive spine surgery. Because of the minimally invasive techniques used by Dr. Brasfield, many patients are able to have their spine surgery and then return home the same day to recover in the comfort of their own home.