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Brain & Spine Care


Enjoy expert, coordinated neurological care at Ballad Health. You’ll benefit from comprehensive diagnostic services, treatment and rehabilitation close to you in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Brain and spine specialists

If you have an injury or disorder affecting your brain, spine or nervous system, your primary care doctor will refer you to a neurologist or neurosurgeon who specializes in treating your condition.

Conditions we treat

Choose Ballad Health for experienced care of neurologic conditions, including:

  • Cleft and craniofacial disorders
  • Concussions
  • Degeneration problems – Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), CIDP, Lewy’s disease, Pompe disease, Alzheimer’s disease and others
  • Functional disorders – Headache, epilepsy, dizziness, scoliosis, trigeminal neuralgia and others
  • Genetic disorders – Huntington’s disease, hydrocephalus and others
  • Hemorrhages
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Movement disorders – dystopia, tremors, myasthenia gravis and others
  • Nerve disorders and injuries
  • Neurologic complications from cancers
  • Optic nerve and eye disorders
  • Pain disorders, including neuralgia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep disorders
  • Spine injuries and disorders – syrinx, spinal arteriovenous malformation and others
  • Stroke
  • Structural disorders – Bell's palsy, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy and Guillain-Barre syndrome and others
  • Tumors of the brain, pituitary gland or spine
  • Vascular disorders – Stroke, aneurysm, cavernous malformations, Moyamoya disease, arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and carotid artery disease and others
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Vertigo

Diagnosing neurologic conditions

Your doctor may perform a neurological exam and recommend diagnostic tests for neurologic disorders at Ballad Health.

The exam and test results will help your neurologist identify a brain, spine or central nervous system condition and recommend the most effective treatment.

Complete neurologic services and treatments

At Ballad Health, you’ll benefit from a full range of services for brain and spine conditions.

Take advantage of:

  • Advanced technology and minimally invasive neurosurgery and stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Top-quality back surgery
  • Individualized care plans for neurologic rehabilitation

Top-quality neurologic care

When you choose Ballad Health, you’ll enjoy high-quality neurological care.

You can feel confident that you’ll stay safe and be satisfied with our care because:

  • CareChex® ranked Holston Valley Medical Center among the top 100 hospitals in the nation in 2017 and top 10 percent in the nation for medical excellence in neurological care in 2016 and 2017.
  • CareChex® ranked Johnson City Medical Center among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for patient safety in neurological care in 2017.
  • Johnson City Medical Center’s spine surgery program is designated a Blue Distinction Center+ by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee for affordable, high-level care; treatment expertise and overall patient results.
  • United Healthcare recognizes Bristol Regional and Holston Valley as Premium Surgical Spine Specialty Centers for quality of care and staff experience.

Peripheral nerve disorders

Our physicians treat a wide range of peripheral nerve disorders that typically begin with numbness, pain, burning or tingling, muscle weakness and sensitivity to touch.

Conditions we treat

Choose Ballad Health for experienced care of neurologic conditions, including:

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Foot drop injury
  • Malignant nerve sheath tumors
  • Meralgia paresthetica
  • Nerve compressions and entrapments
  • Nerve injuries
  • Neurofibromas
  • Schwannomas
  • Spinal accessory nerve injury
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment


Find a Specialist

View Ballad Health’s network of doctors and search by name, specialty, condition, gender and location. Or call 833-8-BALLAD for help finding a provider who offers the specific care you need.

Brain & Spine Care Locations

701 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 300
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 232-8301
444 Clinchfield Street, Suite 103
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 578-1518
1 Medical Park Blvd.
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 844-1121
130 W. Ravine Rd.
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 224-4000
400 N. State of Franklin Rd.
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 431-6111