Baptist Spine Center

Brain & Spine Network | Baptist + Semmes-Murphey

In 2015, Baptist Memorial Health Care and Semmes Murphey Clinic partnered to form the Brain & Spine Network, bringing together two of the region’s most trusted health care providers. The focus of the Brain & Spine Network is to provide access to high-quality brain and spine care to support patients and families, from prevention through long-term care. The Spine Center, with two locations in Memphis and Oxford, Mississippi, was established to provide evidence-based, proven care for patients with acute or chronic back and neck issues.

Personalized treatment for back and neck conditions

About 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Defined as back pain that lasts at least six weeks, acute low back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to days missed from work.

Neck pain affects more than 70% of Americans during their lifetime, and 30% will develop chronic neck pain. Few patients lose time from work and less than 1% develop neurologic deficits.

Fortunately, more than 90% of people with back and/or neck issues get better following appropriate conservative, non-surgical treatment, which is our specialty at the Baptist Spine Center.

Who Do We Serve?

The Spine Centers in Memphis and Oxford, Mississippi, provide care for patients suffering from both chronic and acute back and neck pain. Less than 5% of back pain patients need surgery; most respond to non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy and pain blocks. The Spine Center uses guidelines developed by a team of experts to treat these patients without pain medication.

We treat acute and chronic back and neck pain caused by:

  • Sprains, strains, or other injuries
  • Intervertebral disk degeneration: Breakdown of disks between vertebrae
  • Herniated disk: A rupture in a disk between vertebrae
  • Sciatica: Pain along the sciatic nerve—lower back, hip, or especially thigh—caused by pressure on the nerve
  • Spondylolisthesis: Slippage of a vertebra, causing it to touch the vertebra below it
  • Spinal stenosis: Pressure on the spinal cord or nerves caused by a narrowing of the spinal canal

Although your condition may be complex, the Spine Center's philosophy for care is simple: Provide the necessary, most effective services and treatment for you, so you can begin to feel like yourself again as quickly as possible.

Learn more about our services at our two locations: