The skilled spine team includes a surgeon specially trained to deal with complex spine deformities, including conditions of the craniovertebral junction. Conditions include compression where the brain stem and spinal cord meet, forcing brain matter into the spinal canal or vertebral matter upward into the brain stem. Surgery typically requires skull base approaches to relieve compression combined with spinal stabilization.
UMMC hosts a spinal cord injury support group for those with spinal cord injuries or impairments and their family members and/or caregivers. The group meets at 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Sessions are held at University Rehabilitation Center, room CR 145. For information, call (601) 815-3189.