St. Vincent's Spine & Brain Institute
For Tyrone M., it started with tightness in his lower back and a shooting pain down his left leg when sitting down for a meeting. Within a month, the pain in his back and leg was so frequent and so intense he couldn’t sleep through the night.
Tyrone tried a spinal epidural at a pain management clinic and an adjustment from a chiropractor, but neither relieved his pain. Finally, he was referred to Dr. Ashutosh Pradhan, a neurosurgeon at St. Vincent’s Spine and Brain Institute. The only thing that would bring Tyrone relief was surgery.
Back surgery is a scary prospect for anyone, but the warmth and compassion Dr. Pradhan extended to Tyrone made his fears disappear. Dr. Pradhan explained every aspect of the procedure Tyrone would undergo and listened to any question or concern Tyrone had. He was never just a routine patient to Dr. Pradhan; he was Tyrone, and he needed surgery to relieve his back pain.
Thanks to the advanced technology and the expertise of St. Vincent’s talented neurosurgeons, Tyrone no longer has to live with the most excruciating pain he’s ever felt. Now he’s back to leading an adventurous life free of pain.
At St. Vincent’s Spine and Brain Institute, our goal is to provide you with the best care possible so you can get back to the things you love sooner. Those efforts have been recognized by The Joint Commission, the nation’s premier healthcare accreditation entity.
As a result of demonstrating compliance in key clinical areas designated by the Joint Commission over the course of multiple years, both St. Vincent’s Riverside and St. Vincent’s Southside are certified by the Joint Commission for spine and stroke care. St. Vincent’s Clay County has not been open long enough to earn its COE designation but will apply when permitted.
Spine & Brain Care Around the Clock
Neurological disorders are painful and sometimes deadly conditions that can strike at any time. You can take comfort in knowing that when you need help, our team is here for you. We provide emergency neurological care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.