One of neurosurgeon Dr. Reza Shahim‘s favorite things about his job is seeing his patients wake up from surgery with near-immediate pain relief. That’s just one of the reasons why he specializes in micro surgery: it can reduce healing time, resulting in patients getting their lives back sooner. “As technology has improved, we are able…

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Get to Know Dr. Adametz and learn about why he enjoys his work as a neurosurgeon! Even as a child, James Adametz knew he wanted to be a physician, but it was not until he got into his medical training, that he realized he “really liked surgery”. Dr. Adametz believes his strength as a neurosurgeon…

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Back surgery can provide you with relief from chronic pain, but these procedures should never be taken lightly. Knowing when you should get a back surgeon’s second opinion will help you confidently pursue the best treatment option. Spinal fusion and other types of back surgery can repair damaged discs and other spinal problems that cause chronic pain.…

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Sports injuries range from mild sprains that can sideline athletes for a short period of time to serious injuries that can require extensive treatment and possibly end a sports career. Athletes face the possibility of injury every time they compete. The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital reports that 3.5 million injuries affect child and teen athletes…

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Get to know your Arkansas spine surgeon, Dr. Brad Thomas! Dr. Thomas specializes in the treatment of brain, spine, and peripheral nerve disorders. Dr. Brad Thomas was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, completed his undergraduate degree at Baylor University, and then received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He returned…

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Surgery for certain spinal conditions can be done using traditional, open procedures or minimally invasive techniques. Spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and other spinal conditions can cause persistent or severe pain that does not respond to medication, physical therapy, or other nonsurgical forms of treatment. When this happens, your neurosurgeon may recommend traditional or minimally invasive spine surgery. Minimally invasive…

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Meet your neurosurgeon, Dr. Reza Shahim! Dr. Shahim is a talented and compassionate neurosurgeon who specializes in all aspects of neurological care, including minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Shahim graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1995 and completed his neurological residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He returned to…

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Spinal decompression can provide relief for ongoing back pain and other symptoms associated with certain spine conditions. Spinal decompression treatments are available in nonsurgical and surgical forms depending on the severity of your condition. If you experience persistent back pain and stiffness, you know that common forms of treatment like pain medication and physical therapy…

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Diagnosing spine conditions can be more difficult when conditions like herniated discs, pinched nerves, and bone spurs share symptoms. Herniated discs, pinched nerves, and bone spurs are all spine conditions that can cause chronic back pain. Oftentimes, these conditions have similar symptoms, making them difficult to diagnose without the help of a neurosurgeon. Prepare for…

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