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Welcome to TN Brain and Spine

Thank you for visiting TN Brain and Spine, the neurosurgical office of Joel E. Norman, MD. We  have more than 10 years of experience performing minimally invasive and traditional surgeries to treat injuries and diseases of  the brain, spine and nervous system. Our surgeries are performed at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, and we have office locations throughout East Tennessee.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

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At TN Brain and Spine we provide advanced technology and procedures for minimally invasive neurosurgery to treat disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. No referral is required.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

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We're excited to celebrate four anniversaries across our system this year, with another coming in 2019. In his latest blog post, Covenant Health President and CEO Jim VanderSteeg talks about the significance of each milestone. Learn more: bit.ly/2O25jQD. ... See MoreSee Less

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A Patient Story

For Sally, celebrating 45 years of marriage turned out to be an adventure, thanks to minimally invasive spine surgery. Click here to read her story.

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  • Joel Norman, MD of the neurosurgical team at TN Brain and Spine

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    Joel Norman, MD of TN Brain and Spine discusses when neurosurgery treats back and neck pain with procedures like...

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  • Joel Norman, MD of the neurosurgical team at TN Brain and Spine

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  • Sally Andrew

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  • Angela Maxwell shares her story about how minimally invasive spine surgery by Joel Norman, MD at TN Brain and...

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  • Joel Norman, MD of the neurosurgical team at TN Brain and Spine

    B97.5 radio personality Michele Silva is pain free after minimally invasive back surgery by neurosurgeon Joel Norman, MD at TN...

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  • “Life before surgery was constant pain all the time,” says Juanita Lane. “I hurt in my low back, both...

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