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Welcome to TN Brain and Spine

Thank you for visiting TN Brain and Spine, the neurosurgical practice of board-certified neurosurgeons Joel E. Norman, MD and Barrett W. Brown, MD. It’s our mission to be leading provider of neurosurgical care in East Tennessee, and bring advanced technologies and the latest treatments so you can always get excellent care. We treat disorders of  the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. 

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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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.

TN Brain and Spine News


  • Joel Norman, MD

    Joel Norman, MD of TN Brain and Spine discusses when back pain is a neurosurgical problem and requires minimally...

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  • Barrett Brown, MD

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

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  • Joel Norman, MD

    Joel Norman, MD of TN Brain and Spine discusses when neck pain is a neurosurgical problem and requires minimally...

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  • Barrett Brown, MD

    Barrett Brown, MD of TN Brain and Spine discusses when back pain is a neurosurgical problem and requires minimally...

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  • Sally Andrew

    Sally Andrew shares her story about how minimally invasive surgery by Joel Norman, MD at TN Brain and Spine...

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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

    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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  • Spine Surgery Patient with Grandchildren

    Barrett Brown, MD of TN Brain and Spine performs minimally invasive spine surgery for the relief of back pain...

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