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Welcome to TN Brain and Spine

Please Note: Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is currently undergoing construction. For parking information, click here.


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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Dennis Clark and David Neumer are training for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon in a different way. They will complete the 26.2-mile course on hand cycles. David was permanently injured in a mortar blast while serving with the U. S. Army special forces in Afghanistan. Dennis, a U.S. Navy veteran, was paralyzed in a hang gliding accident. Their injuries haven’t slowed them down and they’re looking forward to race day. ... 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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