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What is
Neuroscience?

It is the medical specialty focused on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury to, or diseases/disorders of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column, and peripheral nerves within all parts of the body.

Is back pain wrenching your life?

The largest team of neurosurgeons in the Southwest region.

Is neck pain crushing your ability to enjoy life?

Is Carpel Tunnel Syndrome handcuffing your life?

Welcome to Nexus Neuroscience, where cutting edge technology and advanced skills work together to deliver the best outcome to our patients. We specialize in the surgical treatment of conditions of the neck, spine and brain. Utilizing minimally invasive techniques whenever possible, we can provide excellent outcomes and minimize recovery time.  We believe that decisions about you and your families health are personal, so our approach to your care will also be personal.

Our Team

Neck
The stresses of daily life, or working in an environment that causes poor posture (such as computer work or child-rearing), can irritate the neck and create pain.
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Spine
Since your body is meant to flex in every direction at the waist and almost every direction at the hips, there are thousands of ways to injure yourself during your lifetime.
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Brain
The brain is the most complex part of the human body. It is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behavior.
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What our patients say.

Chris Knecht
1 year ago
Dr Day was able to extend my wife life to 16 months because of his abilities and skills in being able to remove my wife’s glioblastoma. Her previous team at another hospital would not have extended her life or given her quality life that DrDay was able to accomplish.
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Nora Carrion
1 year ago
Dr Gasco is the best. Right on point. Explains what is wrong, provides information on treatment options. After 3 years of excruciating back pain, Dr. Gasco has helped me tremendously. Thank you.
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Cyndi Walker
4 years ago
Dr Day is Brilliant. He saved my life.  If you are fortunate enough to have him as your surgeon, rest easy. You have the best on your side. Thank you Dr Day!
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Frequently asked questions.

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What are the causes of back pain?

There are many reasons for back pain, and even more ways to "rid" yourself of back pain, according to the internet. There is some common sense advice out there, like strengthening and stretching your back or keeping a good posture. That is good advice regardless of back pain, but if you are in pain, call your doctor. Keep a journal of your pain, when and where it hurts and how your pain changes over time, this will help the doctor identify the problem quickly.

What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.

What causes neck pain?

While this may seem like a question with a very straightforward answer, the truth lies in the fact that the human neck is a complicated structure that can hold a variety of innate issues. Many people find themselves visiting a Chiropractic office for the first time because of a “stiff neck” (pain and a reduced range of motion of the neck and supporting spinal muscles), and usually attribute this to “sleeping funny.” However, the stresses of daily life, working in an environment that supports poor posture (such as computer work or child rearing), and the heavy workload of carrying around a skull can irritate neck muscles to the edge of their threshold. Most people find themselves in pain after a small incident (like sleeping at an odd angle or doing a double-take) due to the straw-that-broke-the-camel’s-back effect of over stressed muscles pulling bones out of place and pinching nerves. Of course, there is always the more direct approach to neck pain, such as a traumatic fall or auto accident injury, in which case the neck muscles experience a sudden onset of the same symptoms.

What is the difference between a neurologist and a neurosurgeon?

A neurologist and a neurosurgeon have similarities, however, a neurosurgeon can give a surgical solution to neurologic disorders, while the neurologist identifies neurological disorders through diagnostic testing and treats with medical means.

Why do I need to see a neurosurgeon?

You may need to see a neurosurgeon if your primary care physician thinks your symptoms are neurological and might require surgery. Your primary care physician will seek a neurosurgeon and schedule an appointment for an exam and tests, if necessary. Once these tests and exams are finished, the neurosurgeon will work with you toward a plan of care or to schedule surgery.  

I have been referred to a neurosurgeon. Does that mean I need surgery?

No. Many of the conditions treated can be managed without surgery, at least initially. If surgery is recommended, the risks and goals of the procedure will be discussed thoroughly with you by your doctor as well as possible alternative treatments.

 How long will it take to get an appointment?

Typically, new patient appointments can be made within one week or up to 10-days.

Why do I feel a numbness and tingling sensation?

These are all good reasons to contact your physician who may refer you to a neurosurgeon.
The signs and symptoms of nervous system disorders include:
·      Constant or a sudden headache.
·      A headache that changes or is different.
·      Loss of feeling or tingling.
·      Weakness or loss of muscle strength.
·      Loss of sight or double vision.
·      Memory loss.
·      Impaired mental ability.
·      Lack of coordination.

If you are experiencing these symptoms without relief, please contact your doctor who will most likely perform a neurological exam to check your vision, hearing and balance. Your doctor may also get images of your brain and spine to make a diagnosis.

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