Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates


Being diagnosed with a spine or brain disorder can be both frightening and debilitating. But it does not mean you have to leave home for outstanding medical care. There is a nationally recognized group of physicians with an office right here in Ballantyne who are ready to help at a moment’s notice.

Eighty-five percent of patients at the practice who have chronic or sudden back or neck pain find relief without surgery.
Sanjiv Lakhia, DO; Kate Chen, PA-C; John Ziewacz, MD; and John Welshofer, MD
Sameer Vemuri, MD, and S. Taylor Jarrell, MD

Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates is one of the largest and most established neurosurgery practices in the country. These physicians are renowned for their neurosurgical expertise and development of new surgical techniques, as well as their training of other surgeons from around the world.

With seven locations throughout the Charlotte region, including one in Ballantyne, this group of pioneering neurosurgeons, physiatrists and physical therapists have made a profound impact in the lives of adults and children for more than 80 years. The brain and spine expertise of these specialists is unrivaled, as is their commitment to innovate, educate and heal, often treating patients who thought their only option was to live with chronic back pain.

Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates specializes in diagnosing and treating all manner of brain and spine injuries and disorders. Advanced spine care offered includes state-of-the-art

intra-operative imaging, spinal navigation, and robotics, all of which are used for the treatment of disc herniation, spinal stenosis, disc degeneration, spinal tumors, spondylolisthesis and scoliosis.

On-site MRI and X-ray services at the Ballantyne office can be used to detect the source of a patient’s problem, eliminating the need to travel to a separate imaging facility.

Despite its surgical expertise and experience, the practice is committed to delivering comprehensive spine care with a focus on conservative, nonsurgical treatment. In fact,

85 percent of patients at the practice who have chronic or sudden back or neck pain find relief without surgery. Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates features an entire team of physicians and physical therapists who specialize in nonsurgical care, as well as fellowship-trained neurosurgeons who offer the latest advancements in outpatient and minimally invasive options for relief from back pain with incisions no longer than one inch.

The board-certified physiatrists at the practice apply a holistic approach to spine care, including acupuncture, and if needed, can administer diagnostic and therapeutic spine injections. The on-site physical therapists are specifically trained in spine disorders and provide individualized patient care to improve mobility and reduce motion impairments. A team of Titleist-certified golf rehabilitation and fitness specialists at the practice help golfers recover from back injury, improve their conditioning to prevent future injury, and develop a program so that patients can safely return to the game of golf.

With physicians and physical therapists who focus on nonsurgical care, and innovative neurosurgeons who have pioneered minimally invasive spine techniques, Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates is the first call to make for brain and spine care. For more information, contact the Ballantyne office at 704-831-4300, or visit

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