Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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Neurosurgeons and spine surgeons generally do the same thing but come from different backgrounds. Spine surgeons originate from orthopedists who are speciality trained in spine surgery. Spine surgeons were the originators of stabilization surgery for scoliosis and trauma. Neurosurgeons originated tumor work in the brain and spinal cord.

Now, some individuals are interchangeable but there still can be real differences in the two specialities.

Dr. Corenman