Experienced Experts in Treating Neurological Spine Disorders

The Stanford Neurological Spine Disorders Clinic provides comprehensive spine care and neurosurgery to treat spinal trauma, disease and deformity in adults and children at Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health.

Neurological Spine Disorders Clinic at Boswell Building
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-6469 Getting Here
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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-6469 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Neurological Spine Disorders

Conditions Treated

Stanford Hospital & Clinics provides comprehensive care for spinal traumas, diseases and deformities along the entire spine from skull to sacrum. Some of the most commonly treated conditions, include:

Back and neck pain

Pain in the back or neck area can be acute, which comes on suddenly and intensely, or chronic, which can last for weeks, months, or even years. The pain can be continuous or intermittent.

Chiari malformation

A congenital defect in the area of the back of the head where the brain and spinal cord connect.

Degenerative spine disease

Over time, the discs between the vertebrae in the spine lose their fluid and their ability to provide cushioning, which makes them more prone to injury, leading to degenerative spine disease.

Head trauma

Injuries to the head range from mild, moderate to severe, causing a wide variety of sympoms depending upon the type, severity and location of the injury.

Spinal cord injury, spinal trauma

A traumatic injury that can either result in a bruise, partial tear, or a complete tear in the spinal cord, resulting in decreased mobility, sensation, and body organ function below the level of the injury.


Inherited disorders of the nervous system which affect how nerve cells form and grow, causing tumors to grow on nerves.

Osteoporotic fractures

Fractures occur commonly in the spine. These fractures can arise with minimal trauma, such as a strain, bump or fall, because of reduced bone density in bones.

Peripheral nerve injuries

A peripheral nerve injury that impairs the ability to lift the foot at the ankle. It can also be a symptom of a more serious injury, such as a nerve compression or a herniated disc.

Pinched nerves

Herniated disks in the back can cause pain and disability because of pinched nerves. If a pinched nerve is left untreated, permanent damage to the area beyond the pinched nerve may result.


A curvature of the spine measuring 10 degrees or greater on X-ray, can occur in any part of the spine.

Spine infection

Spine infections are named based on the region of the spine they are located in. They arise from fungal organisms, bacteria or after a surgical procedure.

Spinal cord tumors, spine tumors

A tumor that forms on the spinal cord or in the area around it. Even if benign, the tumor may cause pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling from pushing on the spinal cord or nerves.

Spinal stenosis

An abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal that may occur in any of the regions of the spine and restriction to the spinal canal, resulting in a neurological deficit.


Spondylolysis is a defect or fracture of part of the vertebral bones that usually occurs in the fifth lumbar vertebra and, less commonly, in the fourth lumbar vertebra.  Spondylisthesis is a slippage of one vertebral body on top of another.


A condition where a fluid-filled cavity called a syrinx develops in the spinal cord, often as a result of pressure in the spinal canal and obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid. The syrinx can grow and injure the spinal cord and nerves.

Vascular malformations

A general term that includes congenital vascular anomalies of veins and lymph vessels. They are present at birth and enlarge proportionately with the growth of the child.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients


  • Send medical records before your appointment
  • Bring any MRI or CT films
  • Plan on being at the clinic for approximately one to two hours


To reorder a prescription, have your pharmacy call 650-723-4720 or fax a refill request to 650-725-0390.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

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For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811 
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Phone: 1-800-800-1551,  24 hours - 7 days a week

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


To refer a new patient or ask questions regarding a referral, call 650-723-6469. For urgent referrals, call 650-723-6661 and request the spine neurosurgeon on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You may also fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.


Call us at 650-723-6469 if you have questions about a patient.

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