Spinal Nerve Disorders

Patients with spinal injuries involving the peripheral nervous system are managed in conjunction with the UCSF Nerve Injury Clinic — a multi-disciplinary clinic that includes members of the Departments of Neurological Surgery, Neurology, and Orthopedic Surgery. Comprehensive evaluation and treatments are offered, including non-invasive and surgical management. The Department of Radiology offers support with neurography, among other investigations. Patients are followed until they reach their eventual permanent outcomes.


Patients with tumors affecting the spinal nerves are evaluated and surgically managed. Microsurgical approaches are used along with intra-operative neuromonitoring to achieve aggressive resection with minimal new neurological deficits. Malignant nerve sheath tumors of the extremities are managed in conjunction with members of the Department of Orthopedics who specialize in orthopedic oncology.