Legacy Brain & Spine
Legacy Brain & Spine Clinics provide integrated care for brain and spine disorders of all levels and acuity to residents throughout Georgia and surrounding states.
Each and every member of the Legacy team promises to provide prudent, evidence-based, comprehensive, and truly necessary brain and spine care to our patients and their loved ones.
To treat with compassion, skill, and expertise all patients experiencing a brain or spine ailment. In offering a full range of specialized minimally invasive and outpatient care, we aim to be the preferred destination for patients in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding region.
ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
Our centers, located in Atlanta, Marietta, Tucker, Riverdale and Cartersville, offer comprehensive health assessment, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment, and rehabilitation for traumatic and non-traumatic brain and spine injuries. We combine vanguard technologies, such as digital X-ray and upright MRI equipment, with cutting-edge minimally invasive techniques to ensure a full resolution of your health issue without unnecessarily aggressive interventions.
The examination and diagnostic process consists of inquiring about your health history and conducting a standard physical exam, followed by neurological and orthopaedic testing. If your individual case requires it, these steps can be complemented with functional neurology, functional medicine, and applied kinesiology testing to get a 360° view of your health concern.
GET TO KNOW OUR SURGEONS
Dr. Said Elshihabi is a board-certified neurosurgeon with personal interest and emphasis in the management of spinal disorders.
He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center – San Antonio, and pursued a neurosurgery residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Dr. Elshihabi completed an inclusive fellowship in Spine Surgery with Dr. T. Glenn Pait, and has been in private practice for 15 years.
Dr. Jerry L Walters, II - currently board eligible - is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and a graduate of Tougaloo College and Brown University Medical School.
While attending Brown University Medical School and under the mentorship of Dr. Rees Cosgrove, he decided to pursue a career in Neurosurgery.
He went on to complete his residency training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he received extensive training in both open and minimally invasive spine surgery.
PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION / PAIN MANAGEMENT
Nok Keomahathai, MD, FAAPMR
Dr. Nok Keomahathai is a double board-certified physician specializing in Pain Management and also Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He received his bachelor of science from Virginia Commonwealth University in chemistry and a minor in mathematics. Prior to attending medical school, he was heavily involved in several research projects with the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia.
“Dr. Nok” as he is affectionately referred to by his patients and team members received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, in 1996. Because of his love of the neurosciences and sports medicine, he returned to the University of Virginia and pursued a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He served as Chief Resident during his final year of residency.
Dr. Nok specializes in both minimally invasive nonsurgical and surgical treatments of musculoskeletal, orthopedic and spine related disorders. He promotes conservative treatment including physical therapy, chiropractic care and other less invasive treatments.
However, if a patient’s conditions do not improve with conservative treatments, he guides patients on various minimally invasive treatments to help control pain and to restore maximum physical function. If such minimally invasive treatments do not create a lasting resolution of a patient’s symptoms, more advanced therapies such as spinal cord stimulation, interspinous spacer/fusion or intrathecal pain pumps may be considered. He uses a multi-disciplinary, algorithmic and comprehensive approach for the treatment of pain in order to improve the overall quality of life
for EACH of his patients.
LEARN MORE ABOUT US
Patient education is the cornerstone of our practice. We believe in equipping our patients with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their care plans.
"Working with Dr. Elshihabi and his staff has been a great experience. Everyone is knowledgeable and ready to answer your questions. They are upfront and transparent with their thoughts and forthcoming with options of treatment."
Vishal Patel - Google
We proudly work with most major commercial payors, including the following: