Treatment Options

Types of Treatment

Tariq Javed, M.D. is Board Certified in Neurological Surgery. His primary specialties are the medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerve. His surgical practice encompasses surgery for disc diseases and arthritis of the spine; brain tumor, aneurysm and skull base surgery. He also performs minimally invasive surgeries. Dr. Javed is on staff at Kennestone Hospital, Northside Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital.

He also specializes in surgical treatment of spinal disorders, cervical and lumbar disc herniation and arthritis, microsurgery, spinal trauma and tumors. Cervical spine disorders and neck pain, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and other degenerative spinal conditions, minimally invasive, microdiscectomy, discectomy, rehabilitation, spinal fusion, trauma, and tumors.

Neurological and Cranial Treatments

Neurological diseases and disorders can have a profound impact on quality of life, your family, and friends. There are a wide range of treatment options that may greatly improve your condition. Many of these treatment options and conditions are described in our patient education section. Your doctor will work with you to determine your condition and best course of treatment and help you get back to a better way of life.


Pain in and around the neck is a relatively common condition. This pain can be caused by a number of medical conditions, such as neck strain and injury, herniated discs, pinched nerves, and infections to name a few. Just as there are many conditions associated with neck pain, there are many treatment options as well.

Thoracic and Lumbar

Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people seek medical care. There have been many advances in the treatment of back pain over the years, from minimally invasive approaches to non-surgical treatment options. Each case is different and some options are better than others depending on the conditions associated with the problem. If you suffer from back pain, talk to your doctor to find out what treatment options are right for you.

Middle back pain treatments vary by condition. To begin to determine what treatment options are right for you, answer these simple questions:

  • Are you in a great deal of pain?
  • Does your condition prevent your from daily tasks?
  • Have other treatments provided relief?

The answers to these questions will help your doctor begin to diagnosis the severity of your conditions.

Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM)

Intraoperative Monitoring is a specialized technology that gauges the well-being of patients while they are undergoing neurosurgical procedures. The activity of the patient’s brain, spine and peripheral nervous system is monitored closely throughout the surgery and any significant changes are communicated to the surgeon in real time. Electroencephalography, electromyography, and other electrophysiological methods are used to ensure that the patient’s safety during surgery is maximized.


Conservative/non-surgical treatment options are often the first step in the road to recovery after your diagnosis. Conservative treatment options include exercise, weight loss, pain medications, and epidual injections to name a few. Contact your doctor to set up an appointment to start your road to recovery. to find out first what is cause the pain, and second, the best course of action to begin your road to recovery.