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The human brain performs an incredible number of tasks, including controlling body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and breathing. Like a super-powerful computer, the brain handles physical motion, walking and talking. It also accepts a flood of information about the world around you through your eyes, ears, nose, and other senses. Together, the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves make up our information-processing and control system.


The spine is the body’s center of movement. Bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves all work together to balance and bear the weight of your body. The spinal column serves 2 critical functions: to support the body, allowing it to move freely, and to protect the spinal cord. Even minor damage to just one part of your back’s structure can upset this fragile balance and make movement painful.

The Michigan Brain and Spine Institute at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital specializes in caring for patients with spinal disorders and conditions affecting the brain and central nervous system. Services range from treating herniated discs and low back or neck pain, to more complex problems such as spinal tumors, scoliosis and spine fractures. Our physicians have years of experience and our facilities offer patients the latest technology. The main office is located at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. There are satellite office locations in Chelsea and Brighton.

Stroke Program

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System's stroke program brings together specially trained doctors, nurses and therapists to provide comprehensive stroke care. Every patient will receive evidence based, consistent and equitable care. Comprehensive rehabilitation services are available as soon as a patient is medically stabilized.

We are committed to supporting the communities we serve. Our stroke team delivers life-saving stroke services 24 hours a day. We also work closely with the community to decrease incidents of stroke through our stroke awareness and support services.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-824-9253.

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