MHSI - Michigan Head & Spine Institute Blog

MHSI is the largest, most experienced group of physicians in Southeast Michigan dedicated to treating patients with disorders of the head and spine. We provide the entire continuum of care for head and spine conditions.  From physiatrists and neuropsychologists who treat patients with non-surgical interventions to neurosurgeons skilled in the most delicate brain and spine surgery. Why travel from office to office when MHSI provides the full spectrum of head and spine care.


In 2013 Dr. Richard Fessler predicted the use of telehealth would become the norm as technology was in place to create visits for patients via a smart phone. Fast forward to 2020, Dr. Fessler saw his prediction become reality. The pandemic of a lifetime gave the entire healthcare industry a push into telehealth. Insurance companies […]

Congratulations to our MHSI doctors who were recognized by HOUR Detroit as TOP DOCS for 2021. You can view their respective physician pages by clicking on the links below. Daniel K. Fahim, MD Robert R. Johnson, II, MD Fredrick S. Junn, MD Ratnesh N. Mehra, DO Tejpaul S. Pannu, MD Mick J. Perez-Cruet, MD Pradeep […]

Every year neurosurgeons advance the procedures performed to treat brain and spine conditions. Just a few short years ago minimally invasive surgery of any type was unheard of. Yet today, an incision of less than 2 inches allows a neurosurgeon to fix or replace a disc in the neck or spine. Minimally invasive nasal endoscopy […]

September marks another effort to raise awareness about Chiari malformation. Chiari malformation is a disease of the brain where brain tissue is pushed down into the spinal canal. It occurs when the base of the skull is abnormally small or misshapen, causing pressure on the brain which forces it downward. Chiari malformation may cause blockage […]

  Lower back pain is the most common type of pain as reported by half of all working Americans. It can develop gradually over time from stationary occupations (desk jobs, long distance driving, standing for extended periods) and pregnancy. It can also occur suddenly after suffering a traumatic event (a bad fall, auto accident, sports […]