Dr David Johnson – City to Coast Neurosurgery

Dr David Johnson is a brain and spinal neurosurgeon, who has had a pioneering role in the establishment of multidisciplinary spinal practices, and holistic care for neurosurgical patients in Brisbane, Australia.

Dr Johnson’s practice represents a vital paradigm shift model for the future direction of effective preventative medicine and healthcare. City To Coast Neurosurgery and the co-located Functional Movement Training Centre is an integral part of patient care at St Andrew’s Hospital, whether rehabilitating to avoid spine surgery, recovering from surgery that was unavoidable, or being referred for persisting Spine Region pain. Clinical neurosurgical expertise delivered in close collaboration with Functional Movement Therapy can provide a unique and imperative service that no arm of modern medicine or the rehabilitation industry currently offers.

Dr Johnson is credited with launching 3 Clinical Functional Movement Training Centre’s in Queensland and now the World’s first in hospital facility at Brisbane’s St Andrew’s Hospital, The Back Pain Centre – clinical excellence in non surgical and surgical rehabiliation of spine region pain.

Dr Johnson’s expertise covers a wide range of brain and spinal neurosurgery including sacro-iliac and global spinal reconstructive surgery as well as spinal cord and peripheral neuro-stimulation pain surgery, minimally invasive key hole techniques, neuro-oncology, acute cerebro-vascular surgery, brain and spine trauma and all general cranial surgery.

A priority in Dr Johnson’s service is delivering a fundamental message relating to the foundational pillars of health which are imperative to everyone. This starts with defining and delivering nutrition and movement proficiency.

The alarming extent of preventable and reversible chronic metabolic and physical disease that plagues our patients, presenting with advancing obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal pain, in particular spine region pain is reflective that these fundamental pillars of health are being neglected by our health industry. Irrespective of the presenting symptom, every doctor, regardless of specialty should be addressing these fundamentals of health at every opportunity.

The serendipitous synergy of Dr Johnson’s embrace of Functional Fitness, Olympic Weightlifting, spinal surgery and scientific enquiry into the global failing of back pain management has nurtured the evolution of a paradigm shift in back pain treatment. He has established a clear definition of the disease that causes chronic back pain symptoms which is today regarded as the worlds leading cause of disability.

“Neurosurgery is a huge ordeal for my patients and families and it is the ultimate privilege to be entrusted with their health”, Dr David Johnson.