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Spine & Nerve Conditions

We are the neurosurgical practice that truly cares for the whole of the patient.

People come to us in various states of pain and injury that are unique to them. Ongoing neck, spine and other neurological issues cause both physical and mental trauma to patients and their families. As our patient, you can place trust in a team led by Dr. Shekhar Dagam, a preeminent neurosurgeon who is highly regarded for his talent, expertise and his unique ability to relate to patients with empathy and compassion.

Each year, millions of Americans experience pain because of injury, strain, overuse or aging. Neck and back pain are just two of the symptoms that could indicate a disorder of the spine. Other symptoms to look for include:

  • Arm pain
  • Weakness or numbness in arms and hands
  • Loss of fine motor skills
  • Weakness or numbness in the legs
  • Gait problems and poor balance

We know what our patients are going through and we are here to help them get back to their lives as quickly as possible. We usher patients and their loved ones through every step of the treatment process, to help them understand their situation and their options while empowering them to make informed decisions for their health and their life.

Causes of Spine Pain

In the neck, the most common problems are disc herniation or rupture, bone spurs, spinal stenosis or spondylitic myelopathy. Symptoms are typically caused by pinching or irritation of the nerves, but severe cervical disc degeneration can make symptoms worse and cause irreversible damage.

In the lower back, mild to moderate symptoms are usually caused by a bulging disc compressing a nerve root. However, more significant back pain, leg pain (especially with walking), weakness, numbness and changes in reflexes may be the result of disc rupture, a spinal tumor, stenosis, spondylosis or spondylolisthesis in the lumbar region.

Additional nerve-related issues that Dr. Dagam treats include carpal tunnel syndrome, disorders of the ulnar nerve such as cubital tunnel syndrome and other peripheral nerve conditions.

At Dr. Dagam Neurosurgery, we provide individualized care by performing as a collective, guiding patients toward a better quality of life. We restore the quality of people’s lives because we truly care about our patients.

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“Dr. Dagam is a great surgeon with top-notch skills. My spinal fusion went smoothly with great results. His staff is very friendly and prompt when returning calls. I would definitely recommend him.”


We listen and we empathize.

Doreen Lackowski

Practice Manager

I’m Doreen – Practice Manager for Dagam Neurosurgery. I joined Dr Dagam’s team in 2013 with 15 years of medical office experience. My commitment to Dagam Neurosurgery is to make sure all of our patients and their families experience the best care possible. What I love most about my job is getting to know we as a team made a positive difference in someone’s life! In my spare time I enjoy reading, baking, traveling, watching movies, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.

Sonia Moore

Medical Record Specialist

My name is Sonia and I have been the Medical Records Specialist at Dagam Neurosurgery for 5 years. I provide, obtain and prepare records for patient charts, attorneys and other providers involved in the patients care. What I like most about my job is my coworkers. Working well together allows our office to run smoothly and provide the best care possible to our patients, that’s what I’m passionate about. Outside of work, I enjoy cheering on the Brewers, Bucks and the Packers - especially going to the games with my family and friends. As time allows, I also enjoy painting ceramics.

Boe Boedecker

Physician Assistant

I'm Beau Boedecker, Physician Assistant with Dr. Dagam since graduating from Midwestern University in 2010. What I like most about my role is patient care — from their first consultation evaluation to all of their follow-through. This includes being in surgery alongside Dr. Dagam. In my spare time, I enjoy a hodgepodge of astrophysics, baseball, traveling the world with my wife and sipping a good cup of coffee.

Cathy Pabich

Surgical Coordinator

My name is Cathy and for the past 4 years I have been Dr. Dagam’s Surgical Coordinator. I do my best to make the surgery scheduling process as easy as possible for all our patients, every step of the way. What I love most about my job is knowing that the outcome of a patient’s surgery helped improve their quality of life, which makes dealing with insurance companies for procedure authorizations all worth it! In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, shopping and watching the History channel and Food Network.  

Tina Spritka

Lead Medical Receptionist

My name is Tina and I am the Lead Medical Receptionist celebrating 5 years with Dr. Dagam and his team. After many years of experience in a Neurosurgical clinic, what I enjoy most is knowing that I make a difference in the day-to-day routine of our practice from triaging phone calls to scheduling appointments. In my spare time I enjoy being outside gardening and traveling with my husband.