Dr Brazenor has more than 35 years experience as an operating neurosurgeon and specialist spinal surgeon, and is a Past President of Australia's peak spinal medicine body, the Spine Society of Australia.
Dr Brazenor discovered many years ago that he could restore a good quality of life to 80% of patients presenting to him with neck, low back or other spine-generated pain, by simple non-surgical advice. As a result, he has always had a low rate of operating on patients, most of whom he could help without surgery.
At midnight on 31st December 2015 he electively ceased to perform surgery, - so-called putting down the tools, but he remains in full-time consulting practice in spinal medicine and surgery.
He continues to offer his non-surgical advice and his diagnostic expertise, and his spinal educator gives lectures to patients to assist them to implement Dr Brazenor's advice.
His pledge to all his patients: should his advice not result in a good life quality, then he will, on request, refer the patient to one or more operating surgeons for consideration of a surgical solution.