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Back and Spine Care

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​Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton offers a comprehensive program at our new Center for Orthopedics and Spine Surgery to ensure patients receive interactive and thorough care in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of spine and back-related conditions. Our interdisciplinary team of specialists determine the proper course of treatment so patients can achieve positive outcomes more quickly.

Our spine specialists are experienced in the treatment of:

  • Injuries to the neck and back
  • Chronic pain
  • Neurological conditions
  • Failed back/neck surgeries
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scar tissue

From general surgery to the most advanced procedures, we can provide the care you need, when you need it most. Call 1.844.BSWDOCS.

Prevention 

Avoiding Pain in the Future

By learning to care for your back, you may avoid any future pain. The following are key components in preventing back and neck pain.

  • Posture-- While sitting, make sure your lower back is supported. Also make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive.
  • Lifting techniques-- When lifting anything, make sure you bend at your knees and not at your waist.
  • Stretching-- Stretching your back throughout the day can help increase flexibility and strengthen your back.
  • Exercise-- Daily exercise will help keep your back muscles strong and protect them from injury.

Diagnosis 

Finding the Root of the Pain

Pinpointing the cause for back pain can be difficult because there are so many possible causes. Our specialists use advanced equipment to quickly find the source of you pain, including:

  • Neck X-ray
  • Thoracic spine X-ray
  • Lumbosacral spine X-ray
  • Computerized Axial Tomographic Scan (CT or CAT scan)
  • Lumbosacral spine MRI
  • Spine MRI
  • Myelogram
  • Discectomy
  • Electromyogram (EMG)
  • Bone Scan

For a referral to an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton, call 1.844.BSWDOCS.

Treatment 

At Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton​, our spine specialists offer consultations to evaluate your neck or back pain to determine which treatment approaches are best for your problem including:

  • Arthritis of the spine (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid)
  • Bone spurs and overgrowth
  • Degenerative disc disease (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Herniated discs (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Myofascial pain (inflammation of muscles and ligaments)
  • Osteoporosis of the spine
  • Pinched nerves
  • Revision spine surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumors

Treatment Options

Non-surgical treatment options are often the most appropriate treatment for neck and back pain. However, should you need surgery, you will be in the hands of highly trained, skilled surgeons using the latest advanced techniques. 

  • Physical therapy
  • Pain management
  • Spinal injections
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Anterior cervical discectomy
  • Bone graft spine fusion
  • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
  • Posterior lumbar discectomy
  • Posterior lumbar decompression/laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion (anterior and posterior)
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulation/neuromodulation therapy

​Interventional Pain Management

A broad range of interventional pain management procedures are also available for the treatment of back and neck pain. Options include minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures including: 

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic neural block procedures
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Neurolytic procedures
  • Sympathetic blocks

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