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Back and Spine Care

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe

Spine specialists focused on your health

We integrate experienced orthopedic physicians on the medical staff with advanced technologies and pioneering research to provide innovative solutions for your neck and back pain.

Back pain is the second most common cause of missed workdays due to illness and the most common cause of disability.

Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe offers advanced, personalized treatment for back pain. Our multidisciplinary medical approach integrates experienced orthopedic physicians on the medical staff with advanced technologies and pioneering research to provide innovative patient care.

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Treatment options

Our experts provide both surgical and non-surgical treatment for spine conditions that include but are not limited to:

  • Conditions Treated
  • Diagnosis
  • Nonsurgical Treatment Options
  • Advanced Surgical Approaches

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the spine (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Bone spurs and overgrowths
  • Degenerative disc disease (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Herniated discs (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Myofascial pain (inflammation of muscles and ligaments)
  • Osteoporosis of the spine
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica (sciatic nerve pain)
  • Spinal deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis)
  • Spinal injuries
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal)
  • Spine tumors

Diagnosis

Finding the root cause of pain, and specifically pinpo​inting 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 your 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

Our goal is to provide effective and safe treatment that allows patients to return to an active lifestyle as soon as possible.

Nonsurgical Treatment Options

Often, the best solution is nonsurgical. Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe offers a comprehensive program of rehabilitation and physical therapy. We treat numerous conditions in the areas of:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neurologic disorders and injuries
  • Pediatric neurological and developmental disorders
  • Post-operative care
  • Sports injuries

Advanced Surgical Approaches

Sometimes, surgery is determined to be the procedure that will result in the best outcome. The neurological and orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff of Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe have advanced training in the latest technology and focus on minimally invasive surgical procedures. Treatment methods focus on reducing surgical trauma and pain while accelerating recovery.

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