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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Back and Neck Care

Eight out of 10 adults experience debilitating back or neck pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is the second most common cause of missed workdays due to illness, an​d the most common cause of disability.

Baylor Scott & White Health offers sophisticated solutions for back pain. With locations and physicians across North and Central Texas, we're here to help. You'll have access to expert healthcare professionals, such as physical and occupational therapists, as well as physicians on the medical staff.

Back Pain Conditions Treated

We provide both surgical and non-surgical treatment for conditions that include, but are not limited to:

  • Arthritis of the spine (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid)
  • 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
  • Scoliosis​
  • Spinal deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis)
  • Spinal injuries
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal)
  • Spine trauma or fractures
  • Spine tumors 

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

Back Pain Treatment

Our spine specialists can quickly determine which treatment approaches are best for your problem. Non-surgical treatments are often the most appropriate treatments for neck and back pain. And highly trained, skilled surgeons are available if you need surgery.

Advanced Surgical Approaches

Sometimes, surgery is determined to be the procedure that will result in the best outcome. The expert surgeons on the medical staff of Baylor Scott & White have advanced training in the latest technology and focus on minimally invasive surgical procedures. Treatment methods focus on reducing surgical trauma and pain and to accelerating recovery. Procedures include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Anterior cervical discectomy
  • Bone graft spine fusion
  • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
  • Posterior lumbar discectomy
  • Posterior lumbar decompression/laminectomy
  • Spine fusion (anterior and posterior)
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulator/neuromodulation therapy
  • CyberKnife®
  • X-Stop®

Non-surgical Treatment Options

Often, the best solution is nonsurgical. Baylor Scott & White offers a comprehensive program of rehabilitation and physical therapy, including:

  • Medication
  • Decompression traction
  • Exercise programs
  • Physical therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Trigger point injections
  • Botox injections
  • Work-strengthening programs
  • Massage therapy
  • Interventional pain management

A broad range of interventional pain management procedures also are available for the treatment of back and neck pain. Options include minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures designed to treat, not mask, the problem. Interventional pain management procedures include: 

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

Spine Cen​ters

Baylor Scott & White has dedicated spine centers in both North and Central Texas – Baylor Spine Center at Irving, Scott & White Spine Center in Temple, Scott & White Spine Center in Round Rock and Scott & White Spine Center in Waco.

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