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Back and Neck Care

Expert surgical and non-surgical treatment of neck and lower back pain

Eight out of 10 adults experience debilitating pain in their back or neck at some point in their lives. Lower back pain is the second-most common cause of missed workdays due to illness and the most common cause of disability. The good news is most people do not need spine surgery.

Baylor Scott & White Health offers sophisticated solutions for neck and lower back pain. With locations and orthopedic doctors 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 orthopedic spine doctors on the medical staff who can help you move better.


Neurospine and orthopedic spine conditions we treat

Pinched nerves and sciatica are common causes of lower back pain. Baylor Scott & White has on staff neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons who provide surgical and non-surgical treatment for these and other back and neck conditions, including:

  • Arthritis of the spine (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid)
  • Bone spurs and overgrowths
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Degenerative disc disease (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Herniated discs (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Kyphosis
  • Lower back pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial pain (inflammation of muscles and ligaments)
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoporosis of the spine
  • Pinched nerves
  • Pain in low back​
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis​
  • Spine cancer
  • Spinal deformities (sciatic scoliosis, kyphosis)
  • Spinal epidural abscess
  • Spinal infection
  • Spinal injuries
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal)
  • Spine trauma or fractures
  • Spine tumors
  • Spondylosis

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

Treatment options

Our spine doctors can quickly determine which treatment approaches are best for the pain in your back or neck.

  • Non-surgical treatment options
  • Advanced spine surgery approaches
  • Interventional pain management procedures

Non-surgical treatment options

Non-surgical treatments are often the most appropriate treatments for pain in the lower back or neck. 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

Advanced spine surgery approaches

Sometimes, surgery is determined to be the procedure that will result in the best outcome. The expert spine surgeons on the medical staff of Baylor Scott & White have advanced training in the latest technology and focus on minimally invasive surgical solutions. Treatment methods focus on reducing surgical trauma and pain and to accelerating recovery. Back and neck surgeries include:

  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Anterior cervical discectomy
  • Bone graft spinal fusion
  • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
  • Posterior lumbar discectomy
  • Posterior lumbar decompression/laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion (anterior and posterior)
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulator/neuromodulation therapy

Interventional pain management procedures

A broad range of interventional pain management procedures also are available for the treatment of sciatic nerve pain (sciatica) or pain in the low back or neck. Treatment 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
  • Are you ready for back surgery?

    When the pain is so great it affects your quality of life, you need answers.

    By downloading our infographic, you’ll learn if your symptoms are severe enough to discuss surgery with your doctor.

Baylor Scott & White Health was my second opinion but first choice for spine surgery.

Guy Bell knew he had to do something about his back, but he wasn't ready to give up cattle roping.

  • Special care for scoliosis

    Baylor Scott & White offers specialized care specifically for those living with scoliosis.

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