Expert treatment of neck and lower back pain
Eight out of 10 adults experience debilitating back or neck pain at some point in their lives. In fact, 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. We're here to help with locations and spine doctors across North and Central Texas, including the NeuroHealth Institute at Baylor Scott & White in the greater Austin area. You'll have access to orthopedic experts near you, such as physical and occupational therapists, as well as orthopedic spine doctors and neurosurgeons 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 neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons on staff 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)
- Lower back pain
- Myofascial pain (inflammation of muscles and ligaments)
- Neck pain
- Osteoporosis of the spine
- Pinched nerves
- Pain in low back
- 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
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.
Back and neck treatment options
The spine doctors on our staff can quickly determine which treatment approaches are best for the pain in your back or neck.
Baylor Scott & White Health can help you find the care you need.
For more information, download a treatment guide
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:
- 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 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
- Revision surgery
- Spinal cord stimulator/neuromodulation therapy
- Scoliosis surgery
If you think you may need back surgery, download a treatment guide for more information.
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
Back and neck surgery guide
A team of our nurses and other caregivers along with spine physicians on our medical staff helped compile this informative back and neck surgery notebook to enhance your recovery experience. Click on the link to access your guide.
Regional Back and Neck Center
The new Baylor Scott & White Back and Neck Center provides a convenient way for you to access expert neurological and orthopedic care. From setting up an initial virtual appointment to discussing the least invasive treatment options, a dedicated nurse navigator will support you along your entire journey. We also offer second opinions if you are looking for another expert viewpoint to weigh in on your current treatment plan.
Serving North Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Denton, Grayson, Kaufman and Hunt Counties, our team includes advanced practice providers, a nurse navigator and physician experts in the areas of pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurosurgery, orthopedics, radiology and behavioral health.
Making an appointment is easy. Call us at 469.814.2225 or email us at BSWHBackandNeckCenter@BSWHealth.org.
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. A surgeon near his West Texas home suggested a fusion procedure that would end his days in the saddle. That's when he turned to Baylor Scott & White.
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