Back pain, whether chronic or acute, can have debilitating effects on your life. It can cause immobilization, depression, and fatigue. If left untreated, certain causes of back pain can also lead to pain in other areas of your body. For example, a herniated disc in your spine can put pressure on the spinal nerve roots causing pain in your lower back or legs. You may be an individual who suffers constant back pain due to an illness such as scoliosis, or you may have suffered an injury that caused your back pain. You do not have to live with constant back pain. The physicians who participate in the referral line at Texas Health Spine and Orthopedic Center can help you by determining your diagnosis and the appropriate procedure for you.
Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Services
Physician members in the Texas Health Spine & Orthopedic Center referral line offer several surgical treatment options for:
- Degenerative disc disease – If an unacceptable level of pain persists for several months after other treatments have been trialed, surgical options may include minimally invasive fusion to replace damaged disc tissue with stabilizing bone or total disc replacement. Read More
- Herniated disc – Treatments include bed rest, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, light physical activity, physical therapy and/or chiropractic care, epidural steroid injections and surgery. Read More
- Scoliosis – If the scoliotic curve is severe and does not respond to treatment, spine surgery may include fusing bones together in order to correct and balance the curve. Read More
- Spinal stenosis – For pain that fails to improve satisfactorily with non-surgical treatment, the types of surgery are spinal decompression to enlarge the spinal canal or implantation of a spinal spacer. Read More
- Spine tumors – When possible, the goal in treating a spinal tumor is complete surgical removal of the tumor. If complete removal of the spinal tumor cannot be achieved, chemotherapy is another form of treatment that may be administered. Read More
- Spondylosis – If the pain persists after non-surgical treatments or if evidence of a severely compressed nerve exists, spine surgery may include fusing the spine to control movement or removing the tissue that is pressing on the nerves. Read More
- Spondylolisthesis – In cases of severe pain that does not respond to therapy, if the slip is severe, or if there are neurologic changes, spinal surgery may include surgical fusion of the vertebra. Read More
There are numerous other causes of back pain such as sciatica, radiculopathy, and sprains or strains. An orthopedic spine surgeon specializes in determining the appropriate type of treatment your back pain or condition requires.
As we age, our bodies undergo the normal aging process. This process includes the changing of our bones, some of which may cause pain. Disorders or injuries of the hand, wrist, foot, ankle, hip, knee, shoulder, and/or elbow may also require an orthopedic surgeon. A broken ankle, fractured shoulder, or anterior cruciate ligament tear of the knee may require surgery.
If you are experiencing pain in any of your joints or bones, or if you have suffered a bone injury, call the Texas Health Spine & Orthopedic Center at 1-888-608-4762 to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic surgeons or orthopedic spine surgeon referral line members. We are dedicated to helping you get back to life.
Physicians who are members of the referral program practice independently and are not employees or agents of Texas Health Spine and Orthopedic Center.