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Back and Neck Care

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

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 orthopedic 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 who can help you move better.


Orthopedic conditions we treat

We provide both surgical and non-surgical treatment for orthopedic 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
  • Sciatic 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 orthopedic treatment that allows you to return to an active lifestyle as soon as possible.

Treatment options

Our orthopedic spine specialists can quickly determine which treatment approaches are best for your problem.

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

Non-surgical treatment options

Non-surgical treatments are often the most appropriate orthopedic treatments for neck and back pain. Baylor Scott & White offers a comprehensive program of rehabilitation and physical therapy, including:

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

Advanced surgical approaches

Sometimes, surgery is determined to be the procedure that will result in the best outcome. The expert orthopedic 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. Orthopedic 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®

Interventional pain management procedures

A broad range of interventional pain management procedures also are available for the treatment of back and neck pain. Orthopedic 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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