North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine
Orthopaedic Surgery located in Plano, TX & Dallas, TX
Around 80% of American adults will have back pain at some point during their lives. If you have back pain that stops you from going to work or participating in previously enjoyed hobbies, make an appointment with the physicians at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine, with locations in Plano, Fort Worth, Duncanville, Allen, and the Dallas communities of South Hampton. The compassionate and experienced doctors offer expert diagnosis and treatment to relieve your back pain and resolve the condition causing it. Call or schedule a consultation online today.
Back Pain Q & A
What are the common causes of back pain?
Your spine and back support your whole body and bear the brunt of every move you make. As a result, many injuries and conditions could cause your back pain including:
- Muscle strain
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Vertebra fracture
Your posture and lifestyle can also contribute to your back pain. For example, if you’re overweight, lead a sedentary lifestyle, or spend most of your time slumped in front of a desk or television, your risk of back pain increase. Also, as you age, the discs in your spine become less flexible and more prone to injury.
How is the cause of back pain diagnosed?
The expert physicians at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine diagnose the cause of your back pain with a comprehensive exam and consultation. Your doctor collects your medical history and asks questions about your symptoms. They feel your back and spine to check for signs of swelling or abnormalities. They may also guide you through a series of gentle movements and stretches to gauge your pain and its effect on your range of motion.
In some cases, your physician will order diagnostic imaging studies such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans to get more detailed information about the bones, muscles, and connective tissues in your back. These details can help your doctor accurately diagnose the condition causing your pain.
How is back pain treated?
The physicians at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine provide customized treatment plans to relieve your back pain and resolve the condition or injury causing it. They often use a multidisciplinary approach for back pain, combining treatments both to ease pain and heal the injury or disease causing it. For example, your treatment plan may include:
- Pain medication
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Hot and cold therapies
- Trigger point injections
- Joint injections
- Nerve stimulation
If your back pain doesn’t resolve with conservative treatments, your doctor may recommend surgery to repair your back. The doctors at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine offer a wide range of minimally invasive surgeries including:
- Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
- Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)
- Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF)
- Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
- Sacroiliac joint fusion
Call North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine or schedule a consultation online for expert diagnosis and treatment for your back pain.
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