Spine Care and Surgery
Spine Care and Surgery
You have come to the right place! We are a certified Center of Excellence in Spine Surgery, designated by The Joint Commission. In addition, we are designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Blue Cross & Blue Shield. These Centers have lower readmission rates and fewer reoperations.
Advanced Solutions for Back and Neck Pain
Eight out of ten 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, and the most common cause of disability.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco offers sophisticated solutions for back or neck pain.
Doctors at Baylor Scott & White Frisco are using three-dimensional technology to ease back pain.
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We are Focused on Your Individual Needs
At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco, patients have access to expert health care professionals, such as physical and occupational therapists, as well as physicians on the medical staff, including Spine Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, and Pain Management Specialists.
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Our multidisciplinary medical approach integrates experienced physicians on the medical staff with advanced technologies and pioneering research to provide innovative patient care.
We provides both surgical and non-surgical treatment for 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
Spinal deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis)
Spinal stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal)
Our goal is to provide effective and safe treatment that allows patients to return to an active lifestyle as soon as possible.
Avoiding Pain in the Future
By learning to care for your back, you may avoid any future pain. The following are key components in preventing back and neck pain:
Posture — While sitting, make sure your lower back is supported and make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive.
Lifting techniques — When lifting anything, make sure you bend at your knees and not at your waist.
Stretching — Stretching your back throughout the day can help increase flexibility and strengthen your back.
Exercise — Daily exercise will help keep your back muscles strong and protect them from injury.
Finding the Root of the Pain
Our specialists use advanced equipment to most quickly find the source of your pain.
Pinpointing the cause for back pain can be difficult because there are so many possible causes. Our specialists use advanced equipment to most quickly find the source of your pain, including:
Thoracic spine X-ray
Lumbosacral spine X-ray
Computerized Axial Tomographic Scan (CT or CAT scan)
Lumbosacral spine MRI
Treatment options may be surgical or non-surgical.
Our spine specialists can quickly determine which treatment approaches are best for your problem. Non-surgical treatments are often the most appropriate treatments for neck and back pain. Our highly trained, skilled surgeons are available for patients who need surgery.
When indicated, patients are referred to a comprehensive pain management program that includes an evaluation and the appropriate medical, psychological, and rehabilitative services.
Advanced Surgical Approaches
Sometimes, surgery is determined to be the procedure that will result in the best outcome. The expert surgeons on the medical staff of Baylor Frisco have advanced training in the latest technology and focus on minimally invasive surgical procedures. Treatment methods focus on reducing surgical trauma and pain and accelerating recovery. 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)
Spinal cord stimulator/neuromodulation therapy
Interventional Pain Management
A broad range of interventional pain management procedures also are available for the treatment of back and neck pain. 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