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Advanced Solutions for 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, and the most common cause of disability.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco offers sophisticated solutions for back or neck pain.

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:

• Orthopedic surgeons

• Neurosurgeons

• Pain management specialists

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Spine Surgeons on Staff at Baylor Frisco

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For a full list of physicians on staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco click here or call 1.800.4BAYLOR for a physician near you.

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

  • Pinched nerves

  • Sciatica

  • Spinal deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis)

  • Spinal injuries

  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal)

  • Spine tumors

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:

  • Neck X-ray

  • Thoracic spine X-ray

  • Lumbosacral spine X-ray

  • Computerized Axial Tomographic Scan (CT or CAT scan)

  • Lumbosacral spine MRI

  • Spine MRI

  • Myelogram

  • Discectomy

  • Electromyogram (EMG)

  • Bone Scan

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. And highly trained, skilled surgeons are available for patients who need surgery.

When indicated, patients are referred to a comprehensive pain management program that includes and 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 Dallas 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. 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®

Non-surgical Treatment Options

Often, the best solution is nonsurgical. Baylor Dallas offers a comprehensive program of rehabilitation and physical therapy, including:

  • Decompression traction

  • Exercise programs

  • Fitness center

  • Trigger point injections

  • Botox injections

  • Work-strengthening programs

  • Massage 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

  • Neurolytic procedures

  • Sympathetic blocks

  • Radiofrequency thermocoagulation

  • Cryoneurolysis

Pain Navigator Program

When pain is your constant companion, it can keep you from the things you enjoy. Our Pain Navigators will help you find the right treatment option for your pain. Learn more or call 1.800.4BAYLOR and ask to speak with a Pain Navigator.