Back Pain Treatment in Dallas, TX
At Texas Spine Associates, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to treating back pain. This ensures that you get the best, most targeted treatment to relieve your pain and return you to your active lifestyle. Our physicians are leaders in the field of spine surgery, pioneering treatments that lead to better outcomes for our patients. We offer cutting-edge treatments and the latest technology to ensure that you receive the best possible results.
To learn more about treatments for back pain, request a consultation with one of our expert surgeons, or you can call us at (972) 987-0969 to schedule your appointment.
Symptoms of Back Pain
- Back pain that radiates down the buttock(s) and/or leg(s)
- Back pain that is related to certain activities or positions
- Back/leg pain with a lack of coordination. Stumbling when walking
- Back pain that persists for more than a few months and may fluctuate
- Back pain that is worse in the morning and at the end of the day
Diagnosing Back Pain
Diagnosing the exact cause of back pain can be difficult due to the complex nature of the spine itself. Dr. Neil Shah and Dr. Vishal Patel are experts at finding the root cause of pain and prescribing treatments targeting that pain. Our first step is to talk with each patient, gather a complete medical history, and conduct a physical exam of the spine. Many times, additional diagnostic tests including X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and bone scans are used to diagnose spine conditions.
Back Pain Treatments in Fort Worth, TX
Dr. Shah, Dr. Patel, and Dr. Happ offer a multidisciplinary approach to treating back pain. We’ve built close relationships with teams of neurologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, and radiologists who work together to create individualized treatment plans that account for a patient’s back condition and lifestyle. The vast majority of episodes of back pain will get better with time and can be addressed with non-surgical treatments. However, there are a few symptoms that are possible indications of a serious medical condition, and patients with these symptoms should seek medical attention immediately.
- Progressive neurological deficit (weakness in the legs or loss of feeling and coordination in the arms or legs) could indicate nerve damage.
- If sustained or increasing pain is accompanied by lack of appetite, unplanned weight loss, nausea, and vomiting, or fever/chills/shakes, there could be a spinal tumor or infection
- Loss of urinary or bowel control could indicate severe compression of the nerves that control those functions