Every move you make affects your back and spine. That's why a "bad back" — whether your back is aching or is causing searing pain — can be absolutely debilitating.

Texas Health Resources has physicians on the medical staff who specialize in treating back and spine problems, whether caused by injury or bone or joint disease. While medication and rehabilitation can often alleviate back and spine problems, sometimes more advanced care is needed.

Texas Health hospitals offer some of the most advanced treatments, technology and rehabilitation services available for back and spine problems. For example, physicians on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano use the SpineAssist® surgical robot designed specifically to operate on the spine. Accurate to less than half a millimeter, it enables surgeons to plan the optimal surgery ahead of time using a computed tomography (CT)-based 3D simulation of the patient's spine.

Back pain is one of the most common complaints heard by physicians. In fact, four out of five adults will experience an episode of significant back pain sometime during their life, according to the North American Spine Society.

Pinpointing the exact source of back pain is often difficult, with numerous possible sources including muscles, soft connective tissues, ligaments, discs, cartilage and nerves.

Texas Health Resources has a multidisciplinary team of experts who can quickly and effectively diagnose the source of back pain and provide you with a range of treatment options. Texas Health has back specialists on the medical staff who can perform advanced surgeries, as well as make recommendations about other treatments. Many Texas Health hospitals offer rehabilitation services with advanced equipment and experienced therapists. Plus, you can try these tips for keeping your back healthy and pain free.

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