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
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.