Back, Neck and Spine Care
- Acute and Chronic Spinal Pain Management
- Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
- Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
- Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
- Facet Joint Injection
- Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
- Fluoroscopic-Guided Piriformis Injection
- Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
- Lumbar Facet Radiofrequency Ablation/Rhizotomy
- Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
- Medial Branch Block
- Non-Surgical Spine Care
- Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
- Selective Nerve Root Block (SNRB)
- Selective Nerve Root Blocks (SNRB) to Promote Nerve Degeneration
- Spinal Cord Stimulation to Numb the Pain Associated with Neuropathy or Ischemia
- Trigger Point Injections
- Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
- Nerve Conduction Study
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Injection for Knee Pain (Fluoroscopic-Guided)
- Joint Injection Therapy
- Non-Surgical Knee Care
- ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
- Cervical Laminaplasty
- Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy
- Lumbar Corpectomy
- Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
- Lumbar Inter-Body Fusion (IBF)
- Lumbar Pedicle Screw Fixation
- Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
- Minimally-Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression
- Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
- PLIF: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Posterior Cervical Fusion (PCF)
- Posterior Lumbar Fusion (PLF)
- Spinal Cord Stimulator Permanent Placements
- Spinal Fusion (Lumbar Spine, for Care of Spondylolisthesis)
- TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Total Disc Replacement
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Back, Neck and Spine
- Acute and Chronic Neck Pain
- Acute and Chronic Back Pain
- Anatomy of the Spine
- Arthritis of the Spine (Spinal Stenosis)
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Herniated-Bulging Disc
- Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Spinal Deformity
- Spinal Fracture
- Spinal Infection
- Chronic Migraines
- Osteoarthritis-Facet Joint Pain
- Osteoarthritis of the Knee
- Degenerative Joint Disease
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At Texas Health Spine Specialists, we understand you want to have your office visit run as smoothly as possible. To help facilitate this process, we have provided our new patient forms here for you to download and complete before your first visit.
Simply click on the links below to download. Print, complete, and bring the forms to your appointment. In order to protect your privacy, please do not e-mail forms.
- New Patient Registration Form: English | Español
- Consent to Treat: English | Español
- New Patient Intake Form: English
- Medical Release of Information: English | Español
- Preparing for Cervical Surgery
- Preparing for Lumbar Surgery
- Preparing for Spine Surgery
We believe in making it easy for our patients to focus on their treatment and regaining good health. Texas Health Spine Specialists accepts a wide range of insurance plans and various forms of payment, and will verify benefits prior to your appointment. Please call us at 940-323-3480 if you have any questions.
Pay a Bill
In order to use the payment portal to pay your bill, please have your statement and billing information readily accessible. For question or payments by phone, call us at 800-890-6034.
Resources and Education
Below are also some trusted resources to help you when you are researching health information or finding out more about orthopedic treatments. Please contact our staff with any questions or concerns you may have.
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
- International Spine Intervention Society
- Minimally-invasive Spine Surgery
- North American Spine Society
- Orthopaedic Research Society
- Spine Universe
- The Bone and Joint Decade
Patient Testimonial: Debra Hardy
Back Surgery Gets James Back to Playing Golf
Advanced Spine Surgery Helps Patient Regain Active Lifestyle
James Downer isn’t one to let a few minor aches and pains get him down. The active 72 year old likes to play golf and take walks through his neighborhood. After undergoing a laparoscopic surgical procedure for some stomach issues in the summer of 2016, he was recovering well and back on the move. Then he started noticing tingling and numbness in his hands during his regular strolls.
"It was rather unsettling to have numbness all of a sudden, and especially when I was ready to feel good after my surgery,” James said. “I went to visit my primary care doctor, and he ordered an X-ray."
Unfortunately, James didn’t receive a clear-cut diagnosis after the testing. He went on with his daily activities until the symptoms got to be too bothersome. He ended up driving himself to the ER at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton in hopes of finally resolving the issue.
A CT scan showed compression of James’ spinal cord from C3 to C7 (vertebrae). He was referred to orthopedic spine surgeon Michael Catino, M.D., of North Texas Neck and Back.
"James had never experienced spine problems but years of wear and tear had finally taken their toll," according to Dr. Catino. "Without decompression surgery to relieve pressure on his spinal cord, James' condition would only have deteriorated. An anterior decompression technique was performed by entering the spine from the front of the neck rather than using a typical back approach. This allowed for a shorter recovery period for James and less pain."
The 5-hour procedure still came with some downtime and rehab. James was left in a hard plastic collar for two months followed by a soft collar for three weeks, but he was pleasantly surprised at the lack of pain he experienced.
"I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Catino and his work," James said. "He was very understanding and very knowledgeable. He told me everything that was going on and how he would address the problem. The way he performed the surgery through the front of my neck rather than the back — there's the knowledge I was talking about. I'm starting to play a few rounds of golf again. I'm just so happy with the outcome."
Providers employed by Texas Health Physicians Group practice independently and are not employees of Texas Health Resources or its hospitals.
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The physicians and staff at Texas Health Spine Specialists are committed to providing your patients with the highest level of care, and returning them to your practice with a positive medical outcome. Please call us at 940-323-3480 to refer your patient to our practice.