Chronic back pain and chronic neck pain can cause disability, limit mobility, and severely interfere with normal functioning. Eight out of 10 people in the United States suffer from back pain, according to the National Institutes of Health.
At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our specialists treat patients with spinal injuries and conditions that cannot or have not been completely eliminated through other medical options. A team approach gives you access to physicians, surgeons, neurologists, rheumatologists, rehabilitation therapists, psychologists, and social workers to fully meet your pain management needs.
Some conditions can be improved with simple treatments and lifestyle changes, but more complex spinal disorders require medical intervention from specialists such as those at UT Southwestern.
Medical histories and physical examinations help physicians gain a thorough understanding of each patient’s symptoms, and technologies such as X-rays, computerized tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used to diagnose conditions. Once a diagnosis is complete, appropriate treatments may range from pain medications and rehabilitative therapies to nerve blocks and epidural steroid injections.
Some of the conservative, nonsurgical treatments we offer include:
Patients with chronic back pain can also be treated by our pain management service.