Back Pain

UT Southwestern Medical Center provides expert, compassionate care for patients with all types of back pain, including cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), and lumbar (low-back) pain.

Some of the conditions causing back pain we treat include:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Neck pain
  • Pinched nerve
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral fracture

Evaluation and Treatments

After a comprehensive evaluation, a UT Southwestern back pain specialist thoroughly explains your diagnosis and treatment options.

Our back pain specialists use an array of highly advanced, minimally invasive procedures to treat back pain, including:

Epidural injections
Cortisone medication is injected into the epidural space in the spine, which provides significant pain relief and may enable patients to avoid or delay surgery.
Facet blocks
Cortisone medication is injected into the affected facet joint area, enabling patients to experience pain relief lasting from days to months.
Selective nerve root blocks
Anti-inflammatory medication is injected. The procedure provides significant pain relief to irritated nerve roots and may enable patients to avoid or delay surgery to repair a herniated disc.