Spine Surgery at Medical City Dallas Hospital

Back and Neck Assessment

Spinal cord disorders can be caused by trauma, aging, improper body mechanics, congenital deformities, tumors, infections, and normal wear and tear. Damage to any part of your back or pressure on the nerves in your spine can cause back pain and other symptoms, and can negatively impact a person’s quality of life.

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting eight out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Chronic back pain lasts for more than three months.

Back surgery is needed in only a small percentage of cases. Most back problems can be taken care of with nonsurgical treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medication, ice, heat, gentle massage and physical therapy. When conservative treatments don't help, back surgery may offer relief.

Our approach to back and spine disease treatment focuses on options that minimizes the healing time for patients while allowing the patient to return to their normal activities as soon as possible. The experts at Medical City provide comprehensive care for patients with back pain and spinal disorders and offer the highest level of expertise in treating the full spectrum of spinal disorders, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Tumors of the spine
  • Tumors of the spinal cord
  • Osteoporotic fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis (slipped spine)
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolysis
  • Scoliosis
  • Schwannoma
  • Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Syringomyelia
  • Chiari malformation