Back and Spine Care Treatment in Arlington TX
Back pain can feel relentless. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. At Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital – Arlington, we ask the right questions and leverage our sophisticated technology to pinpoint the source of your spinal problem. Using our decades of expertise, we then develop a treatment plan customized for your unique case.
The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval®
We are proud to announce that our hospital’s spine care program earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, which is considered the gold standard accreditation in today’s healthcare community. This certification recognizes Baylor Scott & White – Arlington’s achievement of meeting or exceeding The Joint Commission’s latest healthcare quality and safety standards. Find out more about this prestigious recognition.
How to eliminate low back pain
Almost everyone will experience low back pain at some time in their lives, since aging causes degenerative changes in the spine. These changes can start in your 30s — or even younger — and can make you prone to back pain, especially if you overdo it or lift or bend incorrectly. The pain differs greatly from one person to the next. It can range from mild to severe, intermittent or constant. It can be short-lived or long-lasting, start slowly or hit suddenly.
Specific causes of low back pain include:
- Disk injury
- Disk tear
- “Slipped” or herniated disc
- Disk degeneration
- Degenerative spondylolisthesis
- Spinal stenosis
However it happens, low back pain can make even everyday activities very difficult. Thankfully, many cases of back pain resolve on their own within a few weeks. But some will require a back specialist’s intervention.
Common spine procedures
At Baylor Scott & White – Arlington, we perform a variety of back and spine procedures, including surgery, to rid you of back pain for good. Common treatments include:
- Diagnostic and therapeutic spinal injections
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Cervical surgery
- Pediatric and adult scoliosis care
- Artificial disc replacement
- Reconstructive spinal surgery
- Treatment of spinal compression fractures
Minimally invasive surgical options for back pain
Minimally invasive procedures are performed through one or more dime-sized incisions, with much less trauma to the body. For most patients, this leads to significantly less postoperative pain, a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and, in some cases, a better overall outcome.
Minimally invasive surgery may also allow more people — some of whom might not be candidates for open surgery — to undergo surgery for their back problem.
Our hospital offers a variety of minimally invasive techniques for:
- Herniated disc
- Bulging disc
- Degenerative disc
- Arthritis (spine) and bone spurs
- Facet disease
- Pinched nerve
- Spinal stenosis
- Foraminal stenosis
- Minimally invasive fusion