At Texas Health Southlake, our spine specialists' mission is to help you get back to what is important – your quality of life! Our goal is to help integrate your back and neck pain treatment seamlessly into your daily living. All non-surgical treatment options are explored before Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and other surgical treatments are considered.
360 Spine Surgery
Lumbar and lower back pain can be treated by your spinal surgeon through fusion surgery, the stabilization of both the back and front of the spine. This procedure is used after other more conservative neck and back pain relief treatments have been exhausted. The procedure starts with the anterior (front) side being operated on first. Once completed, the patient is carefully turned over for the second stage of the procedure. This second stage is also known as Posterior Lumbar Fusion. During this stage of the procedure pedicle screws and rods may be put in place.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a surgical procedure to treat nerve root or spinal cord compression by decompressing the spinal cord and nerve roots of the cervical spine with a discectomy in order to stabilize the corresponding vertebrae. This procedure is used when other non-surgical treatments have failed.
Bone cement is injected through a small hole in the skin (percutaneously) into a fractured vertebra with the goal of relieving back pain caused by vertebral compression fractures.
Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Micro Endoscopic Discectomy
Micro Endoscopic Posterior Cervical
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
A spinal cord stimulator is a device used to apply pulsed electrical signals to the spinal cord. It is mostly used to control chronic pain, but can also be used to control spinal spasticity or to augment standing and stepping capabilities. The simplest spinal cord stimulator consists of: stimulating electrodes implanted in the epidural space; an electrical pulse generator implanted in the lower abdominal area or gluteal region; conducting wires connecting the electrodes to the generator; and the generator remote control. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) can produce substantial analgesia (relief from pain), and is currently used mostly in the treatment of failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome and refractory pain due to ischemia.