Are you a candidate for this surgery?

Doctor Viewing Scans with Patient

      The first step to fully understanding the issues that our patients throughout the Dallas, Irving, Red Oak, Plano, Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville and Duncanville and throughout the DFW marketplace face is to get a detailed look into their medical history, including any test, diagnoses or other underlying conditions that they might have.
    The next step is to understand what type of daily activities you perform, the type of work you do, and any other factors that can determine the best possible treatment plan for you.

Our doctors and staff at the Spine Physicians Institute at any of our office locations conveniently located to the Dallas, Irving, Red Oak, Plano, Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville and Duncanville areas will consider many factors before determining whether or not you’re a candidate for spine surgery. One consideration is whether non-surgical treatments, such as physical therapy, medications and or steroid injections, can help your body recovery enough to reduce the need for surgery.

If any combination of the non-surgical procedures mentioned above do not work then the next step will be to evaluate the situation further and make the determination as to whether the benefits of surgery make sense. We do this on a case by case basis since each and everyone of our patient’s needs are different.

Medical imaging tests, such as an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), will help our team of spine surgeons accurately diagnose your specific condition. These tests, combined with your symptoms, will help our team put together the best possible treatment plan. Generally, people with chronic or recurring back problems who have not responded well to therapy are candidates for surgery, but every patient and situation is unique. It is up to you, your family and your surgeon to make the determination as to whether or not surgery makes sense for you.

With recent advances in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques many of our patients experience a much shorter recovery time which in the past was one of the major factors in determining whether or not spine surgery was the best possible option. Of course minimally invasive spine surgery also has its limitations and other surgical measures might need to be considered in order to effectively treat your condition.

If you are experiencing back or neck pain then please give us a call at any of our office locations conveniently located to the Dallas, Irving, Red Oak, Plano, Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville and Duncanville areas and our friendly staff will get you scheduled for an initial assessment of your condition.