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Information About Spine Care and Orthopedic Procedures

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Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain can cause significant pain in the lower back/legs, and is treated through a variety of nonsurgical and surgical options.

Spinal cord injuries can occur from a traumatic accident or through other progressive conditions and can affect sensation and mobility.

Spinal stenosis is identified as a narrowing of the spinal canal, and when it affects the lumbar area of the spine, can cause foot drop.

Sciatica is identified as pain associated with an irritation of the sciatic nerve, which can greatly affect the lower half of the body.

Scheuermann's disease affects the thoracic and/or lumbar vertebrae in the spine, causing abnormal growth and pain for some individuals.

Spondylolisthesis is a condition that occurs when a vertebra collides with the underlying bone, causing lower back and arm pain.

Scoliosis causes an abnormal degree of curving of the spine which typically develops and younger people and is most often treated through surgery.

Spinal fractures tend to develop after an injury or accident and if left untreated, can cause life-altering affects and damage to the spinal cord.

Nerve compression often occurs when an area of the spinal cord is obstructed or irritated by surrounding bone and/or cartilage.

Myelopathy is caused by diminished spinal cord activity and function, and can cause several symptoms that greatly affect mobility.

Osteoarthritis is a common condition that affects both men and women, and is caused by inflamed vertebrae in the spine.

Spinal nerve injuries occur when there is damage to the spinal cord or canal through gradual effects or a serious injury.

Facet joint pain occurs at the connection point in the spine when cartilage begins to degenerate, causing movement discomfort.

A herniated disc occurs when the middle area of a spinal disc tears through the exterior of the disc, causing neck and back pain.

Degenerative disc disease can occur in the spinal discs and cause significant pain in the neck and mid and lower areas of the back.

Lower back pain is associated with a variety of symptoms and requires diagnostic testing in order to create a customized treatment plan.

Neck pain can occur for several different reasons and from multiple sources, but can be treated through nonsurgical and surgical treatment.

Digital x-rays of each patient's spine will be taken to help Spine Care of North Texas develop a comprehensive diagnosis and custom treatment plan.

CT scans must sometimes to be obtained along with x-rays to help our team gather a comprehensive idea of what is causing your back pain or condition.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often used alongside x-rays to help determine the underlying cause of back conditions and chronic back pain.

Discography is a diagnostic procedure that recreates a patient's back pain in order to help Dr. Carll determine its cause, severity, and location.

Spine Care of North Texas often refers patients to physical therapy to help prevent surgery as well as to help patients recover following surgery.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy utilizes an individual's own blood to create a concentrated solution that is injected to promote healing.

Epidural steroid injections can help reduce pain in patients suffering from chronic neck, arm, back, or leg pain that results from a back condition.

Dr. Carll often recommends facet joint injections to relieve pain for patients with inflammation in the facet joints and other spinal structures.

Also known as a sacroiliac joint block, SI joint injections are often used to treat symptoms associated with chronic lower back pain and sciatica.

Stem cell therapy can be used as a treatment for back pain by stimulating the growth of self-renewing cells, helping to prevent the need for surgery.

This procedure is a common, nonsurgical technique used to block the specific cause of a patient's chronic back pain, preventing the need for surgery.

Braces or brace treatment is a nonsurgical and conservative method of treating back pain, and can also be used to promote healing following surgery.

Rhizotomy is a surgery of the spinal cord, which helps to treat pain in the facet joints when a facet joint injection is not a successful option.

Spinal decompression helps to relieve pressure and obstructions from spinal nerve roots in order to alleviate pain and discomfort.

A discectomy procedure is provided to treat herniated discs that are putting pressure on the spinal nerves by removing disc fragments.

360-spinal fusion surgery addresses both the anterior and posterior sides of the spine for full (360 degrees) treatment of complicated injuries.

This surgery is performed by Dr. Carll to treat and straighten the spines of seriously injured patients following traumatic spinal cord injuries.

This surgical procedure involves the surgical implantation of a stimulating device that helps to interfere with pain messages sent to the brain.

This open-spine surgical procedure is utilized by Dr. Carll to address the underlying cause of compromised stability in a patient's damaged spine.

In certain scoliosis cases, patients will require surgical fusion in order to straighten their spines to prevent further curvature and back pain.

This surgical procedure involves removing the damaged disc and replacing it with a new, synthetic disc to help you regain mobility and decrease pain.

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