Daily life can cause stress on the spine. An annular tear is a fissure or rip in the exterior of a spinal disc, which can occur from continual everyday movements or a sudden trauma. We offer non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical treatment for radial, concentric and peripheral annular tears.
A bulging disc, also known as a disc protrusion, occurs when the intervertebral disc, which is made of spongy tissue that sits between vertebrae, pushes against a spinal nerve. Depending on the type of pressure created by the bulging disc, this condition can cause a range of pain and issues in the back, legs, or arms. At DFW Spine Institute, non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical options are available to treat bulging discs.
Back pain may be caused by many different types of injuries or conditions. Most people experience temporary back pain at some point in their lives. However, when back pain is frequent, recurring, or chronic, it can limit range of motion and negatively affect quality of life. Our doctors are experienced in diagnosing and treating chronic back pain. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of back pain.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease, sometimes called DDD, involves a gradual weakening, tearing, or collapse of the discs that cushion the spinal vertebrae. The specialists at DFW Spine Institute can create personalized treatment plans for DDD to treat different diagnoses including lumbar degenerative disc disease, cervical degenerative disc disease, and thoracic degenerative disc disease.
Disc Extrusion, also called disc migration, is a degenerative condition of the spine in which a disc weakens or loses shape in a way that causes it to shift out of place. Once extruded, the disc can interfere with spinal nerves or cause pressure on the spinal column, causing pain and difficulty with mobility. We specialize in minimally invasive treatment for disc extrusion.
Facet Joint Disease
The facet joints sit between each vertebra, and healthy facet joints facilitate smooth spinal movement. In Facet Joint Disease, also known as Facets Arthritis, Facet Hypertrophy, or Spinal Osteoarthritis, the facet joints have worn down or degenerated in a way that inhibits movement and causes pain or spinal curvature. Our specialists can develop a personalized treatment plan to treat a variety of types of facet joint conditions.
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
If you have had surgery to correct back pain, but it failed to alleviate the pain or left you with new symptoms, then you may be suffering from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome or FBSS. This term can apply to any pain that stems from failed back surgery. Our experienced doctors can utilize proven treatments to repair failed surgery and help alleviate back pain. Learn about
Foraminal Stenosis, or foraminal narrowing, is a form of Spinal Stenosis in which the spinal nerve pathways are narrowed in a way that can cause the nerves to compress. This condition can result in pain, numbness, and, in extreme cases, paralysis. We can assess Foraminal Stenosis and offer options for minimally invasive stabilization or decompression surgery.
Our spinal discs consist of soft tissue surrounded by a hard exterior. A Herniated Disc, also called Spinal Disc Herniation or referred to as a slipped disc or ruptured disc, occurs when the soft inner material pushes through the harder exterior. This condition can result in a stabbing pain or may cause tingling or numbness in the extremities. We offer non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment for herniated discs.
Myelopathy is a degenerative disease of the spinal cord in which nerves are compressed or otherwise damaged. Symptoms can include arm pain, back pain, muscle weakness, decreased mobility, spasms, tingling, and loss of balance. We offer treatment options to alleviate symptoms of cervical myelopathy, lumbar myelopathy, and thoracic myelopathy.
As we age, the cartilage that protects our joints and bones can begin to break down, which causes osteoarthritis. Symptoms include pain and stiffness in the back, hips, and knees, and difficulty performing everyday movements. Osteoarthritis cannot be reversed, but our specialists can provide treatment to alleviate pain and restore quality of life.
A pinched nerve is a term often used to describe a herniated disc in the spine. This condition, which causes pressure on the spinal nerves, can cause pain, tingling, and numbness. Pinched nerves can also occur in the neck or wrist. The specialists at DFW offer minimally invasive treatments to help alleviate the discomfort of a pinched nerve. Learn more about pinched nerves.
Radiculopathy occurs when there is damage to the nerve roots or radicular nerves, which can happen as a result of a pinched or compressed nerve. Radiculopathy can occur anywhere along the spine, and commonly affects the neck, causing pain, tingling, and hypersensitivity. Non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments for Radiculopathy are available at DFW Spine Institute.
The sciatic nerve is large and branches from the lower back through to the leg. Sciatica occurs when an injury or spinal condition, such as a herniated disc, compresses or pinches the sciatic nerve. Symptoms include pain, tingling, and weakness in the lower back and legs. Our specialists offer treatment options for this common cause of chronic pain. Learn more about Sciatica.
A normal spine is straight, but Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine is curved. The symptoms can vary depending on the degree and shape of the curve but may include back pain, neck pain, and limited range of motion. Long-term effects can include inflammatory and degenerative conditions. We offer surgical options for scoliosis.
Spinal Arthritis with Bone Spurs
Spinal Arthritis, or Spinal Osteoarthritis, is a degenerative disease that causes inflammation and pain due to the loss of spinal cartilage. As the cartilage wears away, bone spurs or osteophytes can develop and cause debilitating pain. We offer treatments to alleviate the symptoms of Spinal Arthritis and Bone Spurs.
Fractures can occur in the spine as a result of osteoarthritis or osteoporosis and may also be called vertebral compression fractures. This type of fracture cases pain that may worsen with movement. Non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments are available to treat spinal fractures.
Spinal stenosis is a chronic condition that is characterized by a narrowing of the spaces in the spine. This places pressure on the nerves in the back and neck and can cause pain, weakness, and impaired movement. At DFW Spine Institute in Dallas, we offer a range of treatment options for spinal stenosis.
Spondylolisthesis, or listhesis, is a condition in which a vertebra moves forward to slip over the vertebra underneath it. This occurs most often in the lower, or lumbar, spine and can cause back and leg pain, as well as sciatica. The specialists at DFW Spine Institute can treat Spondylolisthesis.
Spondylosis is not one condition, but rather a general diagnosis given to refer to a number of spinal conditions, including osteoarthritis, a bulging disc, bone spurs, or degenerative disc disease. Patients with Spondylosis can find relief from non-surgical or minimally invasive treatments at DFW Spine Institute. Learn more about Spondylosis.