The specialized spine doctors at UT Southwestern Spine Center are dedicated to helping patients overcome spine problems, providing comprehensive care and access to the latest and most effective treatments.
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The multidisciplinary team at UT Southwestern Medical Center offers all available evidence-based treatments for herniated discs – both medical and surgical.
At the Spine Center, we perform some interventional procedures, such as epidural injections, on an outpatient basis. This type of treatment can result in tremendous benefits, quickly decreasing inflammation.
About Herniated Discs
Herniated discs are known by many names, such as slipped, ruptured, bulging, compressed, or prolapsed discs.
A herniated disc occurs when one of the cushioned discs between the 26 vertebrae of the spine ruptures, allowing the jelly-like substance it contains to leak, possibly impinging on the nearby spinal cord or nerves. Disc problems can cause sciatica, back pain, and weakness.
If our doctors suspect that a patient has a herniated disc, we’ll conduct a physical examination and order spine imaging studies.
Tests, procedures, and imaging studies used to diagnose herniated discs might include:
- Bone scans
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nerve conduction studies to measure electrical activity generated by muscles and nerves
Treatment for Herniated Discs
The spine specialists at UT Southwestern treat herniated discs with therapies that include:
- Anti-inflammation drugs
- Cortisone injections
- Physical therapy
UT Southwestern conducts clinical trials aimed at improving the treatment of herniated discs. Talk with our doctors to see if a clinical trial is available.
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UT Southwestern Frisco12500 Dallas Parkway
Frisco, Texas 75033 469-604-9000 Directions to UT Southwestern Frisco Parking Info for UT Southwestern Frisco
James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center5303 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75390 214-645-8300 Directions to James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center Parking Info for James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center
Spine Centerat UT Southwestern Medical Center at Las Colinas 6121 N. Highway 161, 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Irving, Texas 75038 214-645-2225 Directions to Spine Center
Spine Centerat UT Southwestern Medical Center at Richardson/Plano 3030 Waterview Parkway, 1st Floor
Richardson, Texas 75080 972-669-7101 Directions to Spine Center
UT Southwestern Neurosurgery at Texas Health Dallasat Professional Building 3 8230 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 514
Dallas, Texas 75231 214-645-2300 Directions to UT Southwestern Neurosurgery at Texas Health Dallas Parking Info for UT Southwestern Neurosurgery at Texas Health Dallas
University Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitationat Charles Cameron Sprague Clinical Science Building 5161 Harry Hines Blvd., 1st Floor, Suite 104
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