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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At UT Southwestern Medical Center, the expert team of doctors in the Spine Center specializes in all available evidence-based treatments for spinal stenosis – both medical and surgical.
Our multidisciplinary approach gives patients access to neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, pain management specialists, and physiatrists with one call. We strive to coordinate, facilitate, and expedite patient care and save our patients time.
Our Spine Center is one of only a few U.S. programs offering endoscopic surgery for the treatment of herniated discs – a potential cause of spinal stenosis.
About Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing in the spine that puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. The condition can occur in the neck (cervical spinal stenosis), the middle of the spine (thoracic stenosis), or the lower spine (lumbar stenosis).
Spinal stenosis can be caused by injuries and diseases such as osteoarthritis and scoliosis.
Many people have no symptoms, but some people experience pain, numbness, or weakness in the neck or back.
The Spine Center offers our patients the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies and techniques for spinal stenosis, such as specialized spine imaging.
Diagnosing Spinal Stenosis
If we suspect spinal stenosis, we’ll conduct a physical examination and order additional testing. Tests, procedures, and spine imaging studies used to diagnose spinal stenosis can include:
- Bone scans
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nerve conduction studies to measure electrical activity generated by muscles and nerves
Spinal Stenosis Treatments
After diagnosis, we’ll make sure patients see the right experts to treat their specific symptoms. Our Spine Center specialists treat spinal stenosis with therapies that include:
- Anti-inflammation drugs
- Cortisone injections
- Physical therapy
We’ll create a care plan that minimizes the number of visits a patient needs to make, while also providing all the support needed.
Research and Clinical Trials
UT Southwestern conducts clinical trials aimed at improving the treatment of spinal stenosis. Talk with our doctors to see if a clinical trial is available.
Related Conditions and Treatments
Search for opportunities to participate in a muscle or bone research study.
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Neurosurgery Clinicat James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center 5303 Harry Hines Blvd., 7th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75390 214-645-2300 Directions to Neurosurgery Clinic Parking Info for Neurosurgery Clinic
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