Back Pain Treatment From Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Spine Surgeons in Houston, TX
Back pain can have many causes. With time, the discomfort will sometimes go away on its own, but if it doesn’t, the best way to find fast and effective relief is to see an experienced specialist. If you’re in the Houston, Texas, area, you are welcome to consult a fellowship-trained, board-certified spine surgeon at Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Matthew P. Cubbage, M.D., or Alexander R. Mohr, M.D., can pinpoint the cause of your severe or persistent back pain and then guide you through your treatment options to overcome it.
What causes back pain?
In many cases, the source of back pain is mechanical in nature, which means it can usually be traced to an issue with a disc, vertebra, facet joint, nerve root, ligament or other tissue in the spinal column. For instance, back pain may result from:
- A sprain or strain caused by a bout of heavy lifting
- Age-related spinal degeneration, which can lead to conditions such as degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome and spinal stenosis
- Spinal nerve compression
- A spinal injury, such as a vertebral fracture that resulted from a fall or other direct trauma
How is back pain treated?
Back pain treatment can vary based on a number of factors, including the severity of the symptoms and the source of the pain. Based on your diagnosis, we may discuss:
- Physical therapy to improve your posture, enhance your flexibility and strengthen the muscles that support your spine
- A back brace, which can support and stabilize your spine during certain activities
- Medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), analgesics or muscle relaxants
- Spinal injections, which can place a powerful anti-inflammatory medication directly into a painful area of your spine
- Surgery to address a specific issue, such as a compressed spinal nerve or vertebral fracture
At Advanced Orthopaedics, we offer a full range of back pain treatment options, including both surgical and nonsurgical therapies. Because we maintain a conservative treatment philosophy, you can count on us to help you find meaningful relief using the least invasive approach possible. Typically, we encourage our patients to try conservative treatment for several months before considering any type of surgery.
If you ultimately decide to proceed with surgical back pain treatment, you can feel confident entrusting your surgery to Dr. Cubbage or Dr. Mohr. Both are trained and experienced in performing the latest minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques, including disc replacement surgery and alternative bone graft substitutes.
If you’d like to discuss your back pain with a spine specialist, contact Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston, TX, to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Cubbage or Dr. Mohr.
To request an appointment, please enter the information on the form on the right and press the “Continue” button to start the appointment request process.
1Professional Building II At North Cypress Medical Center
2North Cypress Professional Building At Lakewood Crossing
3North Cypress Professional Building At Towne Lake
4Advanced Orthopaedics Memorial
What Our Patients Are Saying
Dr. Alain Elbaz is one of the most progressive orthopedic surgeons in the state. I’ve received PRP injections and hyaluronic acid injections in my aging and damaged joints allowing me to continue my daily jogging
Dr. Mills is exceptional. I would recommend him to anyone
Everyone here is so professional and kind. Everything was explained to me so that could understand what had to be done.
Dr. David R. Mack replaced my right hip in June 2009, and my left in October 2010. I am already able to go places and do things on my own again.
I have to give everyone 5 stars from the front office and staff to Dr. Blalock and Dr. Patel all were great with very professional service.
We’ve seen several of these drs. Different family members with different issues. They have been exceptional in both the operating procedures and the follow ups.
All the staff performed in a professional manner.All of my questions and concerned where explained to me so i could understand them. Great job all around. Thanks
This office did everything they could to get me in timely after a very bad sprain on my ankle. I saw nurse practitioner Stuart who is very thorough and x-rays and explaining everything to me.
Dr. Cubbage & Staff replaced a disc that had been destroyed between my 4th and 5th vertebra. This is my 4th month since the surgery in January of 2018. I was very impressed with their dedication
I was treated by Dr. Brooks, about a month ago, for a terrible pain on my right knee. He treated me and within 2 days I was like new. Now the pain started on my left knee. This time I went immediately to Dr. Brooks.