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Dallas Orthopedics

Herniated discs in Dallas

Dallas orthopedics

Dallas orthopedics

Help for your back pain is only a phone call away. At Dallas Spine Care, we pride ourselves in helping patients for whom previous treatments have not worked. Dr. Robert Henderson is a certified spine surgeon in Dallas who specializes in helping patients with histories of failed or ineffective surgeries to correct debilitating back pain. He has been in practice for over 2 decades and if you need exceptional Dallas orthopedics, he is the spine surgeon to see. He follows his patients for a minimum of three years after any significant surgery to oversee their complete healing process. At the Dallas Spine Care office, we work with our patients to resolve a number of back conditions such as herniated discs, severe back and leg pain, and conditions that have received prior treatment without improvement or resolution.

Dallas orthopedics can treat and help you recover from a herniated disc. Intervertebral discs separate each of the bones of the spinal column with the exception of the first vertebra in the neck. The discs act as shock absorbers to minimize the impact of movement on the spine. Their structure resembles that of a jelly donut with a soft central portion surrounded by a tough, flexible outer ring. A herniated disc, sometimes referred to as a slipped, bulging, or ruptured disc, can occur as the result of the stress of long-term wear and tear or develop as a consequence of a sudden injury. When a disc herniates, the softer central portion ruptures and pushes out through a crack in the surrounding outer ring. A herniated disc can irritate nearby nerves and cause symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness. For appropriate spine care of herniated discs, it is important to recognize the part of the body where the symptoms develop since that reflects the location of the herniated disc. When a disc herniates in the upper back area, neck pain and radiating symptoms through the shoulder and arm can develop. In the case of a lower back disc herniation, symptoms may radiate to buttocks and down through the legs. However some individuals who display evidence of a disc herniation in diagnostic tests, do not exhibit symptoms.

Once a thorough physical examination has been performed and all imaging tests have been interpreted, our Dallas orthopedics specialist will discuss all the treatment options with you and individualize a plan that works best for you. Our mission is to give you back an active, healthy life where you have control over the choices you make. Give us a call today, and take the first step to treating your debilitating back pain.

9080 Harry Hines Blvd, St 210
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 613-1878

Dallas Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica in Dallas

Dallas sciatica treatment

Dallas sciatica treatment

Back and neck pain can range from being a mild inconvenience to so debilitating that your quality of life is disrupted. At Dallas Spine Care, we pride ourselves in helping patients for whom previous treatments have not worked. Dr. Robert Henderson is a spine surgeon who specializes in helping patients with histories of failed or ineffective surgeries on their backs. He has been in practice for over 20 years and if you need Dallas sciatica treatment, you couldn’t find a better champion. He follows his patients for a minimum of three years after any significant surgery to oversee their complete healing process. He posits that the most common reason for chronic leg pain or sciatica is inadequate decompressions and the most common reason for unresolved back pain is lack of identification of the appropriate pain generator (all of them) and/or the wrong surgical procedure to correct them. At the Dallas Spine Care office, we work with our patients to resolve a number of back conditions such as severe back and leg pain, conditions that have received prior treatment without improvement, sacroiliac joint syndrome, herniated discs, patients who have not received a definitive diagnosis, lumbar trauma, degenerative disc disease, and compression fractures.

Sciatica, also called lumbar radiculopathy, is a term that describes symptoms of pain, numbness, and/or weakness that radiate along the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the buttocks and leg. The pain from sciatica can range from a constant, dull pain to a debilitating condition. Most of sciatica symptoms result from lower back disorders between the L4 (fourth lumbar vertebra) and S1 (first sacral) levels that put pressure on or cause irritation to a lumbar nerve root. Depending on where the sciatic nerve roots are compressed, symptoms may be felt in different areas of the leg and into the foot. Most commonly, sciatica is caused by a disc problem, such as a herniated disc that is pressing against a nerve root. It can also occur when a disc degenerates, which releases inflammatory proteins that irritate the adjacent nerve. There are also times when hypertonic hip muscles, most often the lateral hip rotator piriformis muscle, compress the sciatic nerve resulting in sciatica pain. Sciatica symptoms are typically felt on only one side of the body. They may include a combination of leg and foot pain, weakness, tingling or numbness. For Dallas sciatica treatment, your best chance of recovery is with our team of experts at the Dallas Spine Care center.

We offer many options for Dallas sciatica treatment care. We reserve surgery for our last choice of treatments. After a thorough physical examination reveals the cause of your sciatica, we will work towards prevention by considering life style changes. We will prescribe anti-inflammatory medications, suggest complementary healing modalities such as acupuncture, massage, bio-magnets, and yoga, and use steroid injections to relieve your pain. We explore a wide range of possible treatments to insure your sciatica is resolved. We work hard to get you well and we don’t stop until we’ve achieved that goal.

9080 Harry Hines Blvd, St 210
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 613-1878