Back Pain

Spine Center

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At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our expert team of doctors at the Spine Center specialize in both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for back pain.

Our multidisciplinary team approach gives patients access to neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, pain management specialists, and physiatrists with one call. Our goal is to partner with our patients in their care, get them back to health as soon as possible, and help them achieve the best outcomes.

A Variety of Causes, Treated with a Multidisciplinary Approach

Back pain has a wide range of causes – from injuries, pinched nerves, and herniated discs to spinal fractures and conditions such as arthritis and spondylolisthesis. Regardless of the cause, back pain can greatly diminish patients' quality of life.

Our multidisciplinary approach helps us coordinate, facilitate, and expedite patient care, while saving our patients time.

Diagnosis of Back Pain

When patients come to us with back pain, we’ll conduct a physical examination and order spine imaging and other studies to determine its cause. Tests, procedures, and studies used to evaluate and diagnose back pain might include:

Treatment for Back Pain

After diagnosis, we make sure the patient sees the right experts to treat his or her specific symptoms. We also create a care plan that minimizes the number of visits a patient needs to make, while also providing all the support needed.

Our doctors treat back pain with a complete spectrum of multidisciplinary therapies, including:

  • Anti-inflammation drugs
  • Biofeedback
  • Cortisone injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery

Clinical Trials

UT Southwestern conducts clinical trials aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of back pain. Talk with our doctors to see if a clinical trial is available.

Find a Clinical Trial

Search for opportunities to participate in a muscle or bone research study.


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UT Southwestern Frisco

12500 Dallas Parkway
Frisco, Texas 75033
469-604-9000 Directions Parking Info

Physical Therapy

at School of Health Professions Building 6011 Harry Hines Blvd., V3.106
Dallas, Texas 75390
214-648-6562 Directions Parking Info

Spine Center

at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Richardson/Plano 3030 Waterview Parkway, 1st Floor
Richardson, Texas 75080
972-669-7101 Directions