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Carlos Bagley, M.D.

Solving the back pain puzzle, one spine area at a time

Back pain doesn’t always indicate a problem with the spine – it can start from a variety of sources. UT Southwestern specialists Drs. Carlos Bagley and Kavita Trivedi explore what can cause upper and lower back pain and how to find relief.

UTSW removes runner’s melon-sized spine tumor with minimally invasive surgery

Avid runner Jason Smith didn’t want to slow down for a schwannoma spinal tumor. See how an innovative treatment plan got him back on track in less than six weeks.

Golfer’s guide: 5 ways to avoid back pain

Don’t let back pain short-side your golf game. Carlos Bagley, M.D., offers five tips for golfers to avoid back pain and serious spine injuries related to the sport. Learn more.

Adult scoliosis can be a pain in the back and legs

Adult scoliosis can cause low-back pain, but it’s often leg pain or sciatica that drives patients to the Spine Center. In this week’s blog, find out how scoliosis can affect the legs and back and how many patients can overcome symptoms without surgery.

10 alternative back pain treatments to try before choosing surgery

Chronic back pain can prevent you from performing your best at work or enjoying favorite activities. However, before you take pain medications or undergo surgery, try one of these natural, alternative treatments to relieve your pain.

Can a standing desk help my back pain?

Standing desks have become popular in recent years and are marketed as a solution for back pain and lagging productivity. Though sitting for long periods of time can cause back pain, standing desks aren’t a cure-all and can cause additional pain if not used properly.

Find relief from four common spinal deformities – often without surgery

Spinal deformities such as adult scoliosis are common but complex. Specialized care is needed, but Dr. Bagley says most people won’t need surgery.

Get help for back, neck, and leg pain caused by spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis can cause back pain and tingling or numbness in the hands and feet. It’s more common as we age, but that doesn’t mean people must live with it.

Back in action: Updated treatment recommendations for lower back pain

Lower back pain often responds to exercise therapy and conservative treatment. But for certain conditions, medication or surgery may be necessary.