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Spine Center

The Spine Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center is dedicated to helping patients overcome spine problems and reclaim their quality of life.

Your Wellness through Back, Neck, and Spine Care

From common back and neck pain to more complex spine conditions and injuries, spine-related problems can have a devastating impact on a person’s health and well-being. Our experienced, caring team of specialized spine doctors and support personnel work hand in hand to deliver the best in patient-centered, evidence-based care.
Second opinion

Need a Second Opinion?

UT Southwestern's Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute offers a secure, online method for patients with a spine diagnosis to receive a second opinion from our world-class physicians. Learn more.

Our Doctors

Listen to what our doctors have to say about the Spine Center and the talented people they work with to bring you some of the best comprehensive spine care and health care available.

Our goal at the Spine Center is to deliver the right care and achieve the best outcome for each person. We partner with our patients in their care, get them back to health as soon as possible, and help them achieve the best outcomes.

We provide:

  • Comprehensive care for all types of conditions that affect the back, neck, and spine
  • Access to the latest and most effective treatment technologies
  • Innovative treatment options for even the most complex spinal conditions, including spinal tumors and fractures, back and neck pain, spondylolisthesis, spinal deformities, and degenerative disease
  • Convenient, centralized access to our many services and specialists to save time

We offer our patients the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies and techniques, such as nerve-conduction studies, therapeutic injections, specialized spine imaging, minimally invasive spine surgery, complex reconstructive surgery, and endoscopic surgery.

Whenever possible, our highly trained specialists treat neck, back, and spine conditions conservatively, with nonsurgical therapies. Treatments such as minimally invasive surgery and CyberKnife radiosurgery,  combined with our comprehensive rehabilitation program, mean that patients can have quicker recovery times and a greater chance of reclaiming active lifestyles.

Our approach is really to treat the whole patient and not just the spine. It involves a lot of different individuals and a lot of skill sets…folks that have trained all over the country at some of the best programs in the world. It’s that variety of thought that makes us unique.

Carlos Bagley, M.D.

Director of the Spine Center

Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Care

We focus on delivering the care that’s right for each patient and making each patient’s experience the best possible. With one call, patients can connect with all the specialists they need for spine care, such as experts from neurosurgeryorthopaedic surgerypain managementspine imagingspine rehabilitationanesthesiology, and psychiatry.

What to Expect at Your Visit

Find out how to make the most of your visit to the UT Southwestern Spine Center by watching our new patient video.

Are You a New Patient?

To make your experience smoother, download and complete our new patient questionnaire ahead of time and bring it to your first appointment. 

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Request a Second Opinion

If you have a diagnosis for a spine disorder and reside in Texas, you can request a second opinion from one of our physicians. 

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Research—Improving Outcomes

As an academic medical center, UT Southwestern offers clinical trials that give eligible patients access to the newest therapies for spine conditions. 

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