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Houston Spine & Neck Specialists
Problems with the spine, back or neck can be acutely painful. Minor issues like low back pain or a neck sprain can limit one’s regular routine and more extreme problems such as a herniated disk, scoliosis or spinal fracture can be profoundly debilitating and cause irreversible damage, impacting quality of life.
KSF Orthopaedic Center is here to help. In business since 1976, KSF is committed to excellence in orthopedic spine care, treating spine, neck and back injuries. Staffed with Board Certified physicians trained in a range of specialties, we are a full-service spinal care treatment center capable of treating all major spinal problems and conditions. We specialize in spine, neck and back care for patients in the Houston area and surrounding cities Spring, Tomball, Cypress, Humble and Conroe.
Common Spinal Problems & Conditions
At KSF, our award-winning orthopedic physicians take a conservative approach when it comes to common spinal issues and the treatment of back pain. Controlling pain in these areas is a first step as opposed to recommending surgery right away in many cases. Below are common spine, neck and back issues our team of orthopedic doctors diagnose and treat:
- Herniated disc
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Cervical fracture
- Cauda equina syndrome
- Spinal stenosis
We provide a full range of spinal care services, includingelectrodiagnostic testing (EMG), bone densiometry and neurosurgery, spine, back and neck surgeries. With two Northwest Houston orthopedic clinic locations,we have the expertise and means to provide you with the quality care you needand deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the KSF approach to spinal treatment?
Spinal treatment includes nonoperative and operative care of the neck, upper back and low back. Generally, most problems in the neck, upper back and low back can be treated with a combination of medications, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and exercises. Only occasionally is surgical intervention necessary. You will be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon, a history will be taken, and a physical examination will be completed. Occasionally x-rays, MRI's and electrodiagnostic testing may be indicated.
What are common reasons for spinal pain?
The number one reason for spinal pain is overuse and strain. Most neck, upper back and low back pain is caused by a combination of being out-of-shape, overweight, and having weak musculature. Core stabilization is the bedrock of treating spinal pain. This is accomplished through the use of physical therapy and an exercise program. Medications may be used to decrease pain and discomfort while you carry out the exercise program.
How does a KSF Orthopaedic physician diagnose what is causing pain?
This requires listening to the patient, taking a careful history, and performing a directed physical examination. This may also include x-rays, advanced imaging such as MRI's or CT scans, and electrodiagnostic testing. Occasionally laboratory testing is also necessary.
IV. What kinds of surgery does KSF use for spinal pain?
There is a variety of surgical interventions. There are decompressive procedures where nerve roots are decompressed surgically. This may mean removal of bone, ligament and/or disc material. Occasionally surgical intervention may also include placement of bone graft for fusion. If bone graft or fusion is necessary, often metal screws or plates are used to enhance the stability of the area of the spine while fusion takes place.
Our Orthopedic Spine & Neck Surgeons
At both of our Northwest Houston locations, we offer Board Certified physicians who specialize in orthopedic spinal and neck care. Our spine surgeons are prepared to diagnose and treat your spine, back or neck injury to get you back to the activities you love.
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or call us at 281.440.6960 to learn more about our Spinal and Neck Care Services.