• When to speak to your spine surgeon

    by Dr. Shawn Henry
    on Aug 30th, 2018

When it comes to someone who understands the spine, Dr. Shawn Henry of Fort Worth, Texas has years of experience and thousand of patients that have came through the doors of his practice. 

Dr. Henry says, "Low back pain and neck pain affects nearly everyone at one time or another. Symptoms coming from your spine can limit your ability to sit, stand or walk, and your pain may prevent you from working or enjoying your normal recreational activities."

When back pain strikes, you need to see your doctor right away to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition and to get started on the proper treatment. Treatments for back or neck pain typically include:

"Most people can successfully manage their back pain without the need for surgery, but sometimes the pain is severe and the spine damage requires surgery to correct. When this happens, learning all you can about the types of back surgery and the different approaches available can help you make the best decision regarding your care" says Dr. Henry.

Causes of Back Pain

There are many different causes of back and neck pain. These may include:

Surgical Approaches for Back Pain

There are different types of spine surgery. These surgical procedures may include:

I will help you choose the best surgical procedure for your specific condition. Be sure to talk to me about your surgery so I can help you understand what to expect with your procedure. More important than the surgery itself is the type of approach we take when performing surgery.

There are two different types of spine surgical approaches: the traditional open approach, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Each approach has specific pros and cons, and therefore weighing minimally invasive spine surgery vs traditional surgery can make a difference in your surgical outcome for back or neck pain.

If you have any questions please call our office

817.429.4545 located at 3600 W 7th St Suite A, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

We would love to help guide you on this journey!

Author Dr. Shawn Henry Texas Spine Solutions

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