About This Center
UT Health Austin’s Back and Neck Pain Center within the Musculoskeletal Institute diagnoses, treats, and manages back and neck pain in adult patients (18 years and older). We take the time to listen to you and gather details about your experience with pain and how it interferes with your life to better understand and treat your pain.
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Back and Neck Pain Center care team includes back and neck pain specialists, chiropractors, physical therapists, social workers, dietitians, and more who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.
We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide you with innovative care. While treatment may be as simple as patient education (understanding the diagnosis) or completing exercises at home or under the supervision of a physical therapist, it may also involve medications, injections, or even surgery. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.
At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. During your visit, your care team will perform a physical exam, which is necessary to understand any structural or neurological problems that may or may not be occurring. Your physical exam will include examining spine motion, testing neurological function (reflexes, strength, and sensation testing of each spinal nerve), confirming circulation (blood flow), and performing appropriate spine and/or extremity stress maneuvers to determine the source of your pain.
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