About Back Pain

Time and age, as well as heredity, body weight, diet and activity levels also play a role, as do degenerative disc disease and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Back pain can range in severity from irritating to incapacitating. Treatments for back pain range from over the counter medications, to physical therapy and exercise, prescription pain relievers, and surgery. Given the complex nature of back pain, and the number and types of available treatment options, back pain that is pronounced or persistent should be evaluated by experienced medical professionals.

Back Pain and Treatment Specialists at UT Health Austin

The UT Health Austin Musculoskeletal Institute includes back pain specialists who will work with you to help reduce your pain and improve function for your everyday life. Your evaluation will include a thorough medical history and physical examination by a medical provider as well as a rehabilitation expert. If needed, diagnostic testing like x-rays can be done at our facility, however, in some cases, these may not be necessary. Based on the type and severity of your back pain, the team will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that may be as simple as an exercise program you can do on your own or more aggressive treatment with medications and/or injections. Your UT Health Austin back pain specialist will help you understand the risks and benefits of your treatment plans and fully support you during your recovery.

About the Back and Neck Pain Center

The Back and Neck Pain Center at UT Health Austin offers a team-based approach to coordinate care around your specific needs. This approach always puts you at the center of your care. Our team includes physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, behavioral therapy specialists, and dietitians that may be involved in your treatment plan. Input from a variety of disciplines allows you to get the right diagnosis and the care you need, from the providers you need, all in one location, and all at the same visit.