About This Condition
Pain like this is often related to problems with muscles, ligaments, nerves, discs or bones of the back. Moving, lifting, standing, sitting or sleeping in an awkward way can cause strain. Back pain can also accompany neurological or gynecological disorders.
Back Pain Doctors at UT Health Austin
Back pain, a condition that will affect nearly 80 percent of American adults, is the leading cause of lost-work days in the US. Back pain can be the result of injuries such as pulled or torn muscles or ligaments, or compressed or irritated nerves. In some cases, you might not be sure what is causing your back pain. At UT Health Austin, our back pain doctors know that the earlier we address your back pain, the faster you can return to work and the activities you love. Our back pain specialists and their team will listen and work together with you understand the source of your back pain. The team will create a personalized treatment plan to help bring relief from your back pain.
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.
Care Team Approach
We have assembled a team of experts that includes back pain doctors, physiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and social workers. This team enables us to provide the right care for the right patient at the right time. For some patients, nonsurgical interventions such as lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, medication and injections can help improve pain and function, while surgery may be the best course of action for others. Whatever your needs, our team is here to listen and work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.