About Back Pain
Back pain can range in severity from irritating to incapacitating.
Risk factors for Back Pain
Time and age, as well as heredity, body weight, diet and activity levels play a role, as do degenerative disc disease and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Treating Back Pain at UT Health Austin
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.
Care Team Approach
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.