Spine Surgery

Neurosurgery located in Fort Worth, Lake Worth, Granbury, Cleburne and Weatherford, TX

Spine Surgery

More than 300 million worldwide patients have spine surgery every year. At Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute, the most skilled MDs, FAANs, FACs, NPs, and physician extenders (including RNs and PA-Cs) in North Texas offer the highest standard of spine surgery care. The team focuses on your individual needs and always strives to achieve the best possible outcome, so you can feel confident about getting your life back. There are two offices in Fort Worth and additional locations in Granbury, Cleburne, and Weatherford, Texas. Call the one in your area or book an appointment through online scheduling today. 

Which conditions might require spine surgery? 

Spine surgery is often indicated in cases where conservative nonsurgical therapies don’t relieve pain and other symptoms. Some of the conditions that might require spine surgery are:

  • Herniated disc 
  • Sciatica 
  • Kyphosis 
  • Spinal stenosis 
  • Radiculopathy 
  • Spinal fractures 
  • Spinal tumors 
  • Spondylolisthesis 
  • Degenerative disc disease 
  • Compression fractures 
  • Myelopathy 
  • Synovial cysts
  • Syringomyelia

Spine surgery can effectively treat problems in any part of the spine, including the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar portions of the spine. 

What are the different types of spine surgery?

There are many approaches to spine surgery. The team of elite spine surgeons at Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute regularly performs procedures including: 

  • Cervical disc replacement 
  • Coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization®
  • Cervical spine fusion
  • Foraminotomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar fusion surgery
  • Sacroiliac joint fusion
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
  • Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)
  • Neuromodulation surgery, such as spinal cord stimulator implantation
  • Spinal decompression 

The team always uses the most conservative and highly advanced surgical techniques to ensure excellent outcomes so patients can get their lives back. 

Are there alternatives to spine surgery? 

Spine surgery is only one of many treatment options at Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute. The experienced team recommends nonsurgical and conservative approaches to pain and dysfunction whenever possible. They treat you like family, always prioritizing your individual needs. In many cases, they can help you avoid surgery. 

Some approaches you might try before scheduling spine surgery include physical therapy, chiropractic care, an exercise program, medication, and injections. Many patients get excellent results from these approaches and don’t require spine surgery. Only about one in eight patients needs spine surgery. 

But, if your pain and mobility issues persist after trying conservative treatments or you have spinal structure issues, surgery is often the best approach. The elite team of spine surgeons has extensive experience with surgeries of all types. 

They always use the most advanced techniques for spine surgery. This leads to decreased pain, faster healing, and a quicker return to normal activities. Most patients are up and walking within days of their spine surgery.

While spine surgery isn’t the first choice in treatment, it can be a life-changing solution if you have chronic pain and disability that doesn’t respond to conservative care. To learn more, call the nearest Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute office or book an appointment online now.