At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, our fellowship-trained spine surgeon, Dr. Michael Briseño, and board-certified pain management specialists, Dr. Christopher Tucker, Dr. Raul Llanos, and Dr. Melissa Murphy, are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of back injuries and conditions, including sciatica and herniated discs. Dr. Murphy also offers the advanced and leading-edge Intracept® procedure to treat chronic low back pain (CLBP).
Our spine and pain specialists have undergone extensive training in both the spine and pain management and are dedicated to providing orthopedic care for the spine that is exclusively focused on the patient and their individual needs.
/ Signs You Need a Back Doctor's Strength of Experience
If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may have a spine-related injury or condition:
- Back pain when sitting
- Chronic low-back pain
- Leg pain
- Neck pain
- Pain along your spinal column
- Spinal pain
- Tingling sensations
Back pain, as well as any of the above symptoms, can have a significant impact on your daily life. If you are experiencing any of those symptoms for more than a few days or if your back pain worsens, you should schedule an appointment with a spine surgeon or a doctor specializing in pain medicine. The surgeon or doctor may diagnose you with one of the following spine-related injuries or conditions:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Sciatica, or lumbar radiculopathy
- Spinal stenosis
- Sports-related injury
No matter what your spine ailment is, our back surgeon and pain doctors at North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center have the strength of experience to get you back to the activities you love.
/ Our Spine Center Can Help You
At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, our Spine Center is designed to provide our spinal patients with exceptional spine care and comprehensive education on spine-related injuries, treatments, and surgeries.
When you are seen by either our back doctor or one of our pain doctors, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest level of specialized spinal care. Our doctors are dedicated to staying up to date on the latest evidence-based treatment options and are always actively continuing their education.
To provide an accurate diagnosis of your back injury or condition, our doctors will perform an evaluation. They may also order diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, to help them determine the cause of your back pain. Once the cause of your back pain has been diagnosed, our back doctor and pain doctors will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan that utilizes nonsurgical treatment options first instead of recommending surgery. These treatments may include physical therapy, spinal cord stimulation, or injections, such as a lumbar epidural steroid injection.
If the conservative treatment options are ineffective at providing relief for your back pain, our orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery will develop a surgical plan that is right for you and your back condition or injury.
Our spine surgeon is one of the most highly skilled surgeons and offers a broad range of spine surgeries. This includes the following surgeries and procedures:
- Artificial disc replacement
- Deformity correction surgery
- Lumbar spinal fusion
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)