Spine Doctor At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center
At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, our highly skilled and experienced spine doctors are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for patients with various spinal conditions. Our team of orthopedic spine surgeons and non-surgical spine specialists work together to diagnose and treat a wide range of spine problems, from common issues like herniated discs and spinal stenosis to complex conditions such as scoliosis and spinal tumors. We strive to deliver personalized, patient-centered care, focusing on minimally invasive techniques and conservative treatment options whenever possible to help our patients achieve optimal spine health and improved quality of life.
Signs You Need a Spine Doctor's Strength of Experience
Our spine doctors at North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center treat a broad spectrum of spinal conditions, including:
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness or tingling in your arms or legs
  • Pain following heavy lifting
  • Pain in your spine that radiates down into the buttocks
  • Pins-and-needles sensations
  • Unable to twist or turn your torso
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 or neck pain worsens, you should schedule an appointment with a physiatrist or a spine surgeon. The physiatrist or surgeon may diagnose you with one of the following spine-related injuries or conditions:
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica)
  • Myelopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports-related injury

Our Spine Doctors

Michael R. Briseño

, M.D.

Ramanjot S. Kang

, M.D.

Raul M. Llanos

, D.O., M.P.H.

Melissa Z. Murphy

, M.D., M.P.H.

Christopher J. Tucker

, D.O.

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Our Spine Center and Pain Management Center Can Help Youc
Having undergone extensive training specifically in the back, neck, and spine, our specialty-trained experts that staff our Spine Center and Pain Management Center provide our patients with exceptional spine care as well as comprehensive education.

When you visit one of our spine specialists at our Spine Center or Pain Management Center, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest level of specialized spinal care. Our surgeon and doctors offer our patients access to the latest evidence-based surgical and nonsurgical treatments as well as the most advanced spine surgeries and procedures.

To provide an accurate diagnosis of your spinal problem, our spine doctors will perform an evaluation as well as order tests, such as X-rays. Once the cause of your spinal problem has been diagnosed, our spine doctors will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan that utilizes nonsurgical treatment options first instead of recommending spine surgery. These treatments may include physical therapy, spinal cord stimulation, or injections, such as fluoroscopically guided spinal injections.

If the conservative treatment options are ineffective at providing relief for your back pain or neck pain, our spine surgeon will develop a surgical plan that is right for you.

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:
  • Anterior cervical corpectomy
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Cervical laminoplasty
  • Cervical posterior foraminotomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar disc microsurgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Revision spine surgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I see a spine doctor?

    If you experience persistent neck or back pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms or legs, or any symptoms that interfere with your daily activities, it's best to consult a spine doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

  • What is the difference between a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic spine surgeon?

    Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons are qualified to treat spinal conditions. Neurosurgeons focus on the surgical treatment of the nervous system, including the brain and spine, while orthopedic spine surgeons specialize in the surgical treatment of the spine and its associated structures.

  • Are all spine conditions treated with surgery?

    No, many spine conditions can be effectively managed with non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy, pain management, and medication. Surgery is typically considered when conservative treatments have failed to provide relief or when the condition is severe or progressive.

  • How long does it take to recover from spine surgery?

    Recovery time varies depending on the type of surgery and the individual patient. Minimally invasive procedures generally have shorter recovery times compared to traditional open surgeries. Your spine doctor will provide you with a detailed recovery plan and guide you through the rehabilitation process.

  • What can I expect during my first appointment with a spine doctor?

    During your initial consultation, your spine doctor will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and perform a physical examination. They may also order diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans to better understand your condition. Based on the findings, your doctor will develop a personalized treatment plan and discuss the available options with you.