When back or neck pain put your life on hold, Temple's leading spine specialists — physiatrists, physical therapists, interventional radiologists, neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons — work to help you take back your life and live with decreased or eliminated pain. Our team specializes in diagnosing and treating the wide range of spine injuries and conditions that affect the spinal cord and complex network of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves that surround and support it.
Accurate Diagnosis Leading to More Effective Treatment
Back problems aren't always easy to diagnose. Temple's spine specialists combine expertise and experience with the latest technology to help pinpoint the cause of pain for even the most complex conditions. An accurate diagnosis is the first step of a treatment plan that results in long-term relief from pain. With the right diagnosis, our team can develop and recommend the most effective treatment based on your condition and goals.
Advanced Treatments Focused on Your Needs
Back pain often improves with non-surgical treatment. That's why our spine specialists use non-surgical options first whenever possible. Whether it's physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, innovative procedures such as ultrasound-guided injections for pain management or a combination of non-surgical options, you have a wide range of advanced options available that may improve your pain without surgery.
For some conditions, surgery is the best treatment option. When it is, or if pain hasn't improved with non-surgical treatment, our surgeons have experience in a full range of advanced procedures. Many procedures are minimally invasive, performed through tiny incisions, enabling you to recover quicker with less pain.