When you need comprehensive, conservative spine care, Spine Team Texas provides specialized services close to home. With locations in Southlake, Rockwall, Alliance, Richardson, Bedford, Allen, and Prosper, North Texas residents no longer have to travel long distances to receive spine-specialized treatment from award-winning, innovative physicians.
All Aspects of Spine Care
For over ten years, Spine Team Texas physicians and medical staff have been dedicated to treating patients conservatively through education, spine-focused physical therapy, nonsurgical treatments, and minimally invasive spine surgery as a last resort or when medically necessary with 90 percent of patients successfully treated without surgery. When surgery is indicated, using minimally- nvasive spine surgery techniques, patients can resume normal activities and return to job responsibilities sooner and fewer modifications.
Board Certified Specialists Offer Groundbreaking Procedures
Spine Team Texas Rockwall is home to six specialty medical providers and a full-service physical therapy department offering a full spectrum of spine care with a conservative approach.
Anthony Berg, MD, is a spine pain anesthesiologist specializing in acute and chronic spine pain through the use of interventional procedures. He works closely with industry leaders to develop new generations of spinal cord stimulators to offer pain relief to a wider range of patients who previously did not qualify for implantation. “Spinal cord stimulators use small amounts of electricity to scramble the signal of pain before it reaches the brain,” explained Dr. Berg, a Spine Team Texas partner. The devices are typically implanted in patients who have found other methods of relief for back and leg pain ineffective. After about six weeks following implantation, patients’ restrictions are lifted and mobility is restored. “I’ve had patients return to golfing, mountain biking, and even skydiving,” said Dr. Berg.
Leonard Kibuule, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, offers patients the OLIF procedure—an innovative spine surgery for those with low back and/or leg pain due to degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, spinal instability, or other diseases and conditions that have not responded to nonsurgical treatment. The oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) technique provides a way to reach the spine that is neither anterior nor lateral but maximizes outcomes by taking advantage of the best of both procedures. “The OLIF requires a smaller incision and results in less scarring, a quicker recovery, and crucial blood vessel manipulation is avoided,” said Dr. Kibuule, also a partner at Spine Team Texas.
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Should you consult a spine specialist?
Contact Spine Team Texas if you experience:
- Back or neck pain that radiates into your leg or arm
- Pain limited to the lower back or neck area that does not subside
- Loss of control of your bowel or bladder—seek help immediately
- Toe or foot dragging as you walk—seek help within 24 hours as this is a warning sign of eventual permanent nerve damage
- Weakness, numbness, or pain that extends below the shoulder or hip—again, a potentially serious symptom
3142 Horizon Road, Suite 100
Rockwall, Texas 75032
By Meredith Knight