Back Pain Specialist

Rubin S Bashir, MD -  - Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Texas Ortho Spine Center

Rubin S Bashir, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon located in Eastside Houston, Houston, TX

Back pain makes it challenging to get through a normal day’s routine. For residents in the greater Houston, Texas, area, Rubin Bashir, MD, and the Texas Ortho Spine Center team offer many advanced treatments to help you recover from back pain and enjoy an active and healthy life. Call the office today to set up a visit or book your appointment online in just minutes.

Back Pain Q & A

What are some common causes of back pain?

The human spinal column comprises more than 30 individual bones and a network of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, and discs that cushion the spinal joints. This complex structure supports not only your entire body, but also houses and protects your spinal cord.

A problem with any of these parts can lead to back pain. The possible sources of back pain include:

  • Muscle or ligament strain
  • Ruptured or bulging disc
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Tumors

Many other things can also cause or contribute to back pain. Determining the source of your pain is the first step on the path to relief.

When should I see a specialist for back pain?

Everyone experiences occasional bouts of back pain, especially after physical exertion. When back pain is severe or doesn’t go away after a couple of days, seeing a back pain specialist at Texas Ortho Spine Center will be your best course of action.

Far too many people accept worsening back pain as an inevitable part of growing older. In reality, many different treatments can help. Living with pain takes a toll on your body and mind and can reduce your quality of life.

Many people can recall when back treatments were primarily surgical, often involving open surgery with lengthy recovery times and a high risk of developing complications.

Today, many nonsurgical treatments are available. When surgery is the best choice, minimally invasive techniques shorten your recovery time and reduce complication risks.

What kinds of treatments can help manage back pain?

The Texas Ortho Spine Center team begins with a thorough diagnostic workup to determine what’s causing your back pain. That enables them to create a customized treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals.

Noninvasive treatments include physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. Drug therapy is also available and is carefully monitored to ensure that your pain management won’t interfere with your overall health and wellness.

The practice offers surgery for every portion of your spine. Microscopic spine surgery can repair complex conditions, and minimally invasive surgery provides a way to correct many spine problems without the need for a large open incision.

Spinal fusion is a procedure that joins two or more bones together to strengthen the spine, and kyphoplasty uses medical cement to improve the structural support of fractured vertebrae.

Your practitioner explains all available treatments in detail, giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision about your care. That process begins today by booking a visit online or over the phone.