Surgical and Nonsurgical Options
At the Kraus Back and Neck Institute (KBNI), Dr. Kraus, a Houston spine surgeon specializes in non-surgical as well as surgical treatments for relief from neck and low back pain in Houston.
Depending on the cause of your pain and your preference for treatment, surgical or non-surgical, Dr. Kraus will help you find the best solution for pain relief.
Causes of Pain & Conditions Treated
Before any Houston spine surgery or treatment is done, it is important to find the cause of the pain. Dr. Kraus, the premier Houston back pain doctor, will take your history to determine when the pain began, where it travels, the nature of the pain (shooting, stabbing, burning, etc.) and what makes it better or worse. This is followed by a physical exam and confirmed by detailed MRI or CT scans of the spine. Only after diagnosis of the condition causing pain, can treatment begin. See also: Causes of Back Pain & Causes of Neck Pain.
Lower Back & Neck Pain Treatments in Houston Texas
Surgical - Dr. Kraus, your Houston spine doctor offers dozens of surgical options for relief from spine pain (lumbar spine and lower back pain as well as cervical spine and neck pain) that cover the many conditions that can cause it. Procedures are available to reduce pain by stimulating the spinal cord or placing pain medicines around the cord.
Non-Surgical – Options available include those that involve Physical Medicine and Pain Management.
Conditions treated range from mechanical compression of nerves to physiological changes in nerves, as well as congenital deformities and other diseases (such as tumors and infections) which cause pain.
The Kraus Back and Neck Institute serves the Houston area, including: