Neck and back pain is thought to be one of the most common health problems in Americans. In fact, according to some estimates, approximately 85% of adults under the age of 50 will report having back pain at least once in their lives. However, most people no longer need to accept that back pain is inevitable, since new medical interventions are currently available to bring relief to the majority of patients.
The Board certified neurosurgeons and physicians at the Kraus Back and Neck Institute, in the Houston area, are now able to treat all your spinal needs using both non-surgical and surgical procedures. Their treatments are proving so successful that many physicians, surgeons, professors and other professionals turn to the Kraus Back and Neck Institute to receive treatment for their own spinal problems.
Many neck and back patients come from other states and countries in order to receive their treatment from the Kraus Back and Neck Institute. As a result, they offer concierge services to assist clients with their travel arrangements. Prospective patients can call 281.44.NEURO (281.446.3876) for assistance in arranging their accommodations. Clients may also check the concierge services section of their website at http://spinehealth.com
in order to see a list of nearby recommended hotels.
The Kraus Back and Neck Institute is able to treat a variety of spinal problems including congenital deformities, tumors, infections, vertebral compression fractures, and other issues that may be at the root of your pain. Among the other spinal conditions they treat are arachnoitis, arthritis, bulging or degenerated discs, meningitis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and spinal stenosis. The physicians at The Kraus Institute are prepared to treat any difficulty you are having with your spine, neck or back.
To understand the causes of your back pain, you can take a diagnostic quiz on the Kraus Institute website. This information, along with your personal history, a physical exam and a detailed MRI or CT scan of the spine will assist Dr. Kraus in determining the best treatment options for you.
Clients who prefer non-surgical options may wish to try physical medicine and pain management. Depending on the cause of your back pain, you may undergo strength training for your back, abdominal muscles, legs, chest, shoulders, biceps and triceps. This can be combined with medications including epidural steroid injections and sacroiliac joint injections to aid in pain management. For many patients, this combination of appropriate strength building and pain management may be adequate to alleviate their suffering.
Other patients may require surgical intervention. The Kraus Institute offers dozens of surgical options, depending on the circumstances. Examples of some of the possible surgical procedures are anterior cervical discectomies, posterior cervical fusions, and artificial discs. In addition, surgical options for relieving pain include intrathecal morphine pumps and spinal cord stimulators. Additional options are listed at on their website.
The Kraus Back and Neck Institute uses the least invasive techniques, when possible. For example, when surgery is required for herniated discs, they may use a tiny scope to perform an endoscopic discectomy. For most patients, the incision could be less than a quarter of an inch long.
There is no longer a need to suffer in silence with lower back pain, sciatica or other troubling back problems. Now, the caring physicians at The Kraus Back and Neck Institute can treat the underlying problems that have been causing your suffering.