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Conditions We Treat

Spine Team Texas gives every patient access to nationally-renowned spine specialists and industry-leading technology across the DFW Metroplex. Find out more about some of the conditions we treat.

Pain Location Index

Neck pain can often be accompanied by headaches, and can significantly affect your day-to-day life.This kind of pain often stems from problems with the cervical spine, the region of the spine located in the neck. Conditions such as cervical spondylosis, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or degenerative disc disease can lead to compression or irritation of nerves in the cervical spine, resulting in pain that radiates into the head and neck.


Neck and upper back pain are prevalent complaints that can arise from a variety of factors, often causing discomfort and restricted mobility. Poor posture, tech neck, prolonged sitting at desks, and repetitive movements can strain the muscles and ligaments in the neck and upper back, leading to tension and pain. Additionally, stress, muscle imbalances, and sudden movements can exacerbate these symptoms. Other potential causes include injuries such as whiplash, herniated discs, or degenerative conditions like arthritis.


Shoulder pain is a common complaint that can significantly impact your daily activities and quality of life. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including injuries, overuse, and underlying medical conditions. Injuries like rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations, or fractures can result from trauma or repetitive stress on the shoulder joint, where as overuse of the shoulder muscles, particularly in sports or occupations that involve repetitive overhead movements, can lead to conditions like tendonitis or bursitis.


Living with back pain can be a discouraging and often debilitating experience. The causes can vary far and wide, but one of the most common we see is caused by herniated or bulging discs. These are conditions affecting the spinal discs, the rubbery cushions between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack up to make your spine. A disc becomes “herniated” or bulges when its inner gel-like core pushes out through a tear or weak area in the outer layer of the disc.


Arm pain can be frustrating and often pretty distressing, limiting your ability to complete simple tasks to more complex movements. It can stem from a multitude of causes, ranging from minor injuries to serious medical conditions. Acute injuries such as strains, sprains, or fractures resulting from falls, impacts, or overexertion can lead to sudden onset arm pain. But repetitive motions, overuse and even spinal conditions can also result in arm pain, often accompanied by numbness, tingling, or weakness.


Tennis elbow is a common condition characterized by pain and inflammation on the outside of the elbow. Despite its name, it’s not limited to tennis players; it can affect anyone who repeatedly uses their forearm muscles, such as painters, plumbers, and even computer users. The condition is caused by repetitive motions or overuse of the forearm muscles, leading to tiny tears in the tendons that attach to the bony bump on the outside of the elbow. This results in pain, tenderness, and sometimes weakness in the affected arm.


Wrist pain is unfortunately a common issue that can significantly hinder hand function. It can happen for a range of reasons, from overuse injuries to underlying medical conditions. Repetitive activities like typing, writing, or using handheld devices can strain the wrist muscles and tendons, leading to conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis. Acute injuries such as sprains or fractures resulting from falls or sudden impacts can also cause wrist pain. Additionally, arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, can lead to chronic inflammation and discomfort in the wrist joint.


Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body and can vary in severity from irritating to incapacitating. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Leg pain is a broad term used to describe discomfort or soreness in any part of the leg, from the hip to the foot. It can stem from a wide range of causes, including injuries, sciatica, nerve compression or musculoskeletal issues like arthritis or tendonitis. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Knee pain is a common complaint that can affect people of all ages and lifestyles. It can range from mild discomfort to severe pain, impacting mobility and quality of life. Knee pain can stem from a variety of causes, including injuries like ligament tears, tendonitis, or meniscus tears, as well as medical conditions like arthritis or bursitis. Overuse, improper biomechanics, obesity, and aging can also contribute to knee pain. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Shin splints, medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome, are a common condition characterized by pain along the shinbone (tibia) – the large bone in the front of the lower leg. This discomfort typically occurs during or after exercise, particularly activities that involve repetitive impact, such as running, jumping, or dancing. Shin splints are often caused by overuse or sudden increases in activity intensity or duration, leading to inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and the outer layer of bone.


The foot and ankle is one of the hardest working systems in your body, carrying your weight each and every day. This is why it can be impacted so dramatically by spinal abnormalities. This could be anything from sciatica presenting in extremities to slipped or herniated discs.



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Herniated or Bulging Discs

Living with back pain can be a discouraging and often debilitating experience. At Spine Team Texas, we understand the impact this pain has on your daily life, and we’re here to help.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

If you’re experiencing sacroiliac joint pain, it’s time to begin your journey to experiencing relief. To receive a medical diagnosis and treatment specific to your needs, reach out to our team of spine care experts today.


Sciatica can be a persistent and debilitating condition that significantly impacts one’s quality of life. At Spine Team Texas, we’re dedicated to providing professional care for those suffering from back and leg pain associated with sciatica.

Neck Pain

Neck pain can really throw a wrench in your day – but it doesn’t need to. Our team is here to provide expert information and treatment in a clear, accessible manner.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Are you experiencing persistent back or neck pain that adversely impacts your daily life? It’s possible you might be dealing with a condition known as Degenerative Disc Disease. Don’t wait, our team can help

Spinal Stenosis

Experiencing the pain of spinal stenosis, limiting your day to day life? Our team can help provide diagnosis and treatment to get you back on track to living the life you want.

Here are three reasons why our unique approach to spine care will help you take control of your pain.

Full Range of Specialists Under One Roof

Our team of doctors, physical therapists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are all spine-focused. They all believe that life is too short to live with aches and pains, and they’re going to work with you and for you to help you start your journey to pain relief.

Individualized Treatment Plan

Your treatment plan is truly unique because our doctors meet weekly to discuss their cases and receive feedback on the best treatment approach. It is a unique collaboration bringing multiple experts together to make sure you get the best possible diagnosis and treatment.

Surgery As A Last Resort

One of our favorite numbers at Spine Team Texas is 92% — that’s how many of our patients take control of their pain without needing surgery. However, if surgery is determined to be the best option for you, you can rest easy knowing our award-winning doctors have the expertise and experience to help you find pain relief.

Neck and back pain take the joy out of life. We’re here to help you find it again.

Our founder, Dr. David Rothbart, understood that people struggling with back or neck pain often fear surgery as the first option. He shared this concern, which is why he founded Spine Team Texas—to treat patients conservatively and avoid surgery as the initial solution. Dr. Rothbart’s team of carefully selected pain management experts has helped many patients find relief from their back and neck pain. Schedule your appointment today to find out how they can help you achieve your goals.
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Meet Walt Rutkowski

Physical trainer, businessman, & back pain conqueror

After enjoying physical training for many years, Walt developed a specific pain. He tried conservative treatments, but when it was time to find a surgeon, he knew who to call!

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