Identifying the cause of your pain is the first step to finding pain relief. Learn about the symptoms of common spine conditions treated by advanced, minimally invasive procedures at Texas Spine Care Center.


Disc degeneration is often a symptom of an age-related spine condition known as degenerative disc disease. Spinal discs are the cushiony, shock-absorbing structures between vertebrae, providing flexibility for the spine.


Spinal discs are spongy cushion-like structures between vertebrae, consisting of soft inner material and an outer layer. The condition of a torn disc occurs when the outer layer of the spinal disc tears and the inner material leaks outward into the tear, which can result in slight to complete disc herniation.


The facet joint is the linking portion of the spine between vertebrae that makes it possible for you to bend forward and twist from side to side. As with other parts of the spine, age-related degeneration can occur resulting in Facet Syndrome, a form of osteoarthritis.


Post laminectomy syndrome, sometimes called to as failed back surgery syndrome or FBSS, refers to when patients continue to experience persistent pain after a laminectomy procedure.


Often occurring at the base of the spine, spondylolisthesis causes one of the vertebrae to slip forward onto the vertebrae bone directly beneath it.


Mid-back, or middle back, pain is categorized as any pain symptom that affects the portion of the back from the neck to right above the bottom of the rib cage, in an area called the thoracic spine.


Neck pain can be caused by various conditions and issues, but chronic neck pain can be a symptom of more serious spine conditions such as cervical degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, radiculopathy, or spinal stenosis.


When pressure is put on a nerve root in or near the spinal column, whether from injury or age-related wear and tear, the pain that radiates from the pinched nerve is categorized as a condition called radiculopathy.


A herniated disc is painful condition that occurs when a spinal disc becomes damaged and the soft inside layer breaks open, leaks into the outer layer of the disc and spinal canal and puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.


Foraminal stenosis is a form of spinal stenosis that refers to the narrowing of the spinal passageways in the vertebrae that can put pressure or pinch the nerves running through these narrowing passageways.


Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common spine conditions and is caused by the natural wear and tear of spinal discs over time which can result in painful symptoms as we age.


Most scoliosis surgeons agree that children who have very severe curves (45-50° and higher) will need surgery to lessen the curve and prevent it from getting worse.


Pain in the neck or lower back are often associated with spinal stenosis, but if left untreated, loss of coordination and weakness in the limbs can also develop.


A pinched nerve occurs when one of your nerves is compressed or “pinched” and is an extremely common condition experienced by a large portion of the population.


Sometimes referred to as a herniated, ruptured or slipped disc, a bulging disc can cause pain at any point along the spine from the neck to the lower back.


When pressure is put on the sciatic nerve in the spine, or the nerve becomes compressed, it can result in pain that shoots down the lower back and legs. This common condition is known as Sciatica.


Lower back pain is an extremely common condition that most people will experience at some point in their lifetime. Understanding the causes and conditions associated with this common pain is the first step to finding pain relief.
Jeff TuffsJeff Tuffs
16:55 13 Apr 22
Very professional, and the conversation was understandable to even a layman. They didn’t try to push an agenda, but instead provided options.Very satisfied with my visit.
Yesenia MartinezYesenia Martinez
16:42 04 Apr 22
Thank you Everyone from Texas Spine & NuHope for offering what was needed in the process of a journey & a chapter of my life. With the hope and believing God was with me every step of my journey. I was bless to meet Dr. Adam Bruggeman as my spine doctor/surgeon & his medical team assistants, the care that was much needed!The surgery was a success, recovered well, was active again going back to the gym faithfully but after 2 years feeling pain again due to alarming physical and mental pain.By the Grace of God I am healed in not needing a second surgery that was going be quite different than the laminectomy surgery.God is Good. I thank God for medical teams and doctors that have the knowledge and guidance with the gift of helping others that are in need of Medical Necessity, God bless you All.Do not have fear of what God is able to do and what a surgery can do that is needed to live a better lifestyle to reduce the pain or have no pain at all.Thank you.-Yesenia
Lupita FloresLupita Flores
18:43 11 Mar 22
I have had 2 surgeries with Dr. Bruggeman and have done well. Dr Paredes is very courteous, professional, and treats us like family. All the staff is super friendly. I highly recommend this practice.
Mario GonzalezMario Gonzalez
20:16 28 Feb 22
This was my first time surgery and I was confident to leave this kind of surgery on Dr Adam Bruggeman.
Heather BlakleyHeather Blakley
12:04 01 Feb 22
I could write a novel but will try to be brief. I spent a large portion of my life ignored for the serious pain I lived with and Dr. Bruggeman discovered exactly what I was living with. It’s a rough road but he has made such a huge difference in my quality of life. I thank God I am in his care. His staff is hands down the best I have ever experienced. Dr. Bruggeman and his staff are all smart, kind, professional and there to help in every way. God bless you.