Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Spine Center

Spine Center at Willowbrook

13802 Centerfield Drive
Suite 250
Houston, Texas 77070
Phone: 281-73-SPINE

Monday through Friday,
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our Team
Orthopedic Spine Surgeons
Pain Specialists
Nurse Practitioners
Physical Therapists (spine-trained)
Occupational Therapists
Aquatic Therapists

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Spine Center

The Spine Center at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is your premier option for back and neck pain. Whether you´ve had pain for just a few days or several long years, you´ll find everything you need to diagnose and treat your condition in one convenient location, with access to premier spine specialists and a complete range of treatment options. We make the process simple but comprehensive and offer guidance every step of the way.

Integrated Approach

The Spine Center offers access to a multidisciplinary team of specialists, sub–specialists and health professionals who are trained in providing the full range of key spinal care services. Our team works together to develop your customized treatment program, coordinating with each other as well as with your referring physician.

Our multidisciplinary approach means patients will receive the most appropriate treatment from the right specialists based on scientific research and proven treatment methods. Patients can be assured treatment will be of the highest possible quality, and that it is provided as soon and as safely as possible.

Caring Support

After conducting an initial evaluation, our nurse practitioner will refer you to the appropriate physicians and/or therapists and schedule all appointments for you. We also make it a priority to communicate with physicians who have referred their patients to us, although a referral is not required to become a Spine Center patient.

Patients of the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Spine Center experience:

  • Expedited, timely appointments.
  • Access to world–class specialists and sub–specialists.
  • Customized, coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team.
  • Comfortable, accurate diagnostic testing with state–of–the–art technology.
  • A variety of treatment options, including physical therapy, neurology, interventional pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and surgery.

Sophisticated Technology

Spine Center patients benefit from Houston Methodist Willowbrook´s sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic technology and state–of–the–art systems for patient comfort and safety.

  • Two whole body 3–Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners
  • Four computed tomography (CT) scanners (two of which are 64–slice scanners)
  • Operating rooms that feature the latest lighting and ancillary equipment
  • Active electrode monitoring (AEM) instrumentation for all laparoscopic surgeries

The Spine Center – Treatment Options

Back pain is the second leading medical condition that brings patients to the doctor´s office, with 80 percent of Americans experiencing it at some point in their lives. With its widespread prevalence, back and neck pain can be difficult to properly diagnose and treat.

We believe proper diagnosis and effective treatment require a well–coordinated approach by a multidisciplinary team of experts. This is the heart of our philosophy at the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Spine Center, where you'll find everything you need to diagnose and treat your condition in a convenient location.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are well trained to treat back pain due to nerve and musculoskeletal problems. They utilize traction and modalities such as heat and electrical stimulation. A therapist can also design a home exercise program to help prevent future episodes of back pain.


Neurologists are experts in distinguishing pain due to spine and nerve problems versus pain due to musculoskeletal abnormalities. Electromyography (EMG) may be used to help diagnose a neuromuscular problem.

Interventional Pain Management

A wide array of injections and nerve blocks, typically performed under live X–ray, are used by these specialists to accurately diagnose and treat pain conditions. In severe cases, medication pumps and spinal cord stimulators may be considered.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The treatment option aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with back pain. Physiatrists specialize in diagnosing spinal problems through many different methods, such as a comprehensive clinical exam and objective testing that includes EMG and spinal injections among others. Physiatrists attempt to restore optimal function and quality of life to people with injuries to the spine and muscles, and allow for rehabilitation and healing.


Most patients with back pain do not require surgery. However, when surgery is necessary, new, minimally invasive techniques yield remarkable success in reducing pain, preventing permanent injury, and restoring function.

To learn more about the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Spine Center or to make an appointment, call 281-73-SPINE (281-737-7463).

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Spine Center
13802 Centerfield Road, Suite 250
Houston, Texas 77070