Neck & Spine

At some point in their lives, 80 percent of Americans have experienced back pain. Neck and back pain are the second-leading medical conditions that bring patients to the doctor’s office. The orthopedic spine specialists at Houston Methodist work collaboratively with and our world-renowned neurosurgeons to treat all spinal and neck injuries and conditions . Our leading-edge diagnostic equipment, surgical expertise and access to outstanding orthopedic rehabilitation facilities enable us to deliver the most advanced treatments available today.

Neck and Spine Injury Diagnosis
At your first appointment, your Houston Methodist orthopedics and sports medicine physician will ask you for details about your neck or back injury or condition. After a thorough examination, your doctor may recommend additional testing to aid in the diagnosis. Once all results are in, your physician will be able to give you a specific diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan.

Treating Neck and Spine Injuries
Our comprehensive approach begins with conservative treatments, such as selective spinal injections and individualized physical therapy. If these approaches do not solve the problem, surgical options include the latest minimally invasive procedures. In addition to treating common spinal injuries and conditions, the spine specialists at Houston Methodist also perform complex spinal reconstruction and specialized microsurgeries to help patients recover as quickly as possible.

Physical therapy will play an important role in your recovery. Our specially trained therapists will work with you to develop an individualized program to improve your neck or back's strength and flexibility.

Whatever your injury or condition, Houston Methodist has specialists with the experience and expertise to help get you back to peak performance.

Neck & Spine Specialists

Physicians marked with an asterisk (*) are fellowship trained in their field of specialty.

TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER

Smith Tower 
713.441.9000
Rex A.W. Marco, MD*
Bradley Weiner, MD*

O'Quinn Tower 
713.790.1818
Kenneth Palmer, MD*
Walter Sassard, MD
William Watters III, MD

MEMORIAL CITY

713.353.5770
William Watters III, MD

PEARLAND

713.441.9000
Walter Sassard, MD

SUGAR LAND

281.690.4678
Karl A. Vega-Lelkes, MD*
Jeffrey B. Wood, MD*

THE WOODLANDS

713.790.1818
Kenneth Palmer, MD*

WEST HOUSTON/KATY

832.522.2663
B. Christoph Meyer, MD*

WILLOWBROOK

281.737.0999
HoSun Hwang, MD*