The Spine Program at Houston Methodist St. John Hospital

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Whether you’ve suffered a serious back injury or are living with chronic back or neck pain, you can count on our collaborative team of spine specialists to get you back to the activities you love. We offer comprehensive back and neck pain services, including advanced nonsurgical treatments and the latest in minimally invasive surgery.

At Houston Methodist St. John Hospital, back and neck pain is treated by an elite team of sports medicine specialists. This team includes board-certified surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians, rehabilitation therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, pain management specialists and our spine program coordinator.

We have been a leader in orthopedic spine care for nearly 30 years, and our level of expertise is far-reaching. You’ll find the highest quality orthopedics and sports medicine care conveniently located under one roof and close to home. 

Back and Neck Pain — Treated in the Bay Area

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At Houston Methodist St. John, our physicians collaborate across specialties to diagnose and treat common to complex spine conditions. With advanced treatment options, we provide comprehensive care close to home. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 281.523.3355. 
Conditions We Treat
  • Neck, mid-back and low-back pain
  • Acute sprains and strains
  • Degenerative disc disease 
  • Disc protrusions and ruptures
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Headaches and chronic pain
  • Head and neck arteriovenous malformations
  • Intracranial atherosclerotic disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Pain conditions
  • Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders
  • Psychiatry
  • Stroke and cerebrovascular diseases

What makes Houston Methodist St. John Spine Program special?
  • Our orthopedic surgeons are fellowship-trained, meaning they have completed specialty training in a specific field of orthopedic surgery.
  • You’ll have access to a spine coordinator who will guide you through your treatment plan. From your first visit with us through the recovery process, she’ll be with you every step of the way.
  • Whether you’ve been experiencing pain for a few days or a few years, we provide personalized treatment plans and comprehensive pain management services to help you feel better, faster. 
  • Treatment doesn’t end when you recover. You have the ability to improve your performance through our comprehensive sports medicine services, including a Wellness Center, Sportsmetrics™ certified trainers, nutrition therapy, massage therapy and more. 

Spine Care Services 
Our team of experts offers the following services:
  • Physical therapy. Physical therapists use manual therapy, specific exercises, aquatic therapy, traction, dry needling, kinesiotape, graston, heat and electrical stimulation. A therapist will also design a home exercise program to help speed your healing.
  • Interventional pain management. Injections, radio frequency ablations and nerve blocks may be used to accurately diagnose and ease your pain. Pain pumps and spinal cord stimulators can provide ongoing relief. 
  • Neurology care. Neurologists are experts in distinguishing pain due to spine and nerve problems from pain caused by musculoskeletal abnormalities. 
  • Electromyography (EMG). This test measures muscle response or electrical activity in your muscles, and can help diagnose neuromuscular disorders (conditions that affect the nerves controlling voluntary muscles), such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and muscular dystrophy. 
  • Surgery. Most people with back and neck pain don’t require surgery. However, when surgery is necessary, minimally invasive techniques can successfully reduce pain, prevent permanent injury and restore function as quickly as possible.


Houston Methodist St. John Hospital
281.333.5503
18300 St John Dr.
Nassau Bay, TX 77058