- Matthew J. Geck MD is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who has a practice focused exclusively on spine and scoliosis surgery.
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About Texas Spine and Scoliosis in Austin
At last, A Nonsurgical Approach To Back & Neck Pain
Statistics reveal that back pain will strike four out of five Americans during their lifetime. Once a back attack hits, you are four times more likely to have a recurrence. No wonder so many people wander chronically in and out of doctors' offices and have enough pain pills in their medicine cabinets to rival the supply of a pharmacy. If you have a back or neck pain, no matter how complex, we can help you.
Texas Spine and Scoliosis, main office located in Austin, is a new regional center specializing in back and neck problems. Texas Spine and Scoliosis is the only spine specialized neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and non-surgical rehabilitation group in the central Texas area. It currently receives some of the most complex cases of back and neck pain from across the state. Texas Spine and Scoliosis is able to care for any type of back or neck problem, from the simple back or neck strain all the way to the most complex spine surgery.
What makes this Austin spine center unique is its emphasis on a nonsurgical approach to back and neck problems. Most spine treatment centers are directed by surgeons who favor the use of spine surgery. At Texas Spine and Scoliosis, however, our multifaceted team of physical medicine, orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery specialists, takes all factors into consideration before mapping out a treatment plan. These physicians, Lee E. Moroz, MD, Enrique B. Pena, MD, Matthew J. Geck, MD, John K. Stokes, MD and Eeric Truumees, MD have advanced training in the treatment of back and neck pain and are successful in helping people return to activity – without surgery.
Texas Spine and Scoliosis takes a multidisciplinary, team approach to spine care, involving both surgical and nonsurgical spine physicians. This team of professionals pools together its expertise to develop the best treatment for each patient. We provide all the necessary diagnostic testing and treatment in one place, eliminating the need for multiple referrals, delayed care and overall confusion.
If surgery is needed
Sometimes surgery is the best treatment option, especially for those suffering from herniated discs, spinal fractures, spinal deformities, spinal tumors and scoliosis. However, it is estimated that over half of back surgeries performed are unnecessary, and in some cases, even counterproductive. At Texas Spine and Scoliosis in Austin, surgery is used as a treatment option only after nonsurgical treatments have been tried. When surgery is the answer, the two fellowship-trained surgeons at Texas Spine and Scoliosis, Dr. Geck (orthopedic surgeon) and Dr. Stokes (neurosurgeon), are highly trained and proficient in the latest minimally invasive techniques for spine surgery.
Unlike many other spine care providers, the spine patients who undergo minimally invasive surgery at Texas Spine and Scoliosis can often have their surgery on an outpatient basis and be home later the same day. The spine surgeons, Dr. Stoke and Dr. Geck, at Texas Spine and Scoliosis, located in Austin, partner with Seton Hospitals to perform minimally invasive spine surgery, enabling many patients located in the greater Austin & central Texas area to go home the same day. Recovery in one’s own home can be more comfortable than staying in a hospital bed.
Our team strongly believes in educating patients to make informed decisions about their medical care. As a free community service, Texas Spine and Scoliosis in Austin has a full-time RN who provides medical advice and general information on back and neck pain. We also send out our home remedy book for free.
We have learned from experience that the best way to treat back pain is before it happens, by educating people on ways to lower the risk of a future back pain attack. This educational Web site demonstrates our commitment to this goal. We hope you find it helpful and informative.