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Dr. Mark Silver Offers Options to Avoid Back Surgery

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MCKINNEY, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dr. Mark Silver, founder of the Silver Spine and Neurological Center, offers treatments that can help many patients avoid the need for surgery to address back pain.

“Surgery can be an effective form of back pain management,” said Dr. Mark Silver. “But there are many other treatments that can avoid the need for surgery and should be considered.”

Dr. Mark Silver is an expert on Neuromodulation, techniques that act directly on the nervous system. By changing the way a patient’s nerves carry information to and from the brain, pain can be decreased and mobility improved.

One non-surgical treatment Dr. Silver can prescribe is spinal cord stimulation which blocks the pain pathways and can improve conditions for patients with diabetic neuropathy and complex regional pain syndrome.

“Because of my board certification in neurosurgery, I am able to offer my patients a number of non-surgical procedures that have proven to be effective in treating pain that arises from nerve damage,” said Dr. Silver. “Chronic pain has a physical and emotional impact, so the patient needs a thorough workup. Once the correct medical diagnosis and pain mechanism is understood, a specific treatment plan is created for the patient.”

With 21 years of professional practice, Dr. Silver has worked in large academic and private institutions and has served as Chief of Neurosurgery at various prestigious hospitals.

Specializations include:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Epidural Injections
  • Disc replacement
  • Back Pain Management
  • Neck Pain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Stenosis
  • Herniated Disk & Sciatica Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation

After completing his surgical rotation at the University of Tubingen, School of Medicine, Katharinen Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, Dr. Silver relocated to Canada for his general surgery internship at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Silver then completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, before finishing his spine fellowship training at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Dr. Silver has completed spine fellowship training and specializes in treatment of complex spinal diseases, including minimally invasive spine surgery, disc replacement and corrective procedures for deformities such as scoliosis.

Dr. Silver is currently a neurosurgeon at Silver Spine & Neurological Center with offices in Sherman, Greenville and McKinney, TX.


Silver Spine and Neurological Center

(903) 957-7246