Texas Spine and Neurosurgery has its home office and main clinic in Waco. Dr. Zielinski has been working in the Waco community since 2007 and continues to enjoy hosting regular Waco clinics. Texas Spine and Neurosurgery has been offering “first class spine care close to home” for many years.
Dr. Zielinski has privileges at the Coryell Memorial Healthcare System and at Parkview in Mexia. Texas Spine and Neurosurgery has worked with the hospital and local community to develop an unprecedented, outstanding neuro spine program. Texas Spine and Neurosurgery has a local satellite clinic, and we are able to see patients from Rockdale in Waco. Patients can choose to have all conservative therapy done locally and, if it comes to surgery, that can be done close to home at Coryell or Parkview. There is no longer a need to travel far from Rockdale in order to obtain first class care for your back or neck.
We as a practice want to help and support the local community and strive to provide the best care possible to the citizens of Rockdale. As you know Rockdale is a small town located in Milam County, Texas. The population is just over 5,000 people and the town is home to a variety of businesses and industries. One of the most interesting things about Rockdale is that it is the birthplace of the Texas flag. The flag was designed by William J. Battle in 1839 and was first flown in Rockdale. Rockdale is also home to the Rockdale Fair, which is a three-day event that features a variety of carnival rides, food vendors, and live music. The fair is held every year in October, and it is one of the most popular events in the area. It is also home to a number of historic buildings, including the Milam County Courthouse and the Rockdale Masonic Lodge. The scenery is beautiful and there are plenty of parks and green spaces. Rockdale is known for its people being friendly and welcoming and there always being a strong sense of community spirit.
Texas Spine and Neurosurgery started its home office and main clinic in Waco. Now, Texas Spine and Neurosurgery has expanded to the Rockdale region and will be offering services in the Westlake area. Dr. Zielinski has been working in the Texas since 2007 and Texas Spine and Neurosurgery has been offering “first class spine care close to home” in Texas for many years.
Dr. Zielinski has privileges at the Hospital at Westlake Medical Center. Texas Spine and Neurosurgery has worked with the hospital and local community to develop an unprecedented, outstanding neuro spine program. Patients can choose to have all conservative therapy done locally in Rockdale and, if it comes to surgery, that can be done close to home at The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center. There are now options in Rockdale to obtain “first class spine care close to home”.
Dr. Zielinski appreciates the strong local support he has from the Rockdale community, Rockdale physicians, and local community leaders and wishes to continue to develop spine care in Rockdale going forward.
How We Help
There is no need to travel long distances to access the best in spine care! At Texas Spine and Neurosurgery, we bring advanced technology and treatment options to you. Our founder, Dr. Steven Zielinski, is a Stanford trained spine surgeon and an experienced expert in back and neck surgery. Dr. Zielinski is a pioneer in artificial disc technology and currently holds multiple patents in the area. Through his company, Zielinski Medical Technologies, he has been on several innovation teams, and has expertly designed several products currently used across the nation in spine surgery.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Dr. Zielinski has routinely performed minimally invasive spine surgery since 1997. In patients that qualify, it is a great way to relieve pain quickly and ensure a smaller incision, with very little down time. Patients who undergo minimally invasive spine surgery are typically able to return home on the same day of their surgery. The minimally invasive approach also tends to decrease the amount of pain associated with surgery. We know your time and ability to return to your regular activities are important. That is why we always strive to provide the highest level of care with the least invasive approach.
Possible Symptoms or Conditions
- Pain radiating down the arms or legs.
- Unusual sensations such as tingling, numbness, or pins and needles.
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Muscle weakness
- Spinal Stenosis
- Bowel problems.*
- Bladder problems.*
- Numbness in the genital area.*
* You should see your doctor immediately if you have problems urinating, having bowel movements, or if you have numbness around your genitals.
Treatment Options Prior To Surgery
Options for treatment include:
- Lumbar bracing
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Steroid injections
- TENS units
- Pain management
- Massage therapy
Surgical Treatment Options
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Microscopic Spine Surgery
- Disc Replacement
- Lumbar Fusion
- Cervical Fusion
- Lumbar Discectomy
- Cervical Discectomy
- Thoracic Spine Surgery
- Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery
- Anterior/Posterior Spine Surgery