When Professor Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the x-ray while working with a cathode –ray tube in his laboratory in 1895, medical journals of the day immediately understood the significance of this discovery. This ray could pass through most substances, casting shadows of solid objects. What most excited the physicians and dentists about Roentgen’s discovery wasRead More


It is more than 8,300 miles between Dallas/Fort Worth and Ethiopia and Dr. Ted Belanger, a spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute, has made this trip many times since 2010, when he began his mission to help youngsters in this third world country overcome the ravages of scoliosis. While there is no cure for thisRead More


T’was a few days before Christmas and all through clinic, TBI’s waiting room was packed with lots of patients in it. It looked like bad weather would surely arrive. The weatherman said it might be difficult to drive.   Then all of a sudden, the office turned dark. The lights had stopped working, no electricity,Read More


As a young, curious child, Dr. Ju was always trying to figure out how things worked. When he was growing up in Houston, his parents – a computer programmer mom and a chemical engineer dad – encouraged his curiosity about how things worked. “I spent a lot of time taking things such as microwave ovensRead More


Over the past 35 years, Texas Back Institute has received world-wide recognition for excellence and innovation in spine surgery and treatment. Some of the best and brightest orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons have joined the practice and, through their efforts, transformed the lives of thousands of patients. Not long after the establishment of the TBI practice,Read More


In order to maintain bone density, post-menopausal women with the pre-osteoporosis condition known as osteopenia have a new challenge: making time for regularly scheduled, vigorous exercise. A new study recommends this group participate in high-impact exercise, including weight training, at least twice a week. The researchers who conducted the study found the results “disillusioning” because “olderRead More


Greater than one-third of the population in the United States experiences short term or chronic back pain. While this pain can vary in its level of acuteness, when it’s bedtime, it can cause wakefulness and wreak havoc on a person’s energy level and overall health. Dr. Rey Bosita,  a spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute notesRead More


The newest member of the world class surgical team at Texas Back Institute is a native of Brooklyn, New York and is a first generation Ghanaian American. Dr. Akwasi Boah was introduced to the medical profession as a toddler. “My father was a pediatrician and my mother was a nurse when I was born,” heRead More


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