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Revolutionizing Spine Care…Changing Lives

April 17, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

How the New Guidelines for Treating Lower Back Pain Will Affect You

The ancient Chinese and Indian healthcare providers who were masters of acupuncture, yoga and Tai chai must surely be smiling in their afterlife. In a report released during the second week of February 2017, the American College of Physicians released new guidelines for dealing with the most common maladies affecting…

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April 17, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

The Many Ways Your State of Mind Can Affect Your Success with Spine Surgery

Can a patient’s optimism result in better surgical outcomes? And conversely, is it more likely a patient who is demoralized will have more post-operative challenges? Dr. Andrew Block, a psychologist at Texas Back Institute, is certain that the answer to both of these questions is yes. This is not based…

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April 17, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Why Air Travel Can be Hazardous to Your Health

Anyone who spends a lot of time on an airplane has a clear understanding of the concept of misery. Except for those lucky travelers who are in “first class,” the other 200 or so people spend the duration of the flight cramped, with little leg room, closely seated next to…

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April 17, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Small Screens can Cause Big Problems. Here are 4 Ways to Prevent Text Neck.

Since the term “text neck” was coined by a Florida chiropractor and discussed by spine surgeons at Texas Back Institute several years ago, it has made it to the lexicon of parents and physicians. This condition is defined as an “overuse syndrome” involving the head, neck, and shoulders, usually resulting from…

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April 4, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Can High-Impact Exercise and Weight Training Counteract the Effects of Osteoporosis?

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 exercises, including weight training, at least twice a week. The researchers who conducted the study found…

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April 4, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Kids and Sports: How to Avoid Spine Injuries

It seems like every week brings news of another young athlete being severely injured or dying from injuries suffered while participating in organized sports. While football is blamed for many of these heart-breaking stories, many participants who are involved in hockey, soccer, gymnastics, lacrosse, and cheerleading have also suffered traumatic…

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April 4, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Here are the 5 things women should do – or not do – to protect their backs!

All of us are likely to experience back pain sometime during our lives. Here’s our Top 5 list of things women should do – or not do – to have a healthier back and neck: Click your high heels less often. Yes, high heels make your legs look great, but…

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Leaders in Advanced Spine Procedures

To find out whether you would benefit from artificial disc surgery, make an appointment to visit Texas Back Institute in the Dallas, TX, area for an evaluation. We always reserve surgery as a last resort, so we’ll seek to relieve pain first through conservative treatments such as physical therapy and pain management. If severe pain persists and it is determined that you would benefit from surgery, we can help you determine whether artificial disc replacement is right for you.

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