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August 8, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Dr. Isador Lieberman: A Pioneer of Robotic Surgery Looks to the Future

In a remarkable “sign of the times” for surgery, the Senhance robot recently became the first new robotic surgical system to receive FDA approval since 2000. According to an article in “Health Care Business,” during the procedure, “the surgeon sits in an ergonomically comfortable position and can see inside the patient’s…

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August 8, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Are Stem Cells the “Holy Grail” for Relieving Back Pain? Texas Back Institute Doctors Lead a National Trial to Find Out.

A research team from Texas Back Institute will be working on a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) trial to investigate one of the most revolutionary medical treatments in history – the use of stem cells to rejuvenate spinal tissue. The clinic has been involved in numerous important trials including those for…

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August 8, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Sciatica: What You Should Know About its Causes and Treatment

Not all back pain is alike. Even though it may seem to be occurring in the same area of the body, understanding the type of back pain is more important for its treatment than knowing where it seems to emanate. Such is the case with pain that will often start…

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August 8, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

New Research: An Imaging Biomarker Could Change Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease

There is promising news for millions of patients who suffer from lower back pain and disability caused by degenerative disc disease. Researchers in Hong Kong recently published their findings in the medical journal Spine. They found a novel imaging biomarker that seems to correlate to degenerative disc disease and lower…

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August 8, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Is There a Link Between Heart Disease and Back Pain?

Happy New Year! What are your New Year’s resolutions? Do they include quitting smoking or obtaining better control of your diabetes and cholesterol? While most of us know that smoking, diabetes and high cholesterol puts you at an increased risk for a heart attack or stroke, did you know they…

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August 14, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019 – Days 1 and 2

Arrival in Uganda! August 9 and 10, 2019 Day 1 and 2   After a long two days, Team 1 has finally arrived at the Lake View Hotel in Mbarara, (mostly) in one piece. On this team is Dr. Mark Kayanja, Dr. Nathaniel Schaffer, Jason Ash, scrub technician, Ashlee Gentile,…

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August 22, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019 Day 11

It’s Go Time… Again! August 19, 2019 Day 11   This morning started with a 5:15am wake-up call for those that wanted to do some Pilates led by Dr. Lieberman. Or some extra sleep for the others. We all met up for a good breakfast at 6:30 before heading out…

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August 15, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019 – Day 3

Team No Sleep August 11, 2019 Day 3  We arrived at the hotel this morning at 7am and hit the ground running (or maybe it was more like jogging, due to the iffy sleep quality these past few days). We started with a big breakfast to last us all day…

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August 16, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019 – Day 4

What number patient is this again? August 12, 2019 Day 4 Today started with a wake-up call of 6am and downstairs by 6:45 for breakfast (for most people). We all ate our fill, plus a little more, to keep us full for the busy day ahead of us. After slipping…

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August 19, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019- Day 5

It’s Go Time! August 13, 2019 Day 5   We started the day today with another 6:00am wakeup call, at breakfast by 6:30am. I would say we definitely loaded up for our first day of surgery; French toast, bread, marble cake, potatoes, eggs, we ate it all. We loaded up…

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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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