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Revolutionizing Spine Care…Changing Lives

September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Keep Calm and Cheer On…How to Keep our Cheerleaders OK!

Many may think the safest place for athletes is on the sidelines, however, studies show this isn’t necessarily true anymore.  In the 29th Annual CATASTROPHIC SPORTS INJURY RESEARCH report high school cheerleading is accounted for 64.8% of injuries to female athletes and 70.6% at the college level.  Many attribute this high injury…

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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

  The past two months have been the most humbling and exhilarating experiences of my life. As you may have seen in several media stories, hundreds of social media posts and two posts in this blog space, I was honored to be given the opportunity to perform spine surgery on…

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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Celebrating Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day! Many people have their own way of celebrating, whether it be with a significant other, friends and family, or having some alone time. At Texas Back Institute the billing department in the Plano Clinic has their annual Valentine Box Decorating Contest. This year the competition was steep,…

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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Dr. Belanger Brings his Expertise in Spine Care to Ethiopia

Dr. Ted Belanger, one of Texas Back Institute’s orthopedic spine surgeons, is currently in Ethiopia where his is treating patients suffering from spinal conditions. Dr. Belanger will be sharing stories with us throughout his trip. Below is his first blog entry! Day 1: 3/18/2013 Arrived safe and sound this morning…

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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Facet Joint Pain After Spine Surgery

Facet Joint Pain Recently Spine-Health.com featured the blog post below by Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, co-founder and orthopedic spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute. Facet Joint Pain after Spine Surgery The facet joints are two small joints in the back of the spine, on the left and right sides, at each…

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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Fantasy Football and the Dream Team at Texas Back Institute

For anyone who is an avid sports fan, this is a great time of year. The baseball pennant races are full-bore, the college football season has kicked off and the 94th season of the National Football League (NFL) begins on Thursday night, September 5, 2013. Six months later, on February…

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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Orthopedics This Week

We are very proud to be Texas Back Institute especially this week!  On a day to day basis each member of our team makes a difference in our patients lives.  It can be something as small as reassuring a patient that their injury should heal on it’s own in time or…

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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Spine Mission

Uganda Spine Mission Day 5 By Erin Sadler Day 5 – Finding Our Stride Today was another day of surgery at both Mulago and Case Hospitals. The team at Mulago came up with a strategy the previous evening to try to circumvent the resistance of the Mulago staff from doing two cases in one day….

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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Mission Days 6-8

DAYS 6-8 – Friday-Sunday August 18-20: At the end of this long week, these three mystical days seemed to blend together into one. On the spinal side of things, the mission team split up so some could stay for the surgery on I.K., a 64 years-young female patient who was…

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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Mission Day 3

Day 3- August 16th The morning began with a trip to the warehouse where tens of thousands of dollars of medical supplies were waiting for us. VeAhavta, a humanitarian organization based out of Toronto, organized and delivered a 40-foot container also containing 200 Kinder Kits, bags of school supplies for our spine…

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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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