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Phillip Slaughter

July 2, 2024 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2024 – Daily Updates: Day 1-3

Day 1: After months of meticulous planning and packing, the day had finally arrived for our team to head to Uganda. Part of our team, including spine surgeons Dr. Isador Lieberman, Dr. Michael Hisey, spine fellow Dr. Kalin Fisher, and general surgeon/research associate Dr. Stanley Kisinde from Texas Back Institute…

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November 4, 2021 | Phillip Slaughter

Spine Specialist Training and the Martial Arts – What do they have in common?

Some may argue on the surface they don’t have much in common, as martial arts are typically used for self-defense or attack, whereas medicine is used to heal and care for patients. But, when talking with Dr. Jessica Shellock, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Dr. Sheena Bhuva, Physiatrist, about their life…

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August 6, 2021 | Phillip Slaughter

Expanding Our Spine and Brain Care In McKinney by Dr. Alexander Satin

The expression “time flies” seems cliché until you actually experience it. Dr. Jessica Shellock and I expanded our orthopedic spine surgery practices to McKinney from existing Texas Back Institute locations in Plano and Frisco locations last summer.  While there have been some challenges along the way – COVID, winter storm…

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July 29, 2021 | Phillip Slaughter

Core Strength For Your Spine Health

Did you know if done incorrectly, sit-ups could hurt your spine? Dr. Michael Duffy, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute, talks about sit-ups, planks, side blanks, balance balls, and other core strengthening dos and don’ts. “When it comes to sit-ups in general, it’s really important that you have a…

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January 28, 2021 | Phillip Slaughter

What is a Lumbar Herniated Disc?

You have probably heard of or even experienced a herniated disc. It’s one of the most common spine conditions. In fact many people have small herniated discs and don’t know it. But, for some people, the experience of pain and numbness that radiates down their legs is caused by a…

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December 7, 2020 | Phillip Slaughter

From Forced Retirement To Working On The Ranch

Federal agent, forced to retire, Keith Fletcher is back working on his ranch after spine surgery with Dr. Blake Staub. Keith battled a life long struggle with Scoliosis. In his 50s Keith started to experience more pain from his spine condition which progressed into a debilitating back pain forcing him…

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September 21, 2020 | Phillip Slaughter

What is Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation?

What is Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation or Physiatry? Dr. Sheena Bhuva, Physiatrist at Texas Back Institute talks about specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and how conservative care is an important part of the medical team at Texas Back Institute. Physiatrists diagnose and manage neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Sheena…

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September 21, 2020 | Phillip Slaughter

Should Spine Surgeons Offer Telemedicine?

Dr. Rajesh Arakal, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute, talks about telemedicine and the frequently asked question, can/should spine surgeons provide telemedicine? Telemedicine has grown and evolved since the start of the pandemic. Spine surgeons are able utilize technology for the safety of their patients. Talking to a patient,…

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September 21, 2020 | Phillip Slaughter

Types of Spinal Injections

Dr. Craig Lankford, Physiatrist at Texas Back Institute shares quick facts about spine injections. Did you know, some spine injections are done in the clinic, while others are done in an outpatient facility. Injections performed in the outpatient setting require x-ray guidance to maintain accurate placement of the injection. Some…

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September 21, 2020 | Phillip Slaughter

How To Check For Scoliosis At Home

Dr. Isador Lieberman, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute talks about scoliosis and how to determine if you have scoliosis. Definition: Scoliosis is a sideways bend and rotation of the spine. Scoliosis can progress in children or teenagers as they grow, or in adults can progress from age related…

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