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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

The Brain Trust at Texas Back Institute is Growing- Welcome Neurosurgeon Akwasi Boah

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…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Dr. Michael Hisey Saves Lives In and Out of the Clinic

Dr. Michael Hisey recently had the honor of walking a very special young lady down the aisle to meet her groom. Zoe Jade Phillips is the daughter of Dr. Hisey’s cousin. Dr. Hisey first met Zoe 15 years ago. She was 4 years old. Later that same day, Dr. Hisey…

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May 31, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: Its Causes and Treatment

While the medical condition known as “failed back surgery syndrome” is a legitimate orthopedic diagnosis that results in chronic pain for the patient experiencing it, the condition is somewhat confusing. “Spine surgery is possibly the only field of medicine that has the dubious distinction of having a diagnosis called ‘failed…

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May 31, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Are You Taking Too Much Ibuprofen for Your Constant Pain? The Answer is Most Likely “Yes”

Whether it is chronic or acute, pain affects the quality of life of millions of Americans every day. Pain varies in severity, based on its cause and other factors. It is felt when special nerves that detect tissue damage send signals to transmit information about the damage along the spinal cord…

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May 30, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Everything You Need to Know About the 8 Common Causes of Neck Pain Affecting Millions of Americans

The 8 Common Causes of Neck Pain #1 Degeneration of Discs and Bones Due to Wear and Tear Gradual wear and tear may cause pain in the neck. The vertebrae and discs in the neck will wear down with age and, as they degenerate, someone may experience chronic, or persistent,…

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May 30, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

All-Pro Center for the Dallas Cowboys, Travis Frederick, Diagnosed with a Rare Nerve Disease. What Does This Mean for You?

Professional football coaches, players and, especially fans, are fascinated by statistics. Here’s one from “Pro Football Reference” that causes concern among neurosurgeons: On average, each team runs between 67 and 84 offensive plays each game. While “skill” players such as wide receivers and quarterbacks take a few (five or so)…

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May 30, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

A Ruptured Disc and an Inspiring Story of Recovery from a Marathon Runner and Tri-Athlete

Trey Rutherford is 31 years old. He is a husband and father and, as a marathon runner, tri-athlete, avid golfer and soccer player, was in excellent shape. One morning after a run, this seemingly healthy and active athlete experienced the most excruciating pain he had ever felt in his lower…

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May 30, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

10 Tips for Avoiding Spine Injuries from CrossFit Training

CrossFit enthusiasts are intense in their pursuit of intense physical regimen which can lead to back injuries. CrossFit is arguably the largest fitness trend in the world, with more than 13,000 affiliated gyms. Because of its rigorous exercises, CrossFit can be dangerous to the spine health of participants.  However, it…

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May 30, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Dr. Sheena Bhuva Discusses New Research on Physical Therapy for Back Pain: It Saves Time, Money and Reduces the Need for Opioids

With its international reputation for clinical excellence and cutting-edge spinal research, Plano-based Texas Back Institute draws the best and the brightest of spine specialists from all over the United States. In some cases, these gifted physicians come from “just up the road.” Such is the case with one of the…

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May 30, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Does Opioid Treatment Safely Eliminate Acute and Chronic Pain? New Research Suggests It Might Not!

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. ~ Aristotle By the time Greek philosopher Aristotle (384 B.C. – 322 B.C.) made this observation, physicians were already using opioids to treat pain. Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician known as the “father of medicine”, had…

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