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Revolutionizing Spine Care…Changing Lives

November 4, 2021 | Phillip Slaughter

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 dos and don’ts of core strengthening. “When it comes to sit-ups in general, it’s really important that…

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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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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Play Ball! But Don’t Over Do It.

This is the time of year when the bats are swinging, the baseballs are flying and the boys and girls of summer are at least thinking of the words to the world’s best baseball song… “Put me in coach. I’m ready to play. Today.”~ John Fogerty, Centerfield As the official spine…

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May 30, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Dr. Jack Zigler Named 2019 ISASS President

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Jack Zigler, MD is now serving as President of ISASS (International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery) for the 2019/2020 year.  ISASS started in 2001, and is the only Society dedicated exclusively to the surgical care of the spine, and managed exclusively by spine surgeons.  The…

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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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