Patient of the Month – Veteran: Alex Fender

1st US Service Member to Receive Artificial Disc Celebrates 8 Years Pain-Free He was a U.S. Marine on Active Duty, planning a career as a Naval Aviator, when a herniated disc stopped everything. Alex Fender saw all his plans postponed, then stopped indefinitely, as physicians repeatedly told him that he would be ‘medically retired’ from […]

Artificial Disc Replacement

Dr. Scott Blumenthal was the first Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in the US to perform an Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR) surgery. This life changing surgery has now helped over 1,400 Texas Back Institute patients. Recently SpineUniverse.com featured a blog post about the history of artificial disc replacement. The History of Artificial Disc Replacement How Long Has […]

Patient of the Month…BW Beasley

BW Beasley…Back to Racquetball! BW Beasley came to the Texas Back Institute after suffering from chronic back pain symptoms for years. Ten years earlier, Mr. Beasley had undergone a microdiscectomy with a different physician which only temporarily relieved his pain. He was anxious for a chance to get back to an unrestricted and active lifestyle, as […]

Maryam Houston….back to being herself

At a dinner party to celebrate her three-month-old daughter’s baptism with family and friends in Texas, Maryam Houston felt pain in her back. Retreating to a bedroom to care for her child, she lost feeling and control of her legs. Fortunately, she got her daughter safely onto a bed before she fell to the floor and […]

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