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Protect Your Spine During Swimming and Diving This Summer

In the warm weather months, more than just fish are jumping. People are diving and swimming in the ocean, lakes, and pools and, when proper safety practices are not used, accidents can happen. Injuries to the neck and back occur with great regularity every summer and the spine specialists at Texas Back Institute are all […]

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 doesn’t have to be. Spine […]

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 surgery’ associated with it,” said […]

What Chicago Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo Can Teach Business Travelers about the Dangers of a Bad Mattress

Dr. Rey Bosita has a full-time job. He is a world-class spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute. He also has a part-time calling. He’s a Major League Baseball nut. His knowledge of the game’s trivia is legendary. He can quote obscure statistics, cite hitting tendencies that only veteran scouts would know and has an unending appreciation […]

Follow These Four Rules and Avoid Moving Day Back Pain

Pack up all your dishes. Make note of all good wishes. ~Guy Clark The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area is one of the most dynamic in the United States. Large companies such as Toyota are relocating plants and offices to North Texas and smaller, more entrepreneurial companies are sprouting up every day. This business growth is […]

An All-Texan Taekwondo Team to Compete in the Summer Olympics

Olympians from all over the world are competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and American athletes, who come from just about every state, will also be “going for the Gold.” However, with these games, the state of Texas has something (else) to brag about. Every member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic […]

The Other Star in “House of Cards” is a Rowing Machine

Anyone who has watched the Netflix television show “House of Cards”, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, has noticed a piece of exercise equipment which has assumed a prominent position in the program’s plot. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the WaterRower, a rowing machine which has a tire-shaped tank of […]

Why Air Travel Can be Hazardous to Your Health

Anyone who spends a lot of time on an airplane has a clear understanding of the concept of misery. Except for those lucky travelers who are in “first class,” the other 200 or so people spend the duration of the flight cramped, with little leg room, closely seated next to other passengers who are often […]

Tips to Avoid the Pain of Going Back to School

The sweltering heat of the “dog days of summer,” combined with the bored faces of the kids in the family can only mean one thing: summer is just about over and it’s time for the youngsters to get ready to go back to school. This can be an exciting time for both older, college-age kids […]

How Your Favorite Young Baseball Player Can Avoid Painful Back Injuries

The unmistakable sounds of spring are back. Bees are buzzing, mourning doves are sadly singing and the crack of a wooden bat hitting a baseball into the deep outfield are important reminders of just how special this time of year is. The more nostalgic baseball fans among us, smile knowingly when John Fogerty’s iconic tune […]

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