A Promising New Procedure for Treating Epilepsy

Even though more than 65 million people worldwide and 3 million Americans suffer from epilepsy, a neurological disorder of the brain that causes seizures, very few of them talk about the condition. This suggests the presence of a stigma, dating back to the dawn of modern medicine that is based on a misunderstanding of the […]

The Basics for Understanding Myelopathy

Myelopathy, at its most basic definition, is a disorder of the nervous system, most specifically the spinal cord. It commonly results from the spinal cord being compressed by another condition. Unfortunately, the only way to truly treat severe compression is through decompression surgery. The spinal cord is made up of many nerves that run up […]

What is Radicular Pain?

Neck or back pain is incredibly common. In fact, it is so common that up to 80% of our American population will experience a condition that causes back and neck pain. Sometimes these conditions are caused by an injury, but they are most common in the natural aging process. Radicular pain, also called radiculitis, is […]

Kyphoplasty: A Minimally Invasive and Effective Procedure for Treating Spinal Compression Fractures

Despite dramatic advances in nutrition and physical fitness, osteoporosis, which is low bone density, has millions of older Americans justifiably concerned about the health consequences of accidental falls. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), an estimated 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and an additional 34 million are estimated to have low bone mass, […]

Ethiopia Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 11

Dr. Ted Belanger, Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute has been leading a medical team to Ethiopia for the last several years. Their mission is to help people with severe spinal conditions with the latest in medical technology and techniques. Continue to follow their journey here on our blog. Day 11 Today we were up early […]

Ethiopia Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 10

Dr. Ted Belanger, Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute has been leading a medical team to Ethiopia for the last several years. Their mission is to help people with severe spinal conditions with the latest in medical technology and techniques. Continue to follow their journey here on our blog. Day 10 Today is Dr. Belanger and […]

Ethiopia Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 9

Dr. Ted Belanger, Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute has been leading a medical team to Ethiopia for the last several years. Their mission is to help people with severe spinal conditions with the latest in medical technology and techniques. Continue to follow their journey here on our blog. Day 9 Originally two patients were on […]

Ethiopian Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 8

Dr. Ted Belanger, Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute has been leading a medical team to Ethiopia for the last several years. Their mission is to help people with severe spinal conditions with the latest in medical technology and techniques. Continue to follow their journey here on our blog. Day 8 Another solid 10 hours in […]

Ethiopia Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 7

Dr. Ted Belanger, Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute has been leading a medical team to Ethiopia for the last several years. Their mission is to help people with severe spinal conditions with the latest in medical technology and techniques. Continue to follow their journey here on our blog. Day 7 Another long surgery was planned […]

Ethiopia Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 5

Dr. Ted Belanger, Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute has been leading a medical team to Ethiopia for the last several years. Their mission is to help people with severe spinal conditions with the latest in medical technology and techniques. Continue to follow their journey here on our blog. Day 5 The day started out great […]

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