When do you need a neurosurgeon?

When considering a neurosurgeon, many automatically associate the title with a surgeon that operates on the brain. While this is true, neurosurgeons attend to the entirety of the nervous system, which starts in the brain, travels town the spine, and branches outward toward the rest of the body. This means that these neurosurgeons treat leg […]

Do You Need Back Surgery?

At Texas Back Institute, we offer a wide range of back and neck pain treatments. Our medical group is world renowned and recognized as a leader in back treatment because we help our patients get their lives back and rarely involve surgery. In fact, we take such great care to exhaust all non-surgical back pain […]

How This Young Dad Beat Back Pain and Became His Old Self Again

The recent celebration of Labor Day is an annual reminder that the United States economic growth is carried on the backs of the working men and women. Unfortunately, in a literal sense, these backs are often injured by the wear and tear of this work. Whether it is from the manual labor of factories and […]

Spine Nine: Exercises to Help Prevent Back Pain

Aside from the human misery it causes, back pain is extremely expensive. According to the Integrated Benefits Institute, a workforce health and productivity research and measurement organization, “Back pain not only takes a toll on the quality of employees’ lives, but it impacts their productivity at work as well. Nearly one in four employees report […]

Recognizing Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

We have recently covered the details of myelopathy, which is a spine condition that results from compression of the spinal cord. Myelopathy symptoms may cause weakness of the hands and/or legs, problems with walking, balance, and coordination. Additionally, loss of normal bowel, bladder, or sexual function may develop. The condition can also be painless unless […]

Young Adults Take Notice: That Back Pain May be Ankylosing Spondylitis and It is Serious

On any given day, the waiting room of Texas Back Institute is filled with people who are experiencing back pain. In most cases, these patients are over 50 and have age-related causes for their pain, ranging from arthritis, wear and tear from work or other conditions that affect their spine. By and large, back pain is […]

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 9

Day 9: Let’s Get Cracking! Every morning is an early morning with a team breakfast. 6:30 am rolls around, and we all begin to trickle down from our rooms to eat and plan the day in more detail than we did the day before; two fusions were planned for the day on a woman by […]

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 7&8

The weekend: I Guess You Could Call This Days 7 & 8? Saturday morning. Bittersweet as we of Team 1 share our last breakfast together before everyone leaves Dr. Huang and I (Adam) behind to join Team 2 as they go to a conference in South Africa. We recall the events of the week and the […]

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 6

Day 6: That Case Was How Long? A typical morning, as usual. A workout for some, an even earlier morning for others, and sleep for the rest of us. We discuss the plan for the day over breakfast; a challenging and long fusion on a teenage girl named Jacinta, another fusion and decompression in the […]

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 5

Day 5: Where’d that Patient Go? As a premed student, there isn’t much I (Adam) can do in the operating room, but I’ve found other things to do. Taking notes on patients and keeping electronic copies of their records on a laptop, keeping track of possible surgical candidates, and probably the most important thing, keeping […]

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