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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

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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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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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

How to Avoid (Some of) the Pain and Grab the Gain of CrossFit Training

One of the fastest-growing physical fitness programs in the world is CrossFit. Developed by Greg Glassman and his wife Lauren, the first CrossFit gym opened in 2000. Since then, the organization has grown to more than 13,000 affiliated gyms, over half of which are located in the U.S. The reasons…

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May 31, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

World Cup Player, Farfan, Suffers a Concussion: What You Should Know for Your Soccer Player

Since its inaugural tournament in 1930, every four years the FIFA World Cup soccer championship has drawn some of the largest audiences for a sporting event around the world. Literally billions of television viewers watch this hyper-competitive spectacle, and the players involved become well-known public figures to fans who might…

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