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Robotics Surgery for Spine Cancer Gives Adrianna Her Life Back

Adrianna Mogollon seemed like a happy and healthy young woman, with her entire life ahead of her. She had a loving family, a passion for snowboarding and a zest for life. Everything seemed great until it didn’t. After the sharp back pains became too much for her to endure, she made an appointment to see […]

A Mother’s Letter: Heartfelt Thanks for a Miracle in Helping My Son with His Broken Back and Spinal Cord Injury!

Anyone who has children knows just how precious they are. When misfortunes occur and a child’s life is threatened, every parent fervently prays for a miracle.  In the case of an Oklahoma mother, that miracle came in the form of a highly skilled, orthopedic surgeon – Dr. Rajesh Arakal of Texas Back Institute. Years of study, […]

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 back. It literally took his […]

Is There a Link Between Heart Disease and Back Pain?

Happy New Year! What are your New Year’s resolutions? Do they include quitting smoking or obtaining better control of your diabetes and cholesterol? While most of us know that smoking, diabetes and high cholesterol puts you at an increased risk for a heart attack or stroke, did you know they can also affect your spine […]

Dr. Sheena Bhuva Discusses New Research on Physical Therapy for Back Pain: It Saves Time, Money and Reduces the Need for Opioids

With its international reputation for clinical excellence and cutting-edge spinal research, Plano-based Texas Back Institute draws the best and the brightest of spine specialists from all over the United States. In some cases, these gifted physicians come from “just up the road.” Such is the case with one of the newest members of the TBI […]

The Latest Addition to the Texas Back Institute Surgical Team – Dr. Thomas Kosztowski – Explains the 8 Causes of Neck Pain

The talent pool at Texas Back Institute is deeper and wider with the recent addition of neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas Kosztowski. He received his Medical Degree and did his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. While there, Dr. Kosztowski completed a Complex Spine Fellowship followed by a Post-Graduate Spine Fellowship at Brown University Rhode Island Hospital. Since 2013, he […]

Sciatica: What You Should Know About its Causes and Treatment

Not all back pain is alike. Even though it may seem to be occurring in the same area of the body, understanding the type of back pain is more important for its treatment than knowing where it seems to emanate. Such is the case with pain that will often start in the lower back and […]

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Day 4

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Day 4: Murphy Strikes Breakfast was like the calm before the storm; no one truly knew what was going to happen, but we knew it would be a busy day. We had planned one instrumentation and fusion and one posterior lumbar instrumentation and fusion for the morning, and occiput (bone at the bottom of your […]

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Day 3

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Day 3: Clinic Queues Another morning, another breakfast, another bus ride to the clinic, however, instead of our usual bus, we had a much more entertaining situation. The previous night, our normal bus driver wasn’t there, so someone else drove us to the hotel. The problem was, the bus we were taking was significantly smaller […]

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Day 2

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Day 2: Exactly how much did we pack? The morning was pretty typical to trips in the past; some got up early and worked out, some took care of emails and everything, and others slept in until the last possible minute before the standard team breakfast, where we’d discuss the tentative plan for the day. […]

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