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 […]

Ethiopia Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 3

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 3 – 5/20/17   Today, […]

Ethiopian Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 2

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 2 – 5/19/2017 Today was a […]

Ethiopia Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 1

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 1 – 5/18/2017 After 36 hours […]

A Modern Day Good Samaritan Survives a Brutal Accident and Returns to the Field in Triumph

Dallas has had more than its fair share of notorious professional athletes. Stories of late night mayhem featuring high profile sports figures are all too common, to the point where fans have joked about having difficulty telling the difference between the sports page and the police blotter. Ryan Hollingshead, who plays professional soccer for the […]

It’s Never too Late to Get Strong and Healthy

During the past century, the dramatic increase in the average lifespan has been remarkable. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) notes, “Although most babies born in 1900 did not live past age 50, life expectancy at birth now exceeds 83 years in Japan—the current leader—and is at least 81 years in several other countries.” This […]

The Power Swing: Why it’s Causing Severe Back Injuries and Ending the Careers of Young Golfers

The world’s top-ranked professional golfer is Jason Day. He is just 29 years old, 12 years younger than his mentor Tiger Woods, and may be nearing the end of his career due to a golf swing that is taking its physical toll on his back. Woods’ history of back injuries has been extensively chronicled, and […]

Breakthrough Medicine: How Epilepsy, Stroke, Migraines and other Chronic Conditions can be Treated Without Drugs

There are at least two problems associated with using drugs to treat neurological disorders such as migraine headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy and strokes. First, some of these drugs often have significant negative side effects, and second, they can be ineffective. Recently, a new treatment for these conditions has been explored and reported on in both […]

How the New Guidelines for Treating Lower Back Pain Will Affect You

The ancient Chinese and Indian healthcare providers who were masters of acupuncture, yoga and tai chai must surely be smiling in their afterlife. In a report released during the second week of February 2017, the American College of Physicians released new guidelines for dealing with the most common maladies affecting modern mankind – lower back […]

An Update on the Ethiopian Twins: Their Miraculous Medical Transformation Continues

The lives of two twin brothers from Ethiopia were changed forever in December 2016. Tamirat and Markos Bogale both suffered from a debilitating spine disease called scoliosis. With the help of many organizations in Africa and America, they were transported to Plano, Texas and put in the hands of Texas Back Institute spine surgeon Dr. […]

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