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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 Life After Back Injuries for These Two Young Golfers?

One of the longest professional sports seasons has started again. The Professional Golf Association (PGA) is back in full swing, and several of the “young guns” in the PGA are trying to come back from debilitating injuries. Rory McIlroy and Jason Day experienced back injuries that ended their season last year, and this year they […]

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 […]

An Artificial Vertebra is “Printed” and Implanted in Youngster in China

What Does This Mean for the Future of Medical Innovation in the U.S.? Dr. Isador Lieberman, an expert on spine surgery at Texas Back Institute, did not hesitate when he was asked if the news of the first 3-D printed vertebra occurring in China surprised him. “Absolutely not,” he said. “China has great doctors, outstanding […]

Patient Profile: Celeste Reynolds Gets Her Life Back

“I had lower back pain for years and finally one day I decided to do something about it,” said Celeste Reynolds. “I waited for two years after my surgery to share this information because I really wanted to make sure what I am saying is the truth about the surgeons and staff at Texas Back […]

Neck Surgery Ends Texas Ranger Prince Fielder’s Season

  Why His Decision Might Impact You Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder, who came to the club in a much discussed trade for longtime Ranger and All-Star Ian Kinsler in the offseason, is done for the year. According to ESPNDallas.com and other sports media, he had cervical fusion of the C5/6 discs in his neck on May […]

A Story of Triumph Suitable for the Silver Screen

Film director Carlo Bido is adept at using his medium to tell a dramatic story. However, a real-life drama which included temporary paralysis of his legs and arms led him to waiting room of Texas Back Institute. While there is no script for this story, it does have a Hollywood ending. “I was born to […]

Texas Back Institute Sponsors Second Annual Spine Business Summit

 The practice of specialty medicine is changing rapidly and as the healthcare industry shifts from “volume” to “value,” organizing spine care patients into an integrated, comprehensive service line is more important than ever. As a part of its commitment to enhancing the delivery of spine care throughout the United States, Texas Back Institute was pleased […]

Artificial Disc Replacement: Making Real Iron Men and Women

The movie smash hit of the summer is Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and its popularity can be explained on several different levels. The “superhero” in this blockbuster flick is both physically and emotionally scarred, so in many ways, he’s just like you and me. Plus, the action and special effects are non-stop. This science fiction, […]

The Kentucky Derby Encourages More Horse Lovers to Saddle Up

Each year, on the first Saturday in May, horse lovers and sports fans turn their rapt attention to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky for the “fastest two minutes in sports.” Since its beginning in 1875, The Kentucky Derby has run consecutively each year and has become the premier event in thoroughbred horse racing. Because of […]

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