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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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February 26, 2018 | Texas Back Institute

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…

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March 25, 2020 | Texas Back Institute

The 20th Anniversary of Artificial Disc Replacement at Texas Back Institute: What This Means for the Future

Anniversaries serve an important function. They allow us to reflect on how far we have come, and where we can still go in the future. This year is the 20th anniversary of the artificial disc replacement procedure being performed at Texas Back Institute and thousands of patients are celebrating with them!…

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September 3, 2020 | Phillip Slaughter

What is Artificial Disc Replacement?

What is Artificial Disc Replacement? Dr. Jessica Shellock, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute explains what Disc Replacement is and how it works. Disc replacement is a motion preserving surgery. Artificial Disc Replacement or Total Disc Replacement is an alternative to spinal fusion surgery. In a spine fusion, the…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

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…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

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….

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Patient of the Month – Veteran: Alex Fender

1st US Service Member to Receive Artificial Disc Celebrates 8 Years Pain-Free He was a U.S. Marine on Active Duty, planning a career as a Naval Aviator, when a herniated disc stopped everything. Alex Fender saw all his plans postponed, then stopped indefinitely, as physicians repeatedly told him that he…

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February 4, 2020 | Texas Back Institute

Choosing the Spine Surgeon Who Is Right for You

Choosing the Spine Surgeon Who Is Right for You. Dr. Scott Blumenthal was the first Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in the US to perform an Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR) surgery. To learn more, Call 1-800-247-2225 to Book an Appointment Now!

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

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…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

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,…

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