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Revolutionizing Spine Care…Changing Lives

Dr. Block

April 17, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

The Many Ways Your State of Mind Can Affect Your Success with Spine Surgery

Can a patient’s optimism result in better surgical outcomes? And conversely, is it more likely a patient who is demoralized will have more post-operative challenges? Dr. Andrew Block, a psychologist at Texas Back Institute, is certain that the answer to both of these questions is yes. This is not based…

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September 2, 2020 | Phillip Slaughter

Coping With Stress During Coronavirus

Dr. Andrew Block, a Clinical Health Psychologist at Texas Back Institute, shares some insights on how to cope with stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Do You Have Clean Pain or Dirty Pain?

To find out, read on. For something so common, pain is amazingly complicated. The International Association for the Study of Pain’s widely used definition states: “Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” This unpleasant experience…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

The Psychology of Spine Surgery

Dr. Andrew Block, a clinical psychologist at Texas Back Institute shares his commentary on the psychology of spine surgery.  This was recently featured in Spinal News International. Spine surgery is under attack in the popular media. For example, a recent issue of Consumer Reports identified spine surgery as number 1…

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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Fantasy Football and the Dream Team at Texas Back Institute

For anyone who is an avid sports fan, this is a great time of year. The baseball pennant races are full-bore, the college football season has kicked off and the 94th season of the National Football League (NFL) begins on Thursday night, September 5, 2013. Six months later, on February…

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