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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 […]

Are Stem Cells the “Holy Grail” for Relieving Back Pain? Texas Back Institute Doctors Lead a National Trial to Find Out.

A research team from Texas Back Institute will be working on a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) trial to investigate one of the most revolutionary medical treatments in history – the use of stem cells to rejuvenate spinal tissue. The clinic has been involved in numerous important trials including those for artificial disc replacement and scoliosis treatment. What […]

Can Big Data Help Companies Save Money on Healthcare for Employees?

  The buzz around the phrase “Big Data” is loud and getting louder. As technology’s capacity to capture, store and analyze this data expands, it will affect the way companies treat their employees. What is fascinating to those in charge of managing business enterprises of all sizes is the predictive nature of this Big Data. […]

Doctors Around the World

Last weekend many of our physicians participated in conferences and meetings around the world, teaching and speaking about advancements in spine surgery. Dr. Richard Guyer and Dr. Isador Lieberman, recently traveled to China for the Chinese Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (CAOS) meeting in Beijing. The CAOS serves over 100,000 orthopedic surgeons in China. Dr. Guyer […]

Three Men Who Changed Back Surgery Forever – Part Two “Our biggest disappointment”

As noted in a previous post, the pioneering work done 15 years ago by three spine surgeons at Texas Back Institute on the artificial disc replacement procedure has been nothing short of ground-breaking. The three surgeons responsible for the first artificial disc replacements were Dr. Jack Zigler, Dr. Richard Guyer and Dr. Scott Blumenthal.   As is the case […]

Three Men Who Changed Back Surgery Forever – Part One Why they are still fighting to bring this procedure to more patients!

Breaking new ground in medical technology can be both exhilarating and sobering. On a professional level, it is immensely rewarding to help pioneer new ways of helping patients overcome diseases or injuries which are often debilitating. However, when newer procedures and materials are used, there is very little medical history to support it. Scientific innovation […]

Meet the Former Cop Who Showed His Insurance Company Who’s in Charge

Jack Harris was used to living with pain. His were not just periodic tinges or annoying aches but constant, searing back pain. It started after physical wear and tear of being a Dallas Police officer forced him into early retirement from law enforcement and over the years developed into a full-blown, unrelenting agony, which never […]

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 […]

Affordable Care Act Leads to Innovation

Boutique Medicine Practice Launched at Texas Back Institute The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by the United States Congress and the verification of its constitutionality by the U.S. Supreme Court represent the biggest change in the country’s healthcare system in the past 50 years. This massive overhaul affects every citizen and will fundamentally […]

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 2, 2014, the NFL season […]

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