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Protect Your Spine During Swimming and Diving This Summer

In the warm weather months, more than just fish are jumping. People are diving and swimming in the ocean, lakes, and pools and, when proper safety practices are not used, accidents can happen. Injuries to the neck and back occur with great regularity every summer and the spine specialists at Texas Back Institute are all […]

What Chicago Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo Can Teach Business Travelers about the Dangers of a Bad Mattress

Dr. Rey Bosita has a full-time job. He is a world-class spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute. He also has a part-time calling. He’s a Major League Baseball nut. His knowledge of the game’s trivia is legendary. He can quote obscure statistics, cite hitting tendencies that only veteran scouts would know and has an unending appreciation […]

Small Screens can Cause Big Problems. Here are 4 Ways to Prevent Text Neck.

Since the term “text neck” was coined by a Florida chiropractor and discussed by spine surgeons at Texas Back Institute several years ago, it has made it to the lexicon of parents and physicians. This condition is defined as an “overuse syndrome” involving the head, neck, and shoulders, usually resulting from excessive strain on the spine […]

A Texas Back Institute Holiday Story: How to Save Your Back for the Holidays!

T’was a few days before Christmas and all through clinic, TBI’s waiting room was packed with lots of patients in it. It looked like bad weather would surely arrive. The weatherman said it might be difficult to drive.   Then all of a sudden, the office turned dark. The lights had stopped working, no electricity, […]

Is Back Pain Causing You to Lose Sleep? Here’s How to Get the Rest You Need.

Greater than one-third of the population in the United States experiences short-term or chronic back pain. While this pain can vary in its level of acuteness, when it’s bedtime, it can cause wakefulness and wreak havoc on a person’s energy level and overall health. Dr. Rey Bosita,  a spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute notes that […]

How to Avoid (Some of) the Pain and Grab the Gain of CrossFit Training

One of the fastest-growing physical fitness programs in the world is CrossFit. Developed by Greg Glassman and his wife Lauren, the first CrossFit gym opened in 2000. Since then, the organization has grown to more than 13,000 affiliated gyms, over half of which are located in the U.S. The reasons for the rabid popularity of […]

Play Ball! But Don’t Over Do It.

This is the time of year when the bats are swinging, the baseballs are flying and the boys and girls of summer are at least thinking of the words to the world’s best baseball song… “Put me in coach. I’m ready to play. Today.”~ John Fogerty, Centerfield As the official spine surgeons for the Frisco RoughRiders, […]

What Caused This Astronaut to Grow Taller While Living in Space?

One of the objectives of a recent trip into space was to determine the long-range effect on “the mind, body and spirit” of the travelers into this last frontier. The agency which supervises all government-sponsored trips into space – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – recently announced the safe return of astronaut Scott Kelly who had spent the last year living in the Space Station. […]

Text Neck is More than a Cute Term. Its Seriously Painful

The holiday season has come and gone, and many children and adults were the lucky recipients of a hand-held electronic device. Since their introduction only a few years ago, smartphones, tablets, e-readers and even the decidedly less-cool laptops have become a multi-billion dollar a year product category. Everyone, it seems, has one. This has resulted […]

Tips to Avoid the Pain of Going Back to School

The sweltering heat of the “dog days of summer,” combined with the bored faces of the kids in the family can only mean one thing: summer is just about over and it’s time for the youngsters to get ready to go back to school. This can be an exciting time for both older, college-age kids […]

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