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What is a Lumbar Herniated Disc?

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You have probably heard of or even experienced a herniated disc. It’s one of the most common spine conditions. In fact many people have small herniated discs and don’t know it. But, for some people, the experience of pain and numbness that radiates down their legs is caused by a herniated disc. What is a […]

Safety in Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic at Texas Back Institute

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Is spine surgery safe during the pandemic? Dr. Peter Derman and Dr. Rey Bosita talk about the precautions taken in the operating room during the pandemic. Many people have asked if surgery is safe during the pandemic. Every patient undergoing surgery is required to have a COVID test an asked to self quarantine in the […]

Dr. Peter Derman Exercises with Family at Home During Pandemic

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Dr. Peter Derman, Minimally invasive Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute uses exercise with his family to help stay fit, healthy, and maintain good mental health and clarity during the pandemic. Dr. Derman suggests finding a good workout program online for your fitness ability, or work with your physical therapist to develop an at home […]

Sleep Tips for Avoiding Neck and Back Pain

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Written by Peter B. Derman, MD, MBA The average person spends about a third of their lifetime in bed. For those suffering from neck and back pain, optimizing sleep characteristics may be a way to alleviate symptoms. There is an abundance of information available recommending various sleep positions or products, but much of this is […]

Should You Try CBD for Spine Issues?

Written by Dr. Peter Derman Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a substance derived from the Cannabis plant that has recently exploded in popularity as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. Patients frequently ask me about the safety and purported benefits of CBD for spine-related issues. Read on for a synopsis of what you should […]

10 Tips for Avoiding Spine Injuries from CrossFit Training

CrossFit enthusiasts are intense in their pursuit of intense physical regimen which can lead to back injuries. CrossFit is arguably the largest fitness trend in the world, with more than 13,000 affiliated gyms. Because of its rigorous exercises, CrossFit can be dangerous to the spine health of participants.  However, it doesn’t have to be. Spine […]

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