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! As the first year of […]

Pro Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus Undergoing Experimental Stem Cell Treatment: Here’s What this Means to You

Retired professional golfer Jack Nicklaus is considered one of the best to ever play the game. His college and PGA careers are nothing short of legendary. As a student at Ohio State University, he won the U.S. Amateur title in 1959 and 1961, as well as the NCAA Championship in ’61. Golf professionals realized they […]

Texas Back Institute: With 40 Years of Innovation, Here are 6 that Changed Spine Care Forever

The world has certainly changed a great deal in the past 40 years. Here’s a brief look back. In 1977, Jimmy Carter became President of the United States, and on his second day in office, he pardoned all evaders of the Vietnam War draft. The entertainment media was all aflutter in 1977 as the first […]

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, […]

The Texas Back Institute Research Foundation Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation

Over the past 35 years, Texas Back Institute has received world-wide recognition for excellence and innovation in spine surgery and treatment. Some of the best and brightest orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons have joined the practice and, through their efforts, transformed the lives of thousands of patients. Not long after the establishment of the TBI practice, […]

Can High-Impact Exercise and Weight Training Counteract the Effects of Osteoporosis?

In order to maintain bone density, post-menopausal women with the pre-osteoporosis condition known as osteopenia have a new challenge: making time for regularly scheduled, vigorous exercise. A new study recommends this group participate in high-impact exercises, including weight training, at least twice a week. The researchers who conducted the study found the results “disillusioning” because “older […]

A Revolutionary Advance in MRI Technology Comes to Texas Back Institute

In the history of medicine, there are very few diagnostic procedures which have had the impact of magnetic resonance imaging, more commonly known as MRI. The MRI scanners use magnetic fields, radio waves and field gradients to form images of the anatomy and they are capable of revealing the physiological properties of the body, including […]

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 […]

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