Revolutionizing Spine Care…Changing Lives

Dr. Hisey

December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Dr. Michael Hisey Saves Lives In and Out of the Clinic

Dr. Michael Hisey recently had the honor of walking a very special young lady down the aisle to meet her groom. Zoe Jade Phillips is the daughter of Dr. Hisey’s cousin. Dr. Hisey first met Zoe 15 years ago. She was 4 years old. Later that same day, Dr. Hisey…

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August 8, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Sciatica: What You Should Know About its Causes and Treatment

Not all back pain is alike. Even though it may seem to be occurring in the same area of the body, understanding the type of back pain is more important for its treatment than knowing where it seems to emanate. Such is the case with pain that will often start…

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June 11, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Does Your Personal Trainer Have Your Back?

Each year, during the months of January and February the hospital emergency rooms are packed with people who were just trying to get back into shape. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 500,000 workout-related injuries occur each year in the United States. The major causes include people wanting…

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August 2, 2018 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Day 4

Day 4: Murphy Strikes Breakfast was like the calm before the storm; no one truly knew what was going to happen, but we knew it would be a busy day. We had planned one instrumentation and fusion and one posterior lumbar instrumentation and fusion for the morning, and occiput (bone…

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July 27, 2018 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Day 2

Day 2: Exactly how much did we pack? The morning was pretty typical to trips in the past; some got up early and worked out, some took care of emails and everything, and others slept in until the last possible minute before the standard team breakfast, where we’d discuss the…

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July 25, 2018 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Day 1

Day 1: Oh, the places you’ll go After many hours of international air travel, landing us in Doha, Qatar for a night, a majority of team 1 was able to reunite. Attending team 1 was Dr. Isador Lieberman, Dr. Michael Hisey, Dr. Jaime Villerreal, spinal fellow, all from Texas Back…

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March 25, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Kyphoplasty: A Minimally Invasive and Effective Procedure for Treating Spinal Compression Fractures

Despite dramatic advances in nutrition and physical fitness, osteoporosis, which is low bone density, has millions of older Americans justifiably concerned about the health consequences of accidental falls. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), an estimated 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and an additional 34 million are estimated…

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April 17, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

How the New Guidelines for Treating Lower Back Pain Will Affect You

The ancient Chinese and Indian healthcare providers who were masters of acupuncture, yoga and Tai chai must surely be smiling in their afterlife. In a report released during the second week of February 2017, the American College of Physicians released new guidelines for dealing with the most common maladies affecting…

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April 17, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Why Air Travel Can be Hazardous to Your Health

Anyone who spends a lot of time on an airplane has a clear understanding of the concept of misery. Except for those lucky travelers who are in “first class,” the other 200 or so people spend the duration of the flight cramped, with little leg room, closely seated next to…

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April 4, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Kids and Sports: How to Avoid Spine Injuries

It seems like every week brings news of another young athlete being severely injured or dying from injuries suffered while participating in organized sports. While football is blamed for many of these heart-breaking stories, many participants who are involved in hockey, soccer, gymnastics, lacrosse, and cheerleading have also suffered traumatic…

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