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New Research Points to More Effective Treatment of Facet Joint Pain Among Younger Patients

New research on a common condition among older patients – facet joint pain – has highlighted to the importance of understanding “events” that might cause this condition among younger patients. According to a study conducted at Johns Hopkins University and presented to the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), there is a correlation […]

What are the Cold Hard Facts About Cryotherapy for Pain Relief?

Can plunging one’s entire body into a freezing chamber reduce muscle pain? For the professional athletes and celebrities who have made cryotherapy so popular, the answer is yes. If the media coverage is any indication, extreme cold is very hot. Many athletes, movie stars and other opinion leaders have publicly extolled the benefits of Whole […]

These Doctors are About to be VERY Cold!

Proving they are not afraid of a little ice, cold water being unceremoniously dumped on them, several physicians and friends of Texas Back Institute took the ice bucket challenge bright and early this morning. In doing so, they joined millions of others who are raising awareness about ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). This unusual campaign started innocently enough. […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

  The season of giving thanks is here again and it means different things to different people. For example, if you have young children in your home, you’ve probably had the opportunity to see some pretty fancy examples of the Pilgrim’s pride – some of those big hats they wore or some Native American headdresses […]

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 […]

It’s a Boy!

On the evening of July 22, 2013, the fountains of Trafalger Square in London were gloriously illuminated by blue lights, signifying the heir to the British throne, Prince William, and his wife, Kate Middleton, had given birth to a prince. His Royal Highness, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, came into the world at a […]

Texas Back Institute Doctors voted as D Magazine Best Docs

Every year physicians from all over Dallas and Collin County vote on their peers to become D Magazine’s Best Docs. Texas Back Institute has a long running history of representing some of the Best Doctors in Dallas and Collin counties. D Magazine has just published the 2013 Collin County Best Doctors list. Congratulations to (photo […]

The EMG Study: Is This Ongoing Pain After Spine Surgery Due to Nerve Damage?

The EMG Study As featured on Spine-Health.com. Dr. Patel is a physiatrist and treats patients suffering from neck and back pain. Contributed by Nayan Patel, MD For the spine patient with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, the electrodiagnostic study helps the physician assess for nerve damage coming from the cervical or lumbar spine, as well as evaluate for […]

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