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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 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 […]

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A Real Horror Story

  The amazing popularity of Halloween suggests people of all ages love to be frightened. There are “haunted houses” in just about every city, ghoulish costumes worn by the very young children while trick or treating and the annual collection of horror films being released a couple of weeks before Halloween. This year’s crop of […]

Avoiding Paralysis from Improper Spine Stimulator Surgery

For anyone reading the April 16, 2014 edition of The Wall Street Journal and contemplating implant surgery for a spinal-cord stimulator, the news was frightening. The headline set the stage: “When Spine Implants Cause Paralysis, Who is to Blame?” According the newspaper’s analysis of adverse-event reports submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and […]

New iFuse Implant System Helped Cara Strickland Become Pain Free

Life can sometimes throw us a curveball and everything changes, almost overnight. Cara Strickland understands this all too well. Cara grew up riding horses. Her passion for this sport is still evident when she speaks about her joy of barrel racing and dressage jumping. She also mastered the gymnastic skills necessary to become a well-regarded […]

World Spine Health Day 2013

Every year on October 16, health leaders from around the world recognize the very human condition of back pain. World Spine Day is an annual reminder of the how prevalent back injuries and disease are in every country in the world, regardless of its level of development, and what measures can be taken to correct […]

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 […]

What Duck Dynasty Can Teach Us about Back Pain

You might say the executives of the A&E cable network were pleased with the premiere of the 2013 season of Duck Dynasty. Actually, it would be more accurate to say they were happy, happy, happy – to borrow a phrase from the patriarch of the Robertson clan!  As USA Today noted, “Wednesday’s episode, which focused […]

The Kentucky Derby Encourages More Horse Lovers to Saddle Up

Each year, on the first Saturday in May, horse lovers and sports fans turn their rapt attention to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky for the “fastest two minutes in sports.” Since its beginning in 1875, The Kentucky Derby has run consecutively each year and has become the premier event in thoroughbred horse racing. Because of […]

Patient of the Month – Denys Kendall

Denys Kendall….Back to Feeling Like a Person! Denys Kendall never thought he would need spine surgery.  He was jumping out of airplanes, serving his country in Iraq and living the life of a true adrenaline junkie.  Denys served in the Army for 4 years, starting off in Special Forces and eventually moving into the First […]

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