The Tour de France Has Us Thinking About Cycling

The annual Tour de France is nearing what the French cycling fans might call its denouement. Cycling biggest event started on July 1st  and continues through July 25th  covering 3,663 kilometers. It’s been a tough ride for many of these athletes. With a number of injuries, one wonders about the physical challenges of this sport. We […]

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 […]

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 […]

World Cup Player, Farfan, Suffers a Concussion: What You Should Know for Your Soccer Player

Since its inaugural tournament in 1930, every four years the FIFA World Cup soccer championship has drawn some of the largest audiences for a sporting event around the world. Literally billions of television viewers watch this hyper-competitive spectacle, and the players involved become well-known public figures to fans who might not otherwise have ever heard […]

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 […]

5 Tips to Help You Complete and Compete in the Dallas Marathon

Running is far and away the most popular workout in the United States. Thousands of runners in the Dallas/Fort Worth area participate in the annual Dallas “Turkey Trot” held every year on Thanksgiving morning and the Dallas Marathon, which occurs in December. Since some of these runners will likely tweak their backs while training or […]

Two Players. One Problem. Back Spasm.

Quick talk with Coach #tbt— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) November 20, 2014 The guard heavy lineup, Wear steps up, & a Melo Injury update. @jonahballow’s 5 Takeaways:— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) November 25, 2014 What do these two men have in common? Both are well-conditioned, professional athletes. Both follow a […]

Back Injuries Sideline Olympic Shooter: How Can Hunters Avoid This Injury?

Autumn is prime time for shooting sports and anyone who has spent a morning in a duck or deer blind has likely experienced some back aches and pain from handling a shotgun or rifle during a hunting trip. While this is expected for older men and women who only get out in the field a […]

A Story of Triumph Suitable for the Silver Screen

Film director Carlo Bido is adept at using his medium to tell a dramatic story. However, a real-life drama which included temporary paralysis of his legs and arms led him to waiting room of Texas Back Institute. While there is no script for this story, it does have a Hollywood ending. “I was born to […]

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 to do too much too […]

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