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Baby Boomer Health: Is “Use it or Lose it” the Best Strategy?

If you were born between 1946 and 1964, congratulations! You’re a part of the most discussed demographic group in history. You’re a part of the most socially active, wealthiest and physically fit generation in history. By the sheer weight of your numbers, you have changed the world to fit your view of it. You are […]

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 […]

Patient of the Month: Keith Roberts

Two years ago, Keith Roberts was relocating his office. He began to feel immediate pain in his lower back after lifting a table. The pain became progressively worse from that point. His doctor told him it was just a sprain, but he soon learned more about his diagnosis.  After a regimen including rest and anti-inflammatory […]

Keep Calm and Cheer On…How to Keep our Cheerleaders OK!

Many may think the safest place for athletes is on the sidelines, however, studies show this isn’t necessarily true anymore.  In the 29th Annual CATASTROPHIC SPORTS INJURY RESEARCH report high school cheerleading is accounted for 64.8% of injuries to female athletes and 70.6% at the college level.  Many attribute this high injury rate with an increase in […]

Weight Gain Causing Your Back Pain???

 Back Pain Weighing you Down? Dr. Rey Bosita, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute weights in on weight gain and back pain.  Could extra weight be to blame for your back pain?  According to a study published by the American Obesity Association, probably so.  The same study found nearly one-third of Americans are severely […]

5 Tips from Physical Therapy

Jason Brewton, Director of Physical Therapy at Texas Back Institute, shares 5 tips for protecting your back! 1)  The 20:20 rule: For every 20 minutes you sit, get up and move around for 20 seconds.  2)  Flex the hips and knees, not the lower back, when doing functional activities like brushing your teeth, sweeping, vacuuming, or […]

Walk Away from Back Pain

Can you help protect your back by a regular walking routine? Back pain is one of the leading causes of missed work, and chronic back pain is something many people must cope with every day. Back pain can be excruciating, debilitating, and in some cases, even disabling. For many back pain sufferers, the types of exercise and […]

Here are the 5 things women should do – or not do – to protect their backs!

All of us are likely to experience back pain sometime during our lives. Here’s our Top 5 list of things women should do – or not do – to have a healthier back and neck: Click your high heels less often. Yes, high heels make your legs look great, but they also unnaturally position your […]

Uganda Mission Day 9

DAY 9 – Monday August 22nd: Monday morning started with shock and awe.  Throughout the week Skumolski and Lieberman, like a Swiss train consistently opened the gym at exactly 5:30 am for their workouts.  Occasionally Brian and Ilalov would wake early enough to get there as well.  This morning however the exercise addicted duo were […]

How to Avoid Injury while Golfing

 Dr. Michael Duffy, our orthopedic spine surgeon in Mansfield, took some time out of his practice on Tuesday to talk with Chris Flanagan from Good Morning Texas about how to avoid injuring your back pain when golf. Dr. Duffy actually played golf in college so this type of segment was right up his alley! Dr. Duffy […]

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