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August 8, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Is There a Link Between Heart Disease and Back Pain?

Happy New Year! What are your New Year’s resolutions? Do they include quitting smoking or obtaining better control of your diabetes and cholesterol? While most of us know that smoking, diabetes and high cholesterol puts you at an increased risk for a heart attack or stroke, did you know they…

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September 2, 2020 | Phillip Slaughter

Dr. Peter Derman Exercises with Family at Home During Pandemic

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…

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March 16, 2020 | Texas Back Institute

Concern About Concussions at the Draft Combine: What NFL Players Have Taught Us

Every year, the National Football League (NFL) stages its annual “Draft Combine,” where highly regarded college players undergo medical examinations and perform drills for teams that might consider drafting them in the spring. This week-long event also serves as an opportunity for league officials and medical specialists to update the teams…

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April 10, 2020 | Texas Back Institute

Leadership in Difficult Times

During this COVID crisis it is good to see people step up to be true leaders in their surroundings.  Whether at home, work, or in one’s community, people are looking for those who are willing to take a leadership role to help navigate these uncharted waters. Leaders are typically people…

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September 2, 2020 | Phillip Slaughter

What is Telemedicine?

What is Telemedicine? Dr. Sheena Bhuva Explains What Telemedicine is and how it can help patients near and far. During this pandemic many leading medical practices have been able to treat patients remotely through the use of telemedicine. Telemedicine and virtual doctor appointments are not brand new, and the elements…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Recognizing Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

We have recently covered the details of myelopathy, which is a spine condition that results from compression of the spinal cord. Myelopathy symptoms may cause weakness of the hands and/or legs, problems with walking, balance, and coordination. Additionally, loss of normal bowel, bladder, or sexual function may develop. The condition…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Can Big Data Help Companies Save Money on Healthcare for Employees?

  The buzz around the phrase “Big Data” is loud and getting louder. As technology’s capacity to capture, store and analyze this data expands, it will affect the way companies treat their employees. What is fascinating to those in charge of managing business enterprises of all sizes is the predictive…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Best Doctors in Dallas and Collin County-D Magazine Best Doctors

Best Doctors in Dallas and Collin County voted by D Magazine – D Magazine Best Doctors Over the last 39 years the doctors at Texas Back Institute have been recognized for their contributions and excellence in spine care by patients, colleagues and medical institutions. They have pioneered minimally invasive and…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Here’s how and Why You Should be Actively Involved in Your Healthcare and Health Records

For the past several years, most medical practices have invested in technology to enable the transfer and storage of their patient’s health records into an electronic format. This effort, “encouraged” by the large healthcare payers was instigated to make the record-keeping more efficient. It was also seen as a way…

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