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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 can also affect your spine […]

Dr. Sheena Bhuva Discusses New Research on Physical Therapy for Back Pain: It Saves Time, Money and Reduces the Need for Opioids

With its international reputation for clinical excellence and cutting-edge spinal research, Plano-based Texas Back Institute draws the best and the brightest of spine specialists from all over the United States. In some cases, these gifted physicians come from “just up the road.” Such is the case with one of the newest members of the TBI […]

Dr. Isador Lieberman: A Pioneer of Robotic Surgery Looks to the Future

In a remarkable “sign of the times” for surgery, the Senhance robot recently became the first new robotic surgical system to receive FDA approval since 2000. According to an article in “Health Care Business,” during the procedure, “the surgeon sits in an ergonomically comfortable position and can see inside the patient’s body via 3D visualization. Senhance’s […]

How Technology is Changing Patient Education Resulting in Peace of Mind and Better Outcomes

Healthcare providers, such as Texas Back Institute, have discovered a new tool for helping patients get better faster, and it has nothing to do with a new drug or medical device. It is engagement technology, such as mobile devices and secured electronic health record apps, which allow patients to understand their condition and treatment and gain […]

The Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at Texas Back Institute: Cutting Edge Research on Spine Conditions

Since its founding in 1977, Texas Back Institute has been recognized around the world as a state-of-the-art clinic for spine and neurological treatments. Along with recruiting the best and the brightest spine surgeons and clinicians, the practice has been an important contributor in the development of medical innovations such as artificial disc replacement, treatment for […]

Doctors Around the World

Last weekend many of our physicians participated in conferences and meetings around the world, teaching and speaking about advancements in spine surgery. Dr. Richard Guyer and Dr. Isador Lieberman, recently traveled to China for the Chinese Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (CAOS) meeting in Beijing. The CAOS serves over 100,000 orthopedic surgeons in China. Dr. Guyer […]

Even Kings Can Suffer From Scoliosis

In spite of the amazing advances in modern medicine, scientists have yet to determine the cause of scoliosis. This may surprise laymen because, according to the National Institute of Health, “scoliosis is estimated to affect 4.5% of the general population. In a nation of approximately 273 million people, this means that over 12 million cases […]

The Use of Presurgical Psychological Screening to Predict the Outcome of Spine Surgery

The Spine Journal, Volume 1, Issue 4, July-August 2001, Pages 274-282 Andrew R. Block, Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Richard D. Guyer, Ralph F. Rashbaum, Stephen H. Hochschuler Subject Spine Surgery, Outcome of Presurgical Psychological Screening Introduction Several previous studies have shown that psychosocial factors can influence the outcome of elective spine surgery. The purpose of the current study was to […]

Lumbar Discography

Lumbar Discography The Spine Journal, Volume 3, Issue 3, Supplement 1, May-June 2003, Pages 11-27 Richard D. Guyer, Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Alexander Vaccaro Subject Lumbar Discography Introduction Lumbar discography remains a controversial diagnostic procedure. There are concerns about its safety and clinical value, although many support its use in specific applications. The purpose of the […]

Five-year adjacent-level degenerative changes in patients with single-level disease treated using lumbar total disc replacement with ProDisc-L versus circumferential fusion

http://www.texasback.com/sites/default/files/_images/ZIgler%20JNS%202012%20ASD.pdf December 2012 Jack E. Zigler, M.D., Jamieson Glenn, M.D., and Rick B. DeLamarter, M.D.

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