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October 31, 2023 | Art Young

Spine Health Awareness Month: 4 Important Advances in Spine Surgery

In celebration of Spine Health Awareness Month, we delve into four game-changing advancements in spinal surgery. From ultra-minimally invasive techniques to robotics and innovative procedures like Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR), these developments are reshaping patient care at Texas Back Institute, a leading name in the field for over 45 years.

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April 5, 2023 | Art Young

Artificial Disc Replacement – 20 Years Of Helping Patients Relieve Back Pain And Maintain Mobility

One of the most remarkable advancements in medical technology and spinal treatment occurred more than 20 years ago. At the request of the Federal Drug Agency (FDA), leading spine surgeons at selected practices around the United States began exploring the feasibility of replacing damaged vertebral discs with those that were…

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November 4, 2021 | Phillip Slaughter

Spine Specialist Training and the Martial Arts – What do they have in common?

Some may argue on the surface they don’t have much in common, as martial arts are typically used for self-defense or attack, whereas medicine is used to heal and care for patients. But, when talking with Dr. Jessica Shellock, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Dr. Sheena Bhuva, Physiatrist, about their life…

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August 6, 2021 | Phillip Slaughter

Expanding Our Spine and Brain Care In McKinney by Dr. Alexander Satin

The expression “time flies” seems cliché until you actually experience it. Dr. Jessica Shellock and I expanded our orthopedic spine surgery practices to McKinney from existing Texas Back Institute locations in Plano and Frisco locations last summer.  While there have been some challenges along the way – COVID, winter storm…

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July 29, 2021 | Phillip Slaughter

Core Strength For Your Spine Health

Did you know if done incorrectly, sit-ups could hurt your spine? Dr. Michael Duffy, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute, talks about sit-ups, planks, side blanks, balance balls, and other core strengthening dos and don’ts. “When it comes to sit-ups in general, it’s really important that you have a…

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July 16, 2021 | Texas Back Institute

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…

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January 28, 2021 | Phillip Slaughter

What is a Lumbar Herniated Disc?

You have probably heard of or even experienced a herniated disc. It’s one of the most common spine conditions. In fact many people have small herniated discs and don’t know it. But, for some people, the experience of pain and numbness that radiates down their legs is caused by a…

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September 21, 2020 | Phillip Slaughter

Should Spine Surgeons Offer Telemedicine?

Dr. Rajesh Arakal, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute, talks about telemedicine and the frequently asked question, can/should spine surgeons provide telemedicine? Telemedicine has grown and evolved since the start of the pandemic. Spine surgeons are able utilize technology for the safety of their patients. Talking to a patient,…

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September 2, 2020 | Phillip Slaughter

When Should I get an ESI – Epidural Steroid Injection?

Dr. Sheena Bhuva, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialist at Texas Back Institute talks about ESI (Epidural Steroid Injections) and when to have one as part of your spine treatment. Dr. Bhuva describes the treatment for radicular pain or sciatica, which is pain, numbness and tingling running down the arms or…

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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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