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August 8, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Are Stem Cells the “Holy Grail” for Relieving Back Pain? Texas Back Institute Doctors Lead a National Trial to Find Out.

A research team from Texas Back Institute will be working on a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) trial to investigate one of the most revolutionary medical treatments in history – the use of stem cells to rejuvenate spinal tissue. The clinic has been involved in numerous important trials including those for…

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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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June 11, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

5 Mistakes Men Make About Back Safety

Men taking charge is nothing new in most situations.  At work, at the gym, on the sports field or even when a little spider invades the kitchen.  When it comes to their back health and safety men can be known for being a little lackadaisical. Dr. Ted Belanger, an orthopedic…

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April 17, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Small Screens can Cause Big Problems. Here are 4 Ways to Prevent Text Neck.

Since the term “text neck” was coined by a Florida chiropractor and discussed by spine surgeons at Texas Back Institute several years ago, it has made it to the lexicon of parents and physicians. This condition is defined as an “overuse syndrome” involving the head, neck, and shoulders, usually resulting from…

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April 4, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Kids and Sports: How to Avoid Spine Injuries

It seems like every week brings news of another young athlete being severely injured or dying from injuries suffered while participating in organized sports. While football is blamed for many of these heart-breaking stories, many participants who are involved in hockey, soccer, gymnastics, lacrosse, and cheerleading have also suffered traumatic…

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January 30, 2018 | Texas Back Institute

How Surgeons Join Athletes in the “Zone”

In November 2016, Stephen Curry of the NBA Golden State Warriors entered a game against the New Orleans Pelicans – after scoring no points the previous night – and set a new single-game record for completing three-point shots. Curry drained 13 three-pointers in this game, and this was not the…

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February 5, 2020 | Texas Back Institute

Protect Your Spine During Swimming and Diving This Summer

In the warm weather months, more than just fish are jumping. People are diving and swimming in the ocean, lakes, and pools and, when proper safety practices are not used, accidents can happen. Injuries to the neck and back occur with great regularity every summer and the spine specialists at…

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November 4, 2021 | Phillip Slaughter

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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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April 13, 2020 | Texas Back Institute

Sleep Tips for Avoiding Neck and Back Pain

Written by Peter B. Derman, MD, MBA The average person spends about a third of their lifetime in bed. For those suffering from neck and back pain, optimizing sleep characteristics may be a way to alleviate symptoms. There is an abundance of information available recommending various sleep positions or products,…

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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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