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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 […]

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 excessive strain on the spine […]

The 12 Tips for Holiday Back Health

For the first tip this holiday, Dr. Guyer said to me,             “Be careful how you lift those things this year!”  With a second tip this holiday, Dr. Duffy had this to say,             “It’s technique that makes a golfer really SWING.”            And be careful how you lift those things this year! […]

A Texas Back Institute Holiday Story: How to Save Your Back for the Holidays!

T’was a few days before Christmas and all through clinic, TBI’s waiting room was packed with lots of patients in it. It looked like bad weather would surely arrive. The weatherman said it might be difficult to drive.   Then all of a sudden, the office turned dark. The lights had stopped working, no electricity, […]

Do You Have Clean Pain or Dirty Pain?

To find out, read on. For something so common, pain is amazingly complicated. The International Association for the Study of Pain’s widely used definition states: “Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” This unpleasant experience can also motivate a person […]

The Tour de France Has Us Thinking About Cycling

The 101st annual Tour de France is nearing what the French cycling fans might call its denouement. Cycling biggest event started on July 5th  and continues through July 27th  covering 3,663 kilometers. It’s been a tough ride for many of these athletes. According to news reports, through its first fifteen stages, the Tour has seen […]

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 injuries. Amateur sports are supposed […]

Keep Calm and Cheer On…How to Keep our Cheerleaders O!K!

Now that the school year is off to a good start and football season is in full swing many may think the safest place for athletes is on the sidelines, however, studies show this isn’t necessarily the safest place for athletes anymore.  In the 29th Annual CATASTROPHIC SPORTS INJURY RESEARCH report high school cheerleading is accounted for […]

Spine Health Day

Happy Spine Health Day! October 16th is Spine Health Day and in honor of such an important day here at Texas Back Institute here are 5 tips for maintaining a healthy spine (in no particular order) from Dr. Rey Bosita. 1. Maintain a healthy body weight.   Being overweight, especially belly fat, can put additional stress on your […]

5 Tips for Dealing with Back Pain at Home

Back pain?  Try these at home treatments. Do you know that 4 out of 5 Americans suffer from low back and neck pain at some point in their life? Many factors can contribute to this type of pain including poor posture, previous injuries, muscle strains or even disc degeneration.  The good news is most back […]

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