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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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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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April 4, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Here are the 5 things women should do – or not do – to protect their backs!

All of us are likely to experience back pain sometime during our lives. Here’s our Top 5 list of things women should do – or not do – to have a healthier back and neck: Click your high heels less often. Yes, high heels make your legs look great, but…

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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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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Keep Calm and Cheer On…How to Keep our Cheerleaders OK!

Many may think the safest place for athletes is on the sidelines, however, studies show this isn’t necessarily true anymore.  In the 29th Annual CATASTROPHIC SPORTS INJURY RESEARCH report high school cheerleading is accounted for 64.8% of injuries to female athletes and 70.6% at the college level.  Many attribute this high injury…

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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 dos and don’ts of core strengthening. “When it comes to sit-ups in general, it’s really important that…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

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…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

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…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

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…

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