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Sciatica: What You Should Know About its Causes and Treatment

Not all back pain is alike. Even though it may seem to be occurring in the same area of the body, understanding the type of back pain is more important for its treatment than knowing where it seems to emanate. Such is the case with pain that will often start in the lower back and […]

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Day 5

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Day 5: What can we say? We just love late nights. Our usual breakfast was filled with chatter about what we were hoping was going to be a short day; we had planned a procedure on a young, small girl named Shivan; a large instrumentation and fusion to fix her back, two hardware removals (one […]

Virtual Reality: Does it Work for Physical Therapy?

Like clockwork, every year the big ball drops in Times Square at midnight on New Year’s Eve. With the same regularity, millions of people who have added a few or more pounds during the holiday season resolve to lose this excess weight by starting a regular diet and exercise program. As a result, health clubs […]

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 artificial disc replacement and scoliosis treatment. What […]

The Basics for Understanding Myelopathy

Myelopathy, at its most basic definition, is a disorder of the nervous system, most specifically the spinal cord. It commonly results from the spinal cord being compressed by another condition. Unfortunately, the only way to truly treat severe compression is through decompression surgery. The spinal cord is made up of many nerves that run up […]

What is Radicular Pain?

Neck or back pain is incredibly common. In fact, it is so common that up to 80% of our American population will experience a condition that causes back and neck pain. Sometimes these conditions are caused by an injury, but they are most common in the natural aging process. Radicular pain, also called radiculitis, is […]

Ethiopia Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 4

Dr. Ted Belanger, Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute has been leading a medical team to Ethiopia for the last several years. Their mission is to help people with severe spinal conditions with the latest in medical technology and techniques. Continue to follow their journey here on our blog. Day 4 Our trip has been busy […]

Ethiopia Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 3

Dr. Ted Belanger, Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute has been leading a medical team to Ethiopia for the last several years. Their mission is to help people with severe spinal conditions with the latest in medical technology and techniques. Continue to follow their journey here on our blog.   Day 3 – 5/20/17   Today, […]

What Your Insurance Company DOESN’T Want You to Know About Your Healthcare Options

These are interesting times for healthcare providers and patients. With a few exceptions, the Affordable Care Act has mandated all U.S. citizens must purchase health insurance. It is estimated this will bring millions of previously uninsured people into the healthcare system and many will be confused about their insurance coverage. While having access to health […]

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