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Revolutionizing Spine Care…Changing Lives

Jessica Shellock

Jessica Shellock

MD
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
4510 Medical Center Dr., Suite 106, McKinney, TX 75069 United States
6020 W Parker Rd., Suite 200, Plano, TX 75093 United States
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Practicing Locations: Plano | McKinney

Specialty: Spine Surgery

Fellowship Training: Spinal Surgery

Certification: Certified – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Shellock Quote:

Over a decade into practice now, I’ve really seen the spectrum of how great an impact I can make in the life of a patient dealing with neck or back pain.  I’ve gained a deeper appreciation of just how far-reaching the effects of painful spinal conditions can be in a patient’s life – affecting every aspect in a unique and personal way.  To that end, I want my patients to know that I will make every effort to understand exactly how their neck or back pain affects them as an individual and will personalize their treatment plan accordingly.  There are often many ways in which we can address a surgical problem and I don’t believe in a “one size fits all” model.  I tell patients routinely that I will do the least invasive procedure to best address their condition and will pursue motion-preservation whenever possible over fusion.”

Jessica Shellock, MD, is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at the Texas Back Institute.  Dr. Shellock specializes in treatment of degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine, with a particular emphasis on motion-preservation technology.  She is part of the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Back Institute and has extensive experience with numerous disc replacement devices, having participated in a number of FDA studies evaluating new designs.  She strives to get her patients back to an active and pain-free lifestyle while trying to avoid spinal fusion whenever possible.

Dr. Shellock received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and went on to complete an orthopedic residency at the University of Florida.  She completed a spine fellowship at the Texas Back Institute in 2009 and has been part of the group since then.  She sees patients in the Plano and McKinney offices.

2008-2009 Spine Surgery Fellowship, Texas Back Institute, Plano, TX
2004-2008 Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
2003-2004 General Surgery Internship, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
2003 M.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
1998 B.S, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • D Magazine Best Doctor – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctor – Rising Star: 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctor: 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Sarah Graham Kenan Scholarship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Student Stores medical Scholarship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

As world-renowned leaders in the field of neck and back care, Texas Back Institute doctors are continuously writing and presenting professional articles, publications and speaking engagements to national and international audiences.

PUBLICATIONS

1. Shellock J, Guyer RD: Total Disc Replacement at the Texas Back Institute: Our Journey Over the Past 18 Years. Coluna/Columna 7(4):390-396, 2008.

2. Shellock J, Guyer RD: Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty: Indications and Contraindications. In: Yue JJ, Guyer RD, Johnson JP, Khoo LT, Hochschuler SH (eds): The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques. Elsevier, in press.

CURRENTLY SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION

1. Guyer RD, Shellock J, MacLennan B, Hanscom D, Knight RQ, McCombe P, Jacobs JJ, Urban RM, Bradford D, Ohnmeiss DD: Early Failure of Metal-on-Metal Artificial Disc Prostheses Associated with Lymphocytic Reaction: Diagnosis and Treatment Experience in 4 Cases. Submitted to Spine.

PRESENTATIONS

1. Strickland J, MacMillan M, Conrad B: Mechanical Evaluation of a Compressed, Allograft, Intervertebral Implant with and without Flowable Ceramic Augmentation. Florida Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. May, 2008; St. Petersburg, Florida.

2. Shellock J: Spinal Cord Stimulation. Neuroscience Lecture Series. November, 2008; Plano, Texas.

3. Shellock J: Intra-operative Neuromonitoring. Neuroscience Lecture Series. April, 2009; Plano, Texas.

4. Guyer RD, Shellock J, MacLennan B, Hanscom D, Knight RQ, McComb P, Jacobs J, Bradford D: Early Failure of Metal-on-Metal Artificial Discs Due to Metal Hypersensitivity: The Diagnostic and Treatment Approach in 4 Collected Cases. Lumbar Spine Research Society. April, 2009; Chicago, Illinois.

5. Guyer RD, Shellock J, MacLennan B, Hanscom D, Knight RQ, McComb P, Jacobs J, Bradford D: Early Failure of Metal-on-Metal Artificial Discs Due to Metal Hypersensitivity: The Diagnostic and Treatment Approach in 4 Collected Cases. Spine Arthroplasty Society. April-May, 2009; London, England.

6. Guyer RD, Shellock J, MacLennan B, Hanscom D, Knight RQ, McComb P, Jacobs J, Urban R, Bradford D, Duffy M: Early Failure of Metal-on-Metal Artificial Discs Due to Metal Hypersensitivity: The Diagnostic and Treatment Approach in Four Collected Cases. Spine Across the Sea. July, 2009; Maui, Hawaii.

7. Guyer RD, Shellock J, MacLennan B, Hanscom D, Urban R, Knight RQ, McComb P, Jacobs J, Bradford D: Early Failure of Metal-on-Metal Artificial Discs Due to Metal Hypersensitivity: The Diagnostic and Treatment Approach in 4 Collected Cases. International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST). July, 2009; Vienna, Austria.

POSTERS

1. Conrad B, MacMillan M, Strickland J: Mechanical Evaluation of a Compressed, Allograft, Intervertebral Implant with and without Flowable Ceramic Augmentation. Spine Arthroplasty Society. May, 2008; Miami, Florida.

2. Guyer RD, Shellock J, MacLennan B, Hanscom D, Knight RQ, McComb P, Jacobs J, Bradford D: Early Failure of Metal-on-Metal Artificial Discs Due to Metal Hypersensitivity: The Diagnostic and Treatment Approach in Four Collected Cases. International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. May, 2009; Miami, Florida.

Leaders in Advanced Spine Procedures

To find out whether you would benefit from artificial disc surgery, make an appointment to visit Texas Back Institute in the Dallas, TX, area for an evaluation. We always reserve surgery as a last resort, so we’ll seek to relieve pain first through conservative treatments such as physical therapy and pain management. If severe pain persists and it is determined that you would benefit from surgery, we can help you determine whether artificial disc replacement is right for you.

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