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Spinal Fusion vs Disc Replacement Surgery
Spine Surgery, Disc Replacement, Back Pain, Neck Pain

Spinal Fusion vs Disc Replacement Surgery

If you’re considering surgery for back pain or degenerative disc disease, likely you’ve heard of two key treatment options: artificial disc replacement and spinal fusion surgery. Which may lead you to ask: Which is better, disc replacement or spinal fusion?…

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How successful is disc replacement surgery?
Disc Replacement, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Spine Surgery

How successful is disc replacement surgery?

When considering artificial disc replacement surgery, patients have lots of question. Read through this blog and learn more about disc replacement surgery and if if could be right for you!…

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Why You Need to Consider Endoscopic Spine Surgery for Your Sciatica
Spine Surgery, Back Pain, Neck Pain

Why You Need to Consider Endoscopic Spine Surgery for Your Sciatica

Surgical techniques are constantly evolving and advancing. The state of the art in spine care is endoscopic spine surgery (ESS), an ultra-minimally invasive procedure for treating pinched nerves in the spine. Here what you need to know about endoscopic spine surgery.…

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What is Spinal Stenosis?
Back Pain, Neck Pain, Spine Surgery, Dr. Jessica Shellock

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Dr. Jessica Shellock, a spine surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, talks about the common spine condition, spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis can be treated in a variety of ways including physical therapy, medication, and surgical intervention like artificial disc replacement, endoscopic spine surgery or spinal fusion.…

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What is Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery?
Disc Replacement, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Dr. Richard Guyer

What is Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery?

Orthopedic spine surgeon and Co-Director of the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, Dr. Richard Guyer is very familiar with disc replacement surgery. In this blog and video he shares all about what disc replacement surgery is, who is an ideal candidate and how to find a reputable disc replacement surgeon.…

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Treatment Options for Spinal Conditions
Neck Pain, Back Pain, Spine Surgery, Dr. Rey Bosita

Treatment Options for Spinal Conditions

Dr. Rey Bosita, a spine surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, talks about treating spine conditions starting with conservative care, physical therapy, injections and surgery.…

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What is a Herniated Disc in the Lower Back
Spine Surgery, Dr. Jessica Shellock, Back Pain

What is a Herniated Disc in the Lower Back

Between 60% and 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point their lives. One of the most common causes is a herniated disc. Also called a ruptured, protruding or bulging disc – this condition typically occurs in the lower back, and may also cause leg pain or sciatica.…

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Spine Surgery, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Dr. Jessica Shellock

Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

Like most other body parts, the spine changes as we age. The discs in the spine – which act like shock absorbers between the vertebrae -- can show wear and tear. Like gray hair or wrinkles, these changes affect almost everyone who lives long enough. But when they cause pain or other symptoms, the medical diagnosis could be degenerative disc disease.…

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5 Common Causes of Neck and Lower Back Pain
Back Pain, Neck Pain, Spine Surgery, Disc Replacement

5 Common Causes of Neck and Lower Back Pain

Back and neck pain are common problems that can, in some cases my require surgical intervention. There are multiple causes of back and neck pain. People who sit continuously at their workstations can be especially susceptible to experiencing various types of neck and back problems. If you have been experiencing chronic back or neck pain, you can contact Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery to get connected with an experienced neck and back pain specialist on the medical staff. The physicians on the medical staff help patients with various spine issues including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and spinal instability. In this blog we discuss 5 common causes of neck and back pain.…

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The 6 Ways to Protect Your Back When Caring for an Older Loved One
Neck Pain, Back Pain, Dr. Jessica Shellock

The 6 Ways to Protect Your Back When Caring for an Older Loved One

When you are caring for a loved one the last thing you need is to suffer from a back injury. Dr. Jessica Shellock, an orthopedic spine surgeon understands this and shares tips for how you can care for your loved one and protect your back.…

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