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The 5 Undisputable Rules for Gardening Safety
back pain, Dr. James Walter, Orthopedics

The 5 Undisputable Rules for Gardening Safety

Gardening is something many people love to do but, if you end up with an injury it can really take a toll on your body and your garden! Dr. James Walter, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, shares his tips for keeping gardening fun and free from injury.…

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Changing the Meaning of DIY to: "Don't Injure Yourself"
Back Pain, Dr. Rey Bosita, Neck Pain

Changing the Meaning of DIY to: "Don't Injure Yourself"

Doing things yourself usually sounds like a good way to save money and gain some confidence in your capabilities, unless of course, it ends in a do-it-yourself injury. Dr. Rey Bosita, an orthopedic spine surgeon on our medical staff has seen his share of DIY injuries. Here are some of his tips.…

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The Unique Challenges for Women Golfers – Here are 5 Ways to Avoid Injury and Play Better
Back Pain, Disc Replacement

The Unique Challenges for Women Golfers – Here are 5 Ways to Avoid Injury and Play Better

One factor that is consistent between both men and women golfers is that, back pain will often result when improper body mechanics and equipment is used for the sport. Dr. Scott Blumenthal, an orthopedic spine surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, has treated a number of men and women for back pain caused by playing golf. He outlined some gender differences that should be taken into consideration.…

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Spine Surgery, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Jessica Shellock, Orthopedics

10 Questions to Ask Your Spine Specialist Before Back or Neck Surgery

If you find yourself saying, “Oh my nagging back!” … or … “I can’t take this neck pain anymore!”—and more conservative forms of treatment are no longer working—you may want to find a spine specialist nearby to discuss your back or neck surgery options. In order to get the most out of your appointment, why not come prepared with a list of questions? We asked Jessica Shellock, M.D., a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon with the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, to share 10 essential questions to help you get started.…

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7 Tips for Women to Avoid Back Pain and fall in Love with Their Bodies Again
Dr. Rey Bosita, Women's Health, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Spine Surgery

7 Tips for Women to Avoid Back Pain and fall in Love with Their Bodies Again

Dr. Rey Bosita, an orthopedic spine surgeon and member of the Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery medical staff shares 7 tips to help women avoid back pain.…

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Avoiding Back Injuries While Exercising
Fitness Profile, Spine Surgery, Back Pain

Avoiding Back Injuries While Exercising

Dr. Peter Derman, spine surgeon on the medical staff, shares some expert insight on risk factors for back and spine injuries, how to prevent and treat them, and whether weightlifting is safe for kids.…

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