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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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Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
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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The 5 Indisputable Rules for Gardening Safety
back pain, Dr. James Walter, Orthopedics

The 5 Indisputable 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, Orthopedics, Dr. Jessica Shellock

Questions before back 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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