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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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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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A Year in Review: 2021 Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery
Disc Replacement, Spine Surgery, Dr. Richard Guyer, Dr. Jack Zigler, Dr. Scott Blumenthal, Dr. Jessica Shellock

A Year in Review: 2021 Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery

2021 was another strange year, but that didn’t keep Drs. Blumenthal, Guyer, Shellock, and Zigler, co-directors of the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, from continuing their research and educational activities involving spine arthroplasty.…

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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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Veteran Gets Second Chance with Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
Patient Journey, Disc Replacement, Dr. Jessica Shellock

Veteran Gets Second Chance with Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

When a spinal condition got to the point of preventing Marine Corps. veteran Frank Tagle from enjoying his family, he knew he needed to do something. Frank had been told he needed to have spinal fusion surgery, but he didn't want that. He wanted to retain motion and continue to perform his physically active job. Frank took matters into his own hands and sought out disc replacement surgery at the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery in Plano, Texas.…

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Answering Common FAQ’s about Artificial Disc Replacement
Disc Replacement, Spine Surgery

Answering Common FAQ’s about Artificial Disc Replacement

When it comes to disc replacement surgery, we get a lot of questions. In this article Dr. Richard Guyer, orthopedic spine surgeon and co-director of the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about total disc replacement surgery.…

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Going the Distance – Ashleigh Travels from Las Vegas to Texas for Disc Replacement
Patient Journey, Disc Replacement

Going the Distance – Ashleigh Travels from Las Vegas to Texas for Disc Replacement

When it came to back pain, miles didn’t matter to active 39-year-old Ashleigh Tagliaferri. She traveled from Las Vegas, NV to Plano, TX for artificial disc replacement surgery to help relieve debilitating back pain.…

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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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Everything You Need to Know About Disc Replacement Surgery
Disc Replacement

Everything You Need to Know About Disc Replacement Surgery

Artificial disc replacement (ADR) offers patients suffering from chronic, severe back and neck pain the opportunity to retain mobility and resume their lives with minimal pain or discomfort. This type of arthroplasty is an alternative to the traditional surgical procedures that require a lengthy recovery period, loss of mobility and the potential for additional surgeries.…

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