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

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

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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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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