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Herniated Disc: Symptoms and Treatment

Herniated Disc: Symptoms and Treatment

A spinal disc is a rubbery, soft pad found between the vertebrae that make up the spine. The main function of these discs is to act as a shock absorber and help facilitate motion in the spine. The condition usually affects the neck or lower back and can lead to pain, weakness, and/or numbness. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the mentioned herniated disc symptoms, go through this blog to learn more about the condition and available treatment options.…

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Are You Ready to Take a Hike? Here's How to Stay Safe.

Are You Ready to Take a Hike? Here's How to Stay Safe.

The Fall is a great time of year to get out and enjoy the outdoors and hiking is a great way to stay active and healthy but you'll want to make sure you don't accidentally end up with an injury that could have been avoided. Drs. Chris Sakowski, Donald Hohman and Jack Zigler orthopedic surgeons on our medical staff share their tips on how to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors.…

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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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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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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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Four Helpful Tips for Finding a Spine Specialist Near Me

Four Helpful Tips for Finding a Spine Specialist Near Me

Dealing with a nagging back or neck condition is stressful enough on its own. Finding a spine specialist or surgeon to treat that condition shouldn’t be. If you are on the hunt for an experienced spine specialist near you, these four tips can help you simplify your search to find a doctor who fits your unique needs best.…

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Effective Ways to Manage Spondylolisthesis

Effective Ways to Manage Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a common spinal condition. Dr. Peter Derman, an ultra-minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgeon on the medical staff of Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery sees patients suffering from this condition often. In this blog he shares information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for spondylolisthesis.…

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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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