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Spondylolisthesis Fort Worth TX

Spondylolisthesis — Lots of Vowels. Lots of Pain.

Most people have never heard the word spondylolisthesis, much less tried to spell or pronounce it. But if you’ve had this condition where a vertebra slips out of its normal location onto the bone beneath it, you probably know it all too well. Spondylolisthesis can lead to nerve compression, and that means back and often […]


Bulging Disc Treatment Fort Worth, TX

Battle of the Bulging Disc

Having a bulging spinal disc isn’t unusual — it’s estimated that as many as 80 percent of people over 55 have a bulging disc or discs. Bulging discs can be painless, or they can push on surrounding nerve roots and cause all sorts of pain. Here’s some information on a condition we see all the […]


Sciatic Nerve Forth Worth TX

Treating Sciatica

You’ve probably known someone (if you haven’t had it yourself) who has suffered from sciatica. Sciatica is inflammation of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. When the sciatic nerve is compressed, it sends pain down the entire nerve pathway, meaning from the lumbar region of the spine into the buttock and down […]


Whiplash Treatment Fort Worth TX

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a common neck condition that we’ve all heard about, usually in the context of a car accident. It occurs when there is a sudden backwards-forwards motion of the head. This movement can stretch the muscles and ligaments as the neck moves out of its normal range of motion. We treat whiplash at DFW […]


Leg and Foot Pain Forth Worth TX

Microdiscectomy

When a patient has a herniated disc that is pressing on a nearby nerve root, the pain can be chronic and radiate down into the legs. If the disc herniation has continued for some time, the patient may even have numbness, weakness, or other neurological symptoms in the leg and foot. At DFW Center for […]


Disc Disease Forth Worth TX

Spinal Discs 101

When you hear people talking about their back problems, they’ll say things such as “I slipped a disc.” or “I have a disintegrated disc.” But what are the spinal discs? And what happens to them that make for such painful symptoms? Since we deal with the spinal discs every day at DFW Center for Spinal […]


Spinal Osteoarthritis Fort Worth TX

Spinal Osteoarthritis

Just about all of us over the age of 45 or 50 have arthritis. You read that right, but it’s not the type you think of where a person’s joints become so painful it’s hard to function. That’s rheumatoid arthritis. Most all of us who been active in our lives have some degree of osteoarthritis. […]


Back Surgery Fort Worth TX

Using Back Braces

When we’re dealing with fractures or have performed fusion surgery on the lumbar spine, we often use back braces to limit the motion and help the healing process. There are two types of back braces: rigid braces and corset braces. Here’s a little information about them, along with the pros and cons of wearing a […]


Back Pain Treatment Fort Worth TX

Posture and Back Pain

Most of us remember having our mother tell us, usually during our high school years, to stand up and quit slouching. Since high school and slouching kind of go together, we didn’t really listen. Our backs wish we had. Our spine is a miracle worker of stability, but when we stoop or slouch, when we […]


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery | DFW Center for Spinal Disorders

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we use minimally invasive methods for spinal surgery whenever possible. Some patients think this implies that these surgeries are riskier because the surgeon doesn’t have all the tissue opened up providing full access to the spine. However, with our extensive expertise in these methods, there is no decrease in […]


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