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Compression Fractures

Most people associate breaking/fracturing a vertebra with paralysis, but more often than not that’s not often the case. Spinal fractures occur when the bones in your vertebrae break and collapse. This happens due to trauma or injury from falls, car accidents, or other issues. Of, if your vertebrae have degenerated due to osteoporosis, you can […]



Removing the Source of the Pain Through a Tiny Incision

When a person formerly told you they had to have back surgery, it pretty much entailed really long incisions, lengthy recovery periods, and painful rehab. That’s because the incision had to heal and muscle had to be cut to gain access to the damaged areas of the spine. Fortunately, that was then, microdiscectomy is now. […]


Life is Tough On Our Spine

Osteoarthritis can be confused with rheumatoid arthritis that attacks the joints, but it isn’t the same. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body’s own immune system goes after the joints, rather than providing immune protection. Osteoarthritis could be summed up by simply pointing to the march of time, literally. Over our lives our […]


About that Lower Back Pain of Yours

Pretty much everyone has lower back pain at some time in his or her life. Statistics place that number at over 80 percent of the population will eventually have lower back pain. The lower back is made up of the lumbar spine, vertebrae L1 through L5. This is the area of the back that supports […]


What is Cervical Myelopathy?

When your spinal cord in the cervical spine is injured from compression. This is known as cervical myelopathy. It involves symptoms ranging from neck pain to difficulty holding a pen. We treat cervical myelopathy at DFW Center for Spinal Disorders. What is cervical myelopathy? Myelopathy is the term for general injury to the spinal cord […]


How’s Your Neck After Riding El Diablo?

Texas summers aren’t complete without a trip to Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. This year you can include a ride on El Diablo, the world’s largest loop roller coaster. Uh, your neck would like to stay home… Believe it or not, one of the main causes of whiplash is self-inflicted. You guessed it — […]


What is a Laminectomy?

The lamina is the back part of a vertebra that covers your spinal canal. When a person has osteoarthritis, the persistent inflammation in the facet joints can create bone spurs on the lamina. These then press on the spinal cord or nerve roots exiting the spinal cord. At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we perform […]


Back Pain Treatment Fort Worth TX

Ways to Protect Your Lower Back

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, every day we see the results of patients who take their back health for granted. Lower back pain, sciatica, herniated discs, and strained muscles are all common issues with the lower back. The best defense against back pain is a good offense, to quote sports jargon. But in this […]


Bulging spinal discs

Why Your Spinal Disc is Bulging

Bulging spinal discs are one thing we see every day here at DFW Center for Spinal Disorders. We have 23 vertebral discs: 6 in the cervical spine, 12 in the thoracic/middle back, and 5 in the lower/lumbar spine. In most cases, the lumbar discs are the troublemakers. Bulging discs are common. It’s estimated that as […]


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