Neck Pain Treatment Fort Worth TX

A Broken Neck

When you read that title, you’re likely to have assumed a “broken neck” means the person has suffered a catastrophic injury and will be paralyzed. Of course, this can be true, but a broken neck can actually span the spectrum of severity from mild to fatal. At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we deal with […]

The Curving Spine of Scoliosis

There are certain diseases or disorders that seem to be from the “old days.” Children being crippled by polio. Rheumatic fever. Rickets. Although those conditions and diseases are still around, their incidence in the U.S. is so low that they could almost be thought of as wiped out. Some people think of scoliosis that way. […]

Can You Replace a Damaged Disc?

When a spinal disc pushes out beyond its normal parameters the outer membrane can crack. This is called a herniated disc and the inner gel-like material can push outward and impact nearby spinal nerve roots. This leads to back pain and pain that often radiates down into your legs and buttocks. There is no way […]

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What is Spine Fusion?

If you follow sports, you’ve heard that Tiger Woods, one of the world’s most famous athletes, had spinal fusion surgery early this year after three earlier surgical attempts at relieving his intense back pain failed. He returned to play in December in his first golf tournament in almost a year, and he swung the club […]

Degenerative Disc Disease Fort Worth TX

Spinal Disc Basics

The vertebral discs between your vertebrae are interesting little customers. You hear people talk about them and injury. I have a “slipped disc.” A “disintegrated disc.” A “ruptured disc.” A “torn disc.” Some of those descriptions fit; others don’t. But since we are all about spinal discs at DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, here’s some […]

Spinal Stenosis Fort Worth TX

How We Treat Spinal Stenosis

If you have increasing weakness in your arms that is impacting the use of your hands, you may have it. If you have weakness, numbness, or pain in your legs when walking, you may have it. Spinal stenosis. The question is, what can we do about it? At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we have […]

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Typical Causes of Lower Back Pain

People often believe that their back pain is always tied to a serious injury to either one of the vertebrae or a disc (the soft oval cushioning pads between the vertebrae). Otherwise, how can the pain be so intense? Reality is that lower back pain more often than not is caused by a torn or […]

Back Pain Treatment Fort Worth TX

Back Muscles and You

Most back pain is related to your back muscles. The pain can be a twinge as if it wanted to be more but chickened out. To those twinges, you usually think, “Whew I got away with that awkward lifting.” Or the muscle strain can be enough to make you lie on the floor and cry […]

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Tingling in Your Legs? It’s Not Anticipation

Tingling when we were adolescents was a good thing. You meet a new girl or guy, and you get that tingling sensation. Puppy love. But as we get older, tingling isn’t usually a good thing. Tingling in your fingers means you probably have a compressed nerve running through your elbow or your carpal tunnel. Tingling […]

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