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Three Exercises for Your Golfing Back

In April’s first blog we got into why golf can be so hard on the human back and why it leads to many strains and herniated discs. In April’s second blog, let’s give you three exercises to help you lower your scores and lower your back pain at the same time. Planks Your core is […]


Swing into Less Back Pain on the Course

During this past year of COVID everyone has been “working” from home or otherwise stuck at home not being able to work. Between the two, the one good thing this pandemic has been good for is the upswing in people playing golf. It’s been a great way for long-time and first-time players to get out […]



Surgery through a Tiny Incision — Microdiscectomy

Dr. Tinley sees patients every day who come in describing pain they are having in a leg and the foot on that same side. They also often have a certain degree of numbness and sometimes weakness. These are classic symptoms of nerve compression, probably on one of the nerve roots exiting the spinal canal to […]


More Exercises for Back Health

In this month’s first blog, we gave you three exercises to help keep your back in fine form. You can find lots of more intensive exercises on health websites, but this month let’s add some simple stretches to help keep your back happy and pain-free. Knee-to-Chest Stretch: This one feels good in the way it […]


Some Exercises to Help Avoid the Injury Bug

Athletes, whether weekend warriors or high-level performers, all have a singular focus usually on things such as speed, score, statistics, endurance, and the like. Usually, the last thing in mind is prevention. But whether you play for the Cowboys or you’re playing in a flag football league with your work pals, you should also focus […]


Making Working from Home Work for Your Back

There isn’t a soul out there who was sad to throw out the calendar from 2020 and move on. This enduring coronavirus has tested the patience of everyone, from CEOs to second graders. And, while there finally seems to be an end in sight, many of the changes that have occurred during this strangest of […]



Goodbye Herniated Disc, Hello ProDisc

In this month’s first blog we discussed a relatively new area of spinal surgery known as “motion preservation surgery.” A variety of procedures that fall under this umbrella have the goal of preserving full motion by allowing the patient to avoid fusion surgery. At this point, the only FDA-approved surgery is known as total disc […]


Replacing a Disc, Preserving Motion

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, Dr. Tinley is a spinal surgery specialist who utilizes a few different devices from Centinel Spine. In past blogs, we’ve discussed the device Tiger Woods used for his back fusion, the Centinel Spine STALIF M-Ti Anterior Lumbar Integrated Interbody fusion implant. Dr. Tinley offers STALIF devices for fusion on […]



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