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Can a Vertebra Collapse? Fort Worth TX

Can a Vertebra Collapse?

It may seem virtually impossible that a person could have one of his or her vertebrae collapse, but it can happen. This is called a compression fracture. The usual cause is osteoporosis, which thins and weakens the bones. At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we diagnose and treat these types of fractures all the time. […]


Back Surgery Fort Worth TX

Back Fusion and Mobility

Since April is a special month for golfers with The Masters at the beginning of the month, this could be a good time for a blog about the most famous recipient of back fusion surgery. Tiger Woods. Although we didn’t perform his back fusion surgery at DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, our team of board-certified […]


Back Pain Treatment Fort Worth TX

Referred Back Pain

Seeing that title, you’d think this could be about your Uncle Wally with the bad back who in most conversations somehow brings it around to referring to his aching back. Actually, referred back pain tends to be an achy, dull and migratory pain, meaning it’s not a sharp pain and it tends to move around. […]


Myelopathy | DFW Center for Spinal Disorders

Myelopathy

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders we see plenty of disc herniations, compressed nerves, and bulging discs. All of these can lead to myelopathy, which refers to the loss of spinal cord activity. This can be a result of sudden injury or the natural degeneration of the spine that occurs with aging. It’s important to […]


A Broken Neck | DFW Center for Spinal Disorders

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 […]


Back Pain Treatment Fort Worth TX

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 […]


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