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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 sole 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 […]


Treating Spinal Stenosis

In this month’s first blog, we detailed the spinal nerve compression that is a part of spinal stenosis, whether it happens in the neck (cervical stenosis) or the lower back (lumbar stenosis). Dr. Tinley’s first course of treatment is always conservative. This would involve options such as corticosteroid injections into the area of the compression […]


When Things Get Too Crowded in Your Spine

Our bodies go through unending impacts and stresses throughout our lives. From jumping for a basketball rebound as a younger person to walking six miles carrying a 25-pound bag on the golf course; from two sets of high impact tennis to bending over for hours pruning perennials in the garden; it all takes a toll […]


Herniated Discs and Back Pain

In this month’s first blog we discussed those little squishy wonders of your spine, your spinal discs. They allow us to move without our vertebrae scraping against each other. Helpful. However, when our discs get stressed the wrong way, such as when you awkwardly lift a very heavy object, the pressure on the disc can […]


Those Built-In Cushions of Your Spine

Our spine and its 24 vertebrae (not including the sacrum and coccyx) couldn’t do much without the cushioning provided by the spinal discs. These soft discs allow the vertebrae to move and the spine to bend without having bone grind on bone. But the spinal discs can also cause serious problems when they herniate and […]


How Does Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Work?

In September’s first DFW blog, we talked about some of the basics of minimally invasive spine surgery, which is used more and more for a wider range of procedures. This is good news for patients, as they can achieve the same results without anywhere near the same pain and recovery as is involved with open […]



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