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When Leg Pain is an Emergency Situation

We all have leg pain from time to time, and it often is related to some issues with our back. We’re not talking about full-blown sciatica, but occasional pain due sleeping at the wrong angle or tweaking a muscle in your back. There is another time, however, when leg pain demands immediate attention from the […]


That Pain at the Very Bottom of Your Spine

The tailbone is a leftover from our prehistoric ancestors who obviously had tails. Unfortunately, this little group of three to five bones at the very bottom of our spine can be a painful customer, especially for women. Here’s some more information on coccydynia, tailbone pain. What is the coccyx? The coccyx is a triangular section […]


A Few Exercises to Keep Your Back Strong

Whether you’ve injured your back or are recovering after a procedure, exercises will help you get back to full mobility. Even if you haven’t injured your back yet, odds are you will at least strain it at some point. Here are some intermediate level exercises to help strengthen your back. Abdominal Contraction This is a […]


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 — […]


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