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Osteoarthritis

Do you know what’s the most common chronic condition affecting the joints? If you said knee injuries, you’re wrong. It’s osteoarthritis. You may know it as degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis. It most often affects the knees, hips, lower back, and neck. At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we treat various areas that are […]


Compressed Nerve

What is a Pinched Nerve?

The human body has nerves extending from the brain and spinal cord outward. Those beyond the brain and spinal cord are known as peripheral nerves. A “pinched nerve” is the name given to the uncomfortable sensation, pain, or numbness caused when pressure leads to irritation or damage to a peripheral nerve. Just about any nerve […]


Back Pain Treatment

Back Pain by the Numbers

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, you could say our name implies that much of what we do originates with back pain. Whether it’s a herniated disc or a compressed nerve, whether it’s spinal arthritis or a degenerated disc, our backs can cause us a great deal of pain, much of it chronic. We address […]


What a Pain in the Neck

Neck pain is extremely common but isn’t normal. It can range from mild soreness to severe pain. It can be a result of a single strain, or it can be chronic. Chronic neck pain can be associated with weakness in the arms or numbness and tingling. This is a sign of more serious issues. Whatever […]


Degenerative Disc Disease

Disc Replacement or Fusion?

Unrelenting back pain has few rivals when it comes to impacting the quality of life. At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, it’s our mission to help our patients get past the pain, whether through conservative treatments such as postural training, all the way to spinal surgery. When the problem is a spinal disc, sometimes the […]


Protecting Your Back

Everyone always assumes they were the cause of their back pain. That can be true — yesterday you helped a friend move out an old refrigerator — but back injuries can also simply occur from normal behaviors such as bending over to tie your shoe. Certainly, there are some higher risk movements for your back. […]


Microdiscectomy

Lower back pain can be due to muscle strains. In those cases, rest will usually eventually eliminate the pain and get you back to full function. But other times, the pain is due to a nerve being compressed or otherwise pushed upon as it’s leaving the area of the spinal cord. In these cases, the […]


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we’re using more and more minimally invasive spine surgery for our patients. This method of surgery involves smaller incisions, which reduces the tissue damage beneath the skin, without reducing the quality of the result in any way. What is minimally invasive spine surgery? In minimally invasive surgery, our team […]


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Information about Myelopathy

Myelopathy is the clinical term for spinal cord compression. It is one of the most common causes of cervical or neck pain in people over age 55 in the U.S. The pain associated with myelopathy can lead from problems with the vertebrae and facet joints of your spine, as well as the muscles, ligaments, and […]


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Spinal Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its healthy cells and tissues. In disorder, the membranes around the joints become inflamed and release enzymes that cause the surrounding cartilage and bone to wear away. It’s estimated that around 2.1 million Americans have rheumatoid arthritis. It occurs in all racial and ethnic groups […]


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