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A Better Neck for the New Year

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we see the results of problems with our patients’ cervical spine, their necks, every day. Many of these problems would never have happened if the person had performed some stretching and strengthening of his or her neck, and by paying attention to their posture. Here are some things you […]


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Recovery After Fusion Surgery

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders we perform fusion surgery all the time, predominantly on the lumbar spine, vertebrae L1-L5. Problems with the lumbar spine are often due to the fact that this section of the spine bears most of the weight of the body. Because of that job, these five vertebrae are much larger […]


Back Surgery Fort Worth, TX

Ways You May Be Setting Your Back Up for Injury

Since we’re coming into the holidays and all the fun stuff they entail, the last thing you want is to strain your back and have to sit out the festivities. That “sitting” will be anything but sitting because you’ll likely be flat on your back on the couch, afraid to move. At DFW Center for […]


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 […]



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