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Is It Whiplash?

After a day at Six Flags Over Texas and a few rides of Batman, Judge Roy Scream, and the other roller coasters and spinning rides, you may have a little stiffness in your neck. You could think you have whiplash, but you don’t. Those rides have head rests specifically designed to protect your neck from […]


Diagnosing with Imaging Studies

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, Dr. Tinley uses a variety of imaging studies to help diagnose spinal problems. In this blog, let’s get into the tests we use.      Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) — We’ve all heard of MRIs but most of us aren’t really sure what goes into one of these tests. […]


When Your Spine Curves Sideways

In a normal spine when viewed from behind, the spine would be straight up and down. When a person has scoliosis, this isn’t the case. With scoliosis there is a sideways curve in the person’s spine. This typically occurs during the growth spurt just before an adolescent reaches puberty.  Dr. Tinley treats scoliosis at DFW […]


Which is Better? Fusion or Artificial Disc Replacement?

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, when patients have tried conservative approaches for their back pain for six months or longer to no avail, the next option is often surgery. This is especially true if their back pain is making simple everyday activities an exercise in torture. People need to be able to live.  Patients […]


Don’t Be a Pain in the Neck

When was the last time someone asked you, “Why are you such a pain in the neck?” Hopefully not lately.  This colloquial expression dates from around 1900 and it originated as the less, uh, rude option compared to being a pain in the a–. But that’s not the point. The point is that people have […]


Three Exercises for Your Golfing Back

In April’s first blog we got into why golf can be so hard on the human back and why it leads to many strains and herniated discs. In April’s second blog, let’s give you three exercises to help you lower your scores and lower your back pain at the same time. Planks Your core is […]


Swing into Less Back Pain on the Course

During this past year of COVID everyone has been “working” from home or otherwise stuck at home not being able to work. Between the two, the one good thing this pandemic has been good for is the upswing in people playing golf. It’s been a great way for long-time and first-time players to get out […]



Surgery through a Tiny Incision — Microdiscectomy

Dr. Tinley sees patients every day who come in describing pain they are having in a leg and the foot on that same side. They also often have a certain degree of numbness and sometimes weakness. These are classic symptoms of nerve compression, probably on one of the nerve roots exiting the spinal canal to […]


More Exercises for Back Health

In this month’s first blog, we gave you three exercises to help keep your back in fine form. You can find lots of more intensive exercises on health websites, but this month let’s add some simple stretches to help keep your back happy and pain-free. Knee-to-Chest Stretch: This one feels good in the way it […]



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