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Leg and Foot Pain Forth Worth TX

Microdiscectomy

When a patient has a herniated disc that is pressing on a nearby nerve root, the pain can be chronic and radiate down into the legs. If the disc herniation has continued for some time, the patient may even have numbness, weakness, or other neurological symptoms in the leg and foot. At DFW Center for […]


Disc Disease Forth Worth TX

Spinal Discs 101

When you hear people talking about their back problems, they’ll say things such as “I slipped a disc.” or “I have a disintegrated disc.” But what are the spinal discs? And what happens to them that make for such painful symptoms? Since we deal with the spinal discs every day at DFW Center for Spinal […]


Spinal Osteoarthritis Fort Worth TX

Spinal Osteoarthritis

Just about all of us over the age of 45 or 50 have arthritis. You read that right, but it’s not the type you think of where a person’s joints become so painful it’s hard to function. That’s rheumatoid arthritis. Most all of us who been active in our lives have some degree of osteoarthritis. […]


Back Surgery Fort Worth TX

Using Back Braces

When we’re dealing with fractures or have performed fusion surgery on the lumbar spine, we often use back braces to limit the motion and help the healing process. There are two types of back braces: rigid braces and corset braces. Here’s a little information about them, along with the pros and cons of wearing a […]


Back Pain Treatment Fort Worth TX

Posture and Back Pain

Most of us remember having our mother tell us, usually during our high school years, to stand up and quit slouching. Since high school and slouching kind of go together, we didn’t really listen. Our backs wish we had. Our spine is a miracle worker of stability, but when we stoop or slouch, when we […]


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery | DFW Center for Spinal Disorders

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we use minimally invasive methods for spinal surgery whenever possible. Some patients think this implies that these surgeries are riskier because the surgeon doesn’t have all the tissue opened up providing full access to the spine. However, with our extensive expertise in these methods, there is no decrease in […]


Can a Vertebra Collapse? Fort Worth TX

Can a Vertebra Collapse?

It may seem virtually impossible that a person could have one of his or her vertebrae collapse, but it can happen. This is called a compression fracture. The usual cause is osteoporosis, which thins and weakens the bones. At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we diagnose and treat these types of fractures all the time. […]


Back Surgery Fort Worth TX

Back Fusion and Mobility

Since April is a special month for golfers with The Masters at the beginning of the month, this could be a good time for a blog about the most famous recipient of back fusion surgery. Tiger Woods. Although we didn’t perform his back fusion surgery at DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, our team of board-certified […]


Back Pain Treatment Fort Worth TX

Referred Back Pain

Seeing that title, you’d think this could be about your Uncle Wally with the bad back who in most conversations somehow brings it around to referring to his aching back. Actually, referred back pain tends to be an achy, dull and migratory pain, meaning it’s not a sharp pain and it tends to move around. […]


Myelopathy | DFW Center for Spinal Disorders

Myelopathy

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders we see plenty of disc herniations, compressed nerves, and bulging discs. All of these can lead to myelopathy, which refers to the loss of spinal cord activity. This can be a result of sudden injury or the natural degeneration of the spine that occurs with aging. It’s important to […]


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