Category Archives: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS)

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Improves Your Quality of Life

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) is a new and exciting field of medicine that is quickly gaining popularity among patients and surgeons alike. MISS is a safe and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery, offering many patient benefits.  MISS techniques are less invasive, meaning patients experience less pain and scarring. They also have a […]


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Advantages of Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery

Scoliosis is the abnormal twisting of the spine into a shape resembling an S or C, causing progressive spinal deformity and pain. When conventional treatment options fail to correct the effects of scoliosis, surgical intervention may be recommended in serious cases. Minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery is the latest procedure being used by Dr. Jason C. Tinley at […]


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Become Well-Informed About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

MIS – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – is the latest technique used by experienced surgeons to reduce the amount of tissue damage beneath the skin by making smaller incisions. Unlike traditional open surgical procedures, Dr. Jason C. Tinley at DFW Center offers MIS as an alternative method of treating several spinal disorders using an endoscope […]


More about Epidural Injections

In November’s first blog, we discussed epidural injections for chronic back pain due to nerve root compression along the spinal cord. These injections are most common in the lumbar spine, the lower back.  Since this is one of the main non-surgical treatment options for chronic pain, let’s get into it a little more in this […]


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 […]


How Does Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Work?

In September’s first DFW blog, we talked about some of the basics of minimally invasive spine surgery, which is used more and more for a wider range of procedures. This is good news for patients, as they can achieve the same results without anywhere near the same pain and recovery as is involved with open […]


Minimally Invasive is Maximally Beneficial

Advances in spine imaging, such as MRIs, allow Dr. Tinley to see smaller and smaller spinal problems. It’s now possible to see individual spinal nerves, bone spurs, and small disc fragments. To keep up with such tiny stuff, spinal surgical techniques have gone small. At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, Dr. Tinley uses minimally invasive […]


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. […]


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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 […]



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