Category Archives: Spinal Disorders

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. […]


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 […]



More About Total Disc Replacement

When a patient is suffering from chronic back pain that hasn’t responded to conservative treatments for at least six months, it can be time to move treatment to the next level. Dr. Tinley may now discuss with you procedures such as microdiscectomies and laminectomies, both of which aim to relieve compression of the spinal cord […]


Spinal Stenosis and Your Spine

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, Dr. Tinley treats patients every day whose back issues and pain are all due to a lack of space in the spinal canal or where the nerve roots exit the spine. This is known as spinal stenosis. Stenosis is usually in the cervical spine (neck), affecting the neck, shoulders, […]


Good Enough for Tiger, Good Enough for DFW

If you have a herniated or otherwise thoroughly degenerated spinal disc you may be considering fusion surgery and you’re likely assuming many of the activities you formerly liked to participate in will probably become things of your past. Not so. If you don’t believe it, ask Tiger Woods. The world’s most famous athlete was virtually […]


In the Spine, Too Much Curve is No Good

It’s easy to think of our spines as straight. Not so. Our spines aren’t meant to be like the highway from Amarillo to Oklahoma City. A healthy spine has gentle curves as it progresses from the cervical spine down to the lumbar spine of the lower back. When viewed from the side, the spine has […]


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 […]




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