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Myelopathy

Because our vertebrae house and protect the spinal cord, it’s hard to see how the nerves that make up the spinal cord could be injured other than by some violent shearing during trauma, such as in a car accident. Actually, most cases of injury to the spinal cord, known as myelopathy, occur slowly over many […]


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 […]


Total Disc Replacement

Back in March, we talked about Tiger Woods and his spinal fusion surgery. In that blog, we discussed that Tiger opted to have the STALIF M-T Anterior Lumbar Integrated Interbody fusion implant placed. We now offer the STALIF fusion implant at DFW Center for Spinal Disorders. For May’s two blogs, let’s discuss an alternative to […]


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, […]


Did You Pinch a Nerve for St. Patrick’s Day?

On St. Patrick’s Day last month everyone goes around pinching those who had the temerity to not don green attire. At least they can’t pinch a nerve. What is a pinched nerve anyway? Can you actually pinch one? Let’s get into that in this April blog. What is a pinched nerve? A pinched nerve is […]


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 […]


Truth or Fiction About Your Back Pain

Back pain is about as universal a condition as us homo sapiens have. Sooner or later over 80 percent of us will have back pain. Who said getting up off our arms and onto two feet was a good idea? At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we see all sorts of back pain due to […]


Spondylolisthesis

The Oddity of Spondylolisthesis

It can seem incredible that one of your vertebrae can actually slip out of its correct place and onto the bone beneath. When people think of the sturdiness of their spine, it’s a hard condition to imagine. The condition is known as spondylolisthesis. In some people they may have grade 1 spondylolisthesis and not even […]


DFW Center for Spinal Disorders

Don’t Mess Around with Possible Nerve Damage

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, most of the conditions we treat involve some sort of compression of the nerves within the spinal cord or the nerve roots exiting the spinal column out to the extremities. It’s easy for patients to take their nerves for granted, but they can become damaged by continued compression and […]



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