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Cervical Foraminotomy

What is a Foraminotomy?

Nerve roots can become impinged and compressed down the entire spine, although the most likely locations are the cervical spine (neck) and the lumbar spine (lower back). Bone spurs can develop in the spinal canal. Discs can herniate and push on the nerves. And in the neck, the foramen is often the problem area. At […]


Fusing Troublesome Vertebrae

In golf-crazed Texas, most everyone knows about the world’s most famous spinal fusion patient — Tiger Woods. Now a year and change into his return to professional golf, most any story about him involves his fusion surgery and how it affects his golf game and his life overall. Thus far, the results show real promise […]


degenerative disc disease Fort Worth TX

What’s Behind Your Degenerating Discs?

The passing years take a toll on our entire body, and it holds up remarkably well. But our vertebrae and spinal discs show their age with degenerative disc disease. Not an actual “disease,” this is a condition where the natural wear and tear on the spinal discs causes one or more discs to become unstable, […]


Scoliosis Fort Worth TX

The Curving Spine of Scoliosis

We often think of our spine as being pretty straight. After all, didn’t your mom always tell you to stand up straight? Reality is that our spines have a natural curve to them. But some people have excessive spinal curving. This is known as scoliosis. At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we help patients manage […]


Back Pain Treatment Fort Worth TX

Bad Exercises for Your Back

Since we’re just a few months into the New Year, some of you may actually still be living up to your resolutions. Way to go, especially if one of them was to exercise more. That said, even the most regular exercise participants often don’t understand why certain workouts have them grabbing their lower back the […]


Sciatica | Forth Worth TX

Epidural Injections for Sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates out along the path of the sciatic nerve. This nerve branches from your lumbar spine (lower back) and runs downward through your hips and buttocks and then down into each leg. Sciatica usually affects just one side. At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we often use epidural injections to […]


Spinal Stenosis

If you have chronic, non-improving back pain, it could be due to spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, the opening through which the nerve roots pass. Stenosis can develop in any area of the spine.   At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we have various ways for treating spinal stenosis, […]


Back Surgery Fort Worth TX

Exercise after Microdiscectomy Surgery

Back surgery sure isn’t what it used to be…and that’s a good thing. Most people know of someone who had open back surgery 15 or 20 years ago, and the healing and recovery facets of the procedure often weren’t pretty. Thanks to minimally invasive techniques that continue to evolve, when we now perform many lumbar […]


Spondylosis Fort Worth TX

You Can’t Spell and Don’t Want Spondylolisthesis

Our spines are amazing. First off, they allow use to separate ourselves from Rover sitting behind you and other animals and walk around upright. Of course, there are times when we wish we couldn’t do that. One such case is when one vertebra slips in forward out of its normal location and onto the vertebra […]


What are Back Spasms?

When we bend over to pick something up or lift something a little too far away from us, we often pay for it with debilitating back pain. Ouch, a muscle spasm. Usually these result from overuse, sports, or some accident/wrong move. But the root cause of most muscle spasms is an actual injury to something […]


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