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Cervical Radiculopathy

You never want to go around compressing one of your nerves. This goes for cases from carpal tunnel syndrome to stenosis. You may not have heard of another case called cervical radiculopathy, but it can lead to chronic pain that can be quite debilitating. We address the causes of radiculopathy at DFW Center for Spinal […]


Good and Bad Exercises for Back Pain

If you have a spine and you’re standing upright on two feet all day, you’re going to have back pain at some point in your life. That’s about as guaranteed as the sun coming up every day. So, what should you do about it? Rest, of course, is necessary, particularly if the pain is acute. […]


Scoliosis

Many issues with the spine have names that most people have never heard, terms such as spondylolisthesis or stenosis. But just about everyone has heard or scoliosis, probably because the condition is often identified by middle school screening exams. Scoliosis is a lateral (sideways) curvature in the spine. If you’re looking at a healthy spine […]


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Whip that Whiplash with the DFW Team

Sometimes people think a person has suffered whiplash when they actually have not. The easy way to picture the condition is to picture its namesake, the whip. The movement right before a whip snaps is the thing to visualize. That rapid swaying of your neck backward and then forward or vice versa is the movement […]


The Pain in the Butt that is Sciatica

OK, so you’re stuck in traffic on the 30 and suddenly your leg on the accelerator starts burning and is painful. Or your butt has the same. You may even have shooting pain down one or both legs. Not the best solution for rush hour irritation. Sounds like you may be having a bout of […]


Another Fact of Aging — Spinal Stenosis

With the passing years may come wisdom, but it also brings some degenerative issues, even with your spine. Degenerative changes in the spine — a collapsed disc, bone spurs, or cysts — can cause the spinal canal to narrow. This tightening may lead to pinching of the spinal cord, which then leads to problems with […]


Some Myths About Back Pain

Back pain is so common — over 80 percent of us will have back pain at some point — there are myths that have arisen about causes and cures. Since we’re all about the spine at DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we’ll put some of these out there to dispel the misinformation. See if these […]


Treating Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a neck condition we treat at DFW Center for Spinal Disorders. CSM is a neck condition that arises when the spinal cord becomes compressed due to wear and tear that naturally affects the spine as we age. CSM is common in patients over 50. Because the spinal cord carries nerve […]


Causes of Back Pain

Back pain is common in this country. At some point, just about every one of us has at least some moderate back pain. Here are some of the most common factors that can lead to strain that shows itself in your aching back. Causes of back pain Poor physical fitness — When your muscles aren’t […]


That Pain in the Neck

There are lots of things that could be deemed a “pain in the neck:” your boss, a two-year old throwing a tantrum, your mother-in-law, your neighbor’s yippy dog. But a real pain in the neck is worse than any of those things. It can limit your head movement, your ability to exercise, even your overall […]


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