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Texas Back Institute uses its experience, talent, state-of-the-art equipment, and technology to provide superior and innovative care for patients who suffer from back and neck pain. From the beginning in 1977, the goal to perform as a center of excellence, integrating the best of science and education with the best business practices, has served Texas Back Institute well and continues to be the backbone of Texas Back Institute’s success. Over thirty-five years later, Texas Back Institute is one of the largest freestanding multidisciplinary academic spine centers in the world. Utilizing the latest technological advancements and medical breakthroughs, leading and participating in numerous FDA trials, developing surgeons through its fellowship program and employing an expert medical team and compassionate support staff, Texas Back Institute remains dedicated to helping patients get back to life. With our unparalleled commitment to spine care, Texas Back Institute has pioneered many innovative spine technologies in the United States. Here at Texas Back Institute, we are dedicated to training spine surgeons from all over the world.

Texas Back Institute uses its experience, talent, state-of-the-art equipment, and technology to provide superior and innovative care for patients who suffer from back and neck pain. From the beginning in 1977, the goal to perform as a center of excellence, integrating the best of science and education with the best business practices, has served Texas Back Institute well and continues to be the backbone of Texas Back Institute’s success. Over thirty-five years later, Texas Back Institute is one of the largest freestanding multidisciplinary academic spine centers in the world. Utilizing the latest technological advancements and medical breakthroughs, leading and participating in numerous FDA trials, developing surgeons through its fellowship program and employing an expert medical team and compassionate support staff, Texas Back Institute remains dedicated to helping patients get back to life. With our unparalleled commitment to spine care, Texas Back Institute has pioneered many innovative spine technologies in the United States. Here at Texas Back Institute, we are dedicated to training spine surgeons from all over the world.

Location:

Plano, TX

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Texas Back Institute uses its experience, talent, state-of-the-art equipment, and technology to provide superior and innovative care for patients who suffer from back and neck pain. From the beginning in 1977, the goal to perform as a center of excellence, integrating the best of science and education with the best business practices, has served Texas Back Institute well and continues to be the backbone of Texas Back Institute’s success. Over thirty-five years later, Texas Back Institute is one of the largest freestanding multidisciplinary academic spine centers in the world. Utilizing the latest technological advancements and medical breakthroughs, leading and participating in numerous FDA trials, developing surgeons through its fellowship program and employing an expert medical team and compassionate support staff, Texas Back Institute remains dedicated to helping patients get back to life. With our unparalleled commitment to spine care, Texas Back Institute has pioneered many innovative spine technologies in the United States. Here at Texas Back Institute, we are dedicated to training spine surgeons from all over the world.

Twitter:

@texasback

Language:

English


Episodes

Concern about Concussions in the NFL with Drs. Boah And Kosztowski

3/12/2020
Read the full blog here: https://texasback.com/concern-about-concussions-at-the-draft-combine-what-nfl-players-have-taught-us/ Many athletes have sought expert medical attention from Texas Back Institute and two exemplary neurosurgeons, Dr. Akwasi Boah (https://texasback.com/find-a-physician/name/akwasi-boah/) and Dr. Thomas Kosztowski (https://texasback.com/find-a-physician/name/thomas-kosztowski/) These two neurological experts recently offered insights on the diagnosis and treatment of...

Duration:00:30:41

The Future of Spine Surgery Will Involve 3D Printing with Dr Michael Hisey

12/5/2019
Read the full blog here: https://texasback.com/the-future-of-spine-surgery-will-involve-3d-printing/ There is an interesting intersection at work between the disciplines of mechanical engineering and orthopedic surgery. For example, spine surgeon Dr. Michael Hisey of Texas Back Institute earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from The California Institute of Technology. Of course, he then went on to medical school and specialized in orthopedic surgery, but his fascination...

Duration:00:15:40

Dr Scott Blumenthal Talks About Disc Replacement Revision Surgery

10/31/2019
Dr. Scott Blumenthal (https://texasback.com/find-a-physician/name/scott-blumenthal/) joins the podcast to talk about Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery, how the technology has evolved since he helped bring it to the United States nearly 20 years ago, and what can be done for the small percentage of patients that may need a revision surgery. Find more information about Total Disc Replacement athttps://texasback.com/treatments/surgical-treatments/fusion/tdr/ Join us at:...

Duration:00:09:30

Dr. Tom Kosztowski talks about How a New Treatment for ADHD Might Offer Relief for Epilepsy

8/27/2019
Read the Full story here: https://texasback.com/how-a-new-treatment-for-adhd-might-offer-relief-for-epilepsy/ There’s new hope for those who suffer from the debilitating condition of epilepsy. A minimally invasive procedure recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children holds promise for helping the 65 million people suffering from epilepsy. One of the neurosurgeons who helped evaluate this new...

Duration:00:08:37

Dr Michael Hisey Talks Sciatica - Symptoms And Treatments

6/21/2019
Dr Michael Hisey Talks Sciatica - Symptoms And Treatments by Texas Back Institute

Duration:00:08:48

Dr. Rey Bosita talks about Swimming And Diving Injuries and How to Avoid them.

6/21/2019
Dr. Rey Bosita talks about Swimming And Diving Injuries and How to Avoid them. by Texas Back Institute

Duration:00:08:58

Blog Audio Dr Belanger Talks About Ethiopia Medical Mission Award

5/2/2019
Read the full story here: https://texasback.com/why-this-texas-doctor-received-physician-of-the-year-honors-for-life-changing-work-halfway-around-the-world/ A selfless spine specialist at the renowned Texas Back Institute travels halfway around the world every year with a team of dedicated volunteers to Ethiopia to perform some of the most complex spine surgeries in the most challenging of circumstances. For his relentless pursuit of life-changing surgery to patients who are critically...

Duration:00:14:48

Dr Rey Bosita On Herniated Discs

1/3/2019
Dr. Rey Bosita, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute talks about herniated discs, and the symptoms that you need to watch for. What is a herniated disc? Between each bony vertebral body is a disc that acts as a shock absorber and a hinge. As we age, the disc becomes dehydrated, making it less supportive and more prone to injury. Even a healthy, well-hydrated disc can be injured. The disc is composed of the annulus, which is a tough tissue that makes up the outside of the disc....

Duration:00:09:06

Dr Ted Belanger Talks About Spinal Instability

12/20/2018
Dr. Ted Belanger talks about Spinal Instability in this short, but informative podcast. Spinal Instability is described as excessive motion of vertebral bodies in relation to one another is considered spinal instability. Some motion is, of course, normal. Motion can be described as instability when the motion is significantly greater than that at adjacent levels. Spinal instability can be the result of an injury, degenerative process, tumor, previous surgery or congenital condition. Symptoms...

Duration:00:04:39

Dr. Thomas Kosztowski Talks About The Common Causes Of Neck Pain

9/5/2018
Dr. Thomas Kosztowski Talks About The Common Causes Of Neck Pain by Texas Back Institute

Duration:00:19:27

Dr Craig Lankford Talks About The Dangers of Ibuprofen

7/27/2018
View the full story here: https://texasback.com/are-you-taking-too-much-ibuprofen-for-your-constant-pain-the-answer-is-most-likely-yes/ Whether it is chronic or acute, pain affects the quality of life of millions of Americans every day. Pain varies in severity, based on its cause and other factors. It is felt when special nerves that detect tissue damage send signals to transmit information about the damage along the spinal cord to the brain. Literally, billions of dollars are spent each...

Duration:00:08:46

Dr Scott Kutz Talks About New Technology To Fight Spine Pain And The Opioid Crisis

5/17/2018
Dr. Scott Kutz (https://texasback.com/find-a-physician/name/scott-kutz/) , a neurosurgeon at Texas Back Institute (https://texasback.com/treatments/surgical-treatments/fusion/tdr/spinal-cord-stimulation-scs/), treats hundreds of patients each year for back pain and has some first-hand experience with spine stimulation. “The original spine stimulators were developed in the 1960s,” he said. “However, the technology could not be used in a wide-spread fashion until the 1980s. This was because...

Duration:00:10:17

Dr Jessica Shellock Talks About Degenerative Disc Disease

5/15/2018
Read the full article at www.texasback.com/blog New Research: An Imaging Biomarker Could Change Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease There is promising news for millions of patients who suffer from lower back pain and disability caused by degenerative disc disease. Researchers in Hong Kong recently published their findings in the medical journal Spine. They found a novel imaging biomarker that seems to correlate to degenerative disc disease and lower back pain. While the researchers noted...

Duration:00:08:46

Dr Kevin Ju Talks About The Difference In Acute And Chronic Back Pain

4/11/2018
Dr. Kevin Ju, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute talks about the difference in symptoms and treatment options for patients who suffer from Acute Back Pain and Chronic Back Pain. For more information visit: https://texasback.com/treatments/ Join us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/texasbackinstitute Or Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TexasBack

Duration:00:05:09

Decompression Spine Surgery - Explained by Dr. Kevin Ju

2/28/2018
For more info visit: https://texasback.com/treatments/surgical-treatments/decompression/ Dr. Kevin Ju, explains what decompression surgery is and who would be a good candidate. So, what is Decompression Surgery? Any surgery that relieves compression of the spinal cord or spinal nerves is considered to be decompression surgery. If the compression results from a disc herniation, the surgery is a discectomy. If the compression is because of a narrowed spinal canal that is placing pressure on...

Duration:00:05:21

Dr Duffy - Life After Injuries To Two Golfers

2/26/2018
Facet Joint PainAs a former collegiate golfer and current avid player, Dr. Michael Duffy, a spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute, is an excellent source for information on playing the game at a high level without succumbing to back injuries. As a student of the game and its players, he has excellent insights about the causes for the injuries to these two players and how amateur golfers can avoid them. “A lot of what’s going on today is due to the fact that golfers are better athletes than...

Duration:00:08:25

Dr Michael Hisey Talks About How Surgeons Join Athletes in the “Zone”

2/13/2018
Surgeons, such as Dr. Michael Hisey (https://texasback.com/find-a-physician/name/michael-hisey/) of Texas Back Institute, must perform at a high level every time they step into the operating room. In many cases any error – no matter how small – can be catastrophic for the patient. Plus, surgeries can take hours to complete, and it is absolutely critical that the surgeon’s intense concentration remain high throughout the procedure. As someone who is recognized internationally as one of the...

Duration:00:09:11

Dr Kevin Ju Talks About Ankylosing Spondylitis

8/17/2017
On any given day, the waiting room of Texas Back Institute is filled with people who are experiencing back pain. In most cases, these patients are over 50 and have age-related causes for their pain, ranging from arthritis, wear and tear from work or other conditions that affect their spine. By and large, back pain is an older person’s problem. However, a form of chronic back pain that affects younger patients has received more discussion and research among spine specialists. This disease is...

Duration:00:09:20

Epilepsy And New Technologies To Treat The Brain with Dr. Akwasi Boah

7/12/2017
Epilepsy And New Technologies To Treat The Brain with Dr. Akwasi Boah by Texas Back Institute

Duration:00:13:22

Dr. Boah Talks About Conservative Care Treatments For Back Pain

7/7/2017
Dr. Akwasi Boah, Neurosurgeon at Texas Back Institute explains conservative care treatments for back pain. 90 percent of people who suffer from back pain can be treated using conservative care treatments without having surgery. Some of these conservative care treatments include: ice, heat, anti-inflammatories medication, physical therapy, injections, rhizotomy, and chiropractic care. For more information visit: https://texasback.com/patients/patient-education Join us:...

Duration:00:05:59