Below you will find interesting, informative, and timely spine health reads from knowledgable authors and sources around the world.


How To Prepare For Back Surgery

Despite the potential benefits of back surgery, the process is still intimidating—knowing how to prepare for back surgery and understanding the recovery process can make the experience more manageable and successful.

30th Nov, 2022


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What You Need To Know About Spine Surgery

If your doctor recently recommended surgery, you may find yourself comparing the pros and cons. Dr. Jacob Rumley discusses what you need to know about spine surgery before making your decision, from treatment options to the benefits.

20th Oct, 2022


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Top 5 Questions I Am Asked As A Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Patient

Physician Assistant Cheri Phillips answers frequently asked questions about her Total Disc Replacement surgery with prodisc L.

30th Aug, 2022


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Recovery After Cervical Total Disc Replacement: Covered

This video provides a short but comprehensive rundown of the recovery process after a Cervical (Neck Region) Total Disc Replacement procedure, as compared to the recovery from a Cervical Fusion.

11th Jul, 2022


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The Benefits of Lumbar Disc Replacement: Am I A Candidate?

Lumbar disc replacement is a lower back surgery where a degenerated disc is replaced with a motion-preserving mechanical device that mimics the natural motion previously provided by the disc. In this article, Denver Neurosurgeon Mark Robinson, MD explores the benefits of disc replacement and the criteria required to be a candidate.

2nd May, 2022


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Living with Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease, or DDD, is the natural aging or traumatic breakdown of the shock-absorbing discs in your spine—and can cause pain and discomfort. In this article, Neurosurgeon Bradley Duhon, MD discusses the impact of DDD on daily life and management of DDD symptoms.

17th Mar, 2022


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Questions to Ask Your Spine Surgeon, Part 3

The third entry in the "Questions to Ask Your Spine Surgeon" series presents patients with a list of potential questions to ask a surgeon during the surgical discussion appointment—once the choice to have surgery has been made.

9th Dec, 2021


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Questions to Ask Your Spine Surgeon, Part 2

The multi-part series "Questions to Ask Your Spine Surgeon" continues with a list of questions to ask your surgeon during the diagnosis appointment.

18th Aug, 2021


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Questions to Ask Your Spine Surgeon, Part 1

Having any major surgery, including spine surgery, is a very big decision. Asking questions of your spine surgeon is important to ensure you understand the surgical procedure, you have the correct expectations for the day of the surgery and your return to home. This is the first of a multipart series that aims to provide the most pertinent questions about Spine Surgery for your surgeon.

29th Jun, 2021


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Gardening Tips for Back Pain Patients

This five minute video is geared toward patients with a passion to garden, who want to know how to stay fit for the entire gardening season—a topic born out of the many questions Dr. McLain’s spine patients have had over the years as they seek to pursue their Spring-time gardening passion without incurring back or neck set-backs.

6th May, 2021


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Why Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery May be a Better Option Than Traditional Back Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) is often a faster and safer method of treatment in comparison to open surgery. Read on to discover an even wider range of ways that MISS may be a better option than traditional back surgery.

15th Apr, 2021


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Am I A Candidate for Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery?

Find out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery—including how to know when surgery is right for you, what spinal fusion is, and what to expect before and after the procedure.

26th Jan, 2021


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Life After prodisc | Back on Course with Dr. Robert Masson

After cervical spine surgery with the prodisc C Total Disc Replacement, Dr. Robert Masson is "Back on Course"—as a race car driver, as a spine surgeon, as an adventurer, and as a family man. See why he chose motion preservation with the prodisc C and how it has allowed his post-surgical active life to flourish.

21st Jan, 2021


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COVID-19 and Spine Surgery: Tips for Patients

As the Coronavirus begins to subside and States reopen for business, these elective surgeries are starting to be scheduled and performed at both hospitals and outpatient surgery centers.

5th Oct, 2020


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Cervical Spinal Fusion vs Total Disc Replacement:
Which One Should I Choose?

Demystifying the debate between Fusion and Total Disc Replacement for patients.

12th Aug, 2020


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Protecting Your Spine: Back Exercise You Can Do At Home

It is important to make sure you are exercising daily to stay healthy, flexible, and to provide support from your back.

25th Jun, 2020


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The 20th Anniversary of Artificial Disc Replacement at Texas Back Institute: What This Means for the Future

This year is the 20th anniversary of the artificial disc replacement procedure being performed at Texas Back Institute and thousands of patients are celebrating with them!

1st Jun, 2020


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Protecting Your Spine: Tips for Working from Home through COVID-19

To be productive while at home, it is important to ensure that you are working safely and effectively.

20th May, 2020


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They Regained Their Lives

These individuals can inspire your journey to healing and life after disc replacement surgery—and the hope of freedom from spine-induced pain and discomfort.


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