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Douglas Dickson, M.D.

Back and Spine; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Woman who could barely stand up has 'zero pain' after spinal fusion surgery

Laurie Zapatka was injured in a car accident 20 years ago and her back pain became progressively worse over the years. By the time she came to UT Southwestern, her mobility was severely limited, but a day after posterior spinal fusion surgery with Douglas Dickson, M.D., she was up and moving with "zero pain."

Back and Spine; Orthopaedics and Rehab

5 signs your back pain might be an emergency

Severe back pain might be a sign of a more serious underlying medical emergency. In this week’s MedBlog, two spine experts discuss five symptoms that should indicate seeing a doctor right away. Read more.