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Transverse myelitis: When inflammation damages the spinal cord ‘wiring’

Transverse myelitis (spinal cord inflammation) damages the “wires” that carry brain-to-muscle messages, causing lost mobility. Benjamin Greenberg, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in treating the rare autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system.

12 concussion myths debunked

Concussion awareness has come a long way, but amid the headlines and the incident involving Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa some basic facts about care for athletes who suffer a brain injury have gotten obscured.

Captain Indestructible: Dallas firefighter rises from the ashes and returns to job he loves

Dallas Fire-Rescue Capt. Chris Gadomski nearly died in a massive gas explosion in Oak Cliff in Sept. 2021. A year later, he returned to active duty.

How shockwave therapy helps heal sports and overuse injuries

Stubborn tendonitis or sports injury? See how ESWT – extracorporeal shockwave therapy – can cure chronic conditions such as plantar fasciitis without surgery.

Solving the back pain puzzle, one spine area at a time

Back pain doesn’t always indicate a problem with the spine – it can start from a variety of sources. UT Southwestern specialists Drs. Carlos Bagley and Kavita Trivedi explore what can cause upper and lower back pain and how to find relief.

New Intracept procedure provides lasting relief for chronic low-back pain

UT Southwestern is one of a few Metroplex centers to offer Intracept, a new outpatient procedure that relieves chronic lower back pain.

Get active with bite-sized ‘movement snacks’ throughout the day

No time to work out? Try “movement snacks”! Donald Kasitinon, M.D., a sports medicine physiatrist describes how daily, 5- to 10-minute activity bursts can help improve long-term health.

Break the silence of aphasia with specialized speech-language rehab

Bruce Willis retired from acting due to aphasia, a brain condition that robs patients of speech and communication skills. Nneka Ifejika, M.D., M.P.H., a stroke expert, discusses treatment options to slow the progression of aphasia.

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Diagnosing and treating an ‘invisible’ disease

Two Ehlers-Danlos syndrome specialists – and one of their patients – discuss the life-changing impacts of getting an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Making meditation work for you: A physician’s perspective

Meditation can help your physical and mental health, but it's not a practice that can be mastered overnight. Renee Enriquez, M.D. shares her story of 'meditation fails,' and how she now helps patients integrate it into their self care.

7 natural supplements that might relieve back, joint, and muscle pain

Comprehensive back pain management combines complementary and modern medicine. From turmeric and omega-3s to tai chi and traditional exercise, learn which options might help reduce pain and inflammation.

Just 10% of back pain requires surgery – and minimally invasive procedures work for many

Only 10% of patients with back pain need surgery – and if you do, chances are a minimally invasive procedure may be all you need. Learn more with spine expert Kavita Trivedi, D.O., or UT Southwestern.

Postpartum exercise: When it's safe to start running and lifting after pregnancy

Ready to start running or lifting weights again after giving birth? Physical therapist Taylor Price discusses when it's OK to start intense exercise – and how to do so safely – in this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

What to do when pregnancy becomes a pain in the tailbone

Tailbone pain is common during pregnancy, but many women find relief through special cushions, exercises, and posture tips. Learn more from Rupali Kumar, M.D.

Working at home can be a pain in the neck and back

Working from home can be a pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. Try these simple ergonomic tips and stretches to make your home office work for you.