Americans' reliance of smartphones and laptops has given rise to an epidemic of "tech neck." UT Southwestern spine specialist Kavita Trivedi, M.D., explains the epidemic and how to treat chronic neck 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.
For UT Southwestern spine surgeon Salah Aoun, M.D. , 3D printing was just a hobby at first, but now he has started to incorporate it into his surgical planning and it's also a valuable patient education tool.
Great strides are being made in stem cell therapy for spinal cord injuries. Merrine Klakeel, D.O., says that while UT Southwestern is at the center of this research, her team is currently implementing advanced strategies to help patients achieve higher levels of function and independence. Learn more.
We often think of spine pain in terms of neck pain, upper back pain, or lower back pain. But there’s much more beyond the location that matters. Ankit Patel, M.D., discusses several other important factors to consider, as well as how to avoid recurrent back pain.
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.
Stress is a commonly overlooked cause of spine pain. From the neck to the lower back, stress can cause aches and pains that affect your ability to work, play, and relax. In this MedBlog, find easy tips to overcome and prevent back pain. Learn more.