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Back and Spine; COVID

Back pain relief at home: COVID-19 accelerates advances in video spine exams

Back pain can take a major toll on quality of life. Find out how our Spine Care team uses video visits to diagnose and treat patients with back, neck, and nerve pain. Learn more.

Back and Spine; COVID; Orthopaedics and Rehab

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.

Back and Spine

Got a bad back? Exercise could be the key to relieving pain

Spinal disc degeneration is common with age, but back pain doesn’t have to be. Find out how exercise can help prevent and alleviate back pain naturally – and know when it's time to see a doctor. Learn more.

Back and Spine; Prevention

Why the location of back pain is only part of the diagnosis

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.

Back and Spine

Adult scoliosis can be a pain in the back and legs

Adult scoliosis can cause low-back pain, but it’s often leg pain or sciatica that drives patients to the Spine Center. In this week’s blog, find out how scoliosis can affect the legs and back and how many patients can overcome symptoms without surgery.

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.

Back and Spine; Prevention

Golfer’s guide: 5 ways to avoid back pain

Don’t let back pain short-side your golf game. Carlos Bagley, M.D., offers five tips for golfers to avoid back pain and serious spine injuries related to the sport. Learn more.

Back and Spine; Brain

Easy tips to relieve stress-related neck and back pain

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.

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Specialist spotlight: Paging Dr. Shaleen Vira

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Shaleen Vira has dual faculty appointments – in neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery – and he is also Director of Spine Surgery Research. He leads multidisciplinary efforts to develop ways to make spine surgery safer and more effective. He practices spine care at UT Southwestern in Frisco, one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.

Back and Spine; Brain

Specialist spotlight: Paging Dr. Kathryn Hoes

Dr. Kathryn Hoes is a neurosurgeon who specializes in complex spine disorders. She will be practicing at UT Southwestern Frisco.