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Back and Spine; Orthopaedics and Rehab

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.

Back and Spine

How we 3D-print a model of your spine to enhance complex back surgery

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.

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; 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; 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.