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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.

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Hip dysplasia is not just a condition that affects your dog

Hip dysplasia is a term most people associate with their dogs, but the condition is the leading cause of hip arthritis in young women and it is also the most common abnormality among newborns, according to the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. UT Southwestern Dr. Joel Wells and his team have discovered a new protein that can predict osteoarthritis in patients.

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Too gruesome for video: The ‘high-energy’ injury of Dallas Cowboy Allen Hurns

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns suffered a grotesque ankle dislocation during the NFC Wildcard playoff game on Jan. 5, 2019. In this week’s blog, Dane Wukich, M.D., discusses treatment and recovery for high-energy joint injuries.

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10 alternative back pain treatments to try before choosing surgery

Chronic back pain can prevent you from performing your best at work or enjoying favorite activities. However, before you take pain medications or undergo surgery, try one of these natural, alternative treatments to relieve your pain.

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Can a standing desk help my back pain?

Standing desks have become popular in recent years and are marketed as a solution for back pain and lagging productivity. Though sitting for long periods of time can cause back pain, standing desks aren’t a cure-all and can cause additional pain if not used properly.

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Brain Experts Help Paralyzed College Student Walk Again

Kiara Connely has a rare autoimmune disease robbed her of her vision and her ability to walk.

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Amputees Experience What it's Like to Feel Again

Researchers are using sensory feedback technology to create a prosthetic hand that can feel.

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Perspectives 75: Annie

Annie woke up one day and could not move her legs because of transverse myelitis. See where she is now.

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Medical therapy for fragility fractures improves patient mobility, reduces recurrence

A national movement is underway to form comprehensive bone fragility programs such as ours at UT Southwestern. Expert providers can pinpoint and medically treat the underlying causes of fragility fractures, returning more patients to mobility and reducing recurrent fractures.

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Young and hip: Joint preservation surgery may be the long-term answer to hip pain

Dr. Joel Wells talks about joint preservation surgery in the young adult with symptomatic hip pain can prevent osteoarthritis progression. At UT Southwestern, we’re emphasizing preservation of the native hip in patients from 14 years of age to adult, rather than replacing the native hip with a prosthesis.