Dealing with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

As we get older, nothing seems to work as efficiently as in our younger days. This is even true of the spine and the spinal cord within it. Over time the spine can develop degenerative changes that lead to compression of the spinal cord. This condition is called spinal stenosis and can lead to serious […]

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2021
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The Degenerative Cascade

Back in July we gave you a little primer on our spinal discs. It’s amazing that these 23 discs — six in the cervical spine, 12 in the thoracic spine, and five in the lumbar spine — can handle such loads day in and day out.  Our spinal discs are little shock absorbing miracle workers…until […]

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2021
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A Broken Back

Our lumbar spine is the part of the spine most associated with bearing heavy loads. Because of this burden it also is the source of most of our back pain.  The L1-L5 vertebrae make up the lumbar spine, connecting the thoracic spine with the pelvis.  When one of these five vertebrae are fractured, you could […]

Those Shaky Hands Aren’t a Sign of Aging

Many people have the misconception that having shaking hands is just another part of getting older. Others are sure it’s the first sign of Parkinson’s disease.  Reality is that both of those groups are probably wrong. What could be going on is a nerve disorder known as essential tremor. While it’s not a life-threatening condition, […]

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic motor/nervous system disorder that occurs when the cells that produce dopamine become destroyed or severely damaged. Dopamine is a chemical that sends signals to the brain to control movement. As these cells diminish and the disease progresses, patients gradually lose control of their ability to manage their movements.  At Texas […]

Spinal Discs 101

It doesn’t matter how you do it — whether a bad fall while water skiing over at Lavon Lake or if you helped your brother move a sofa and bent just the wrong way — a herniated disc can create pain moving forward that can be hard to calm down. Our expert team at Texas […]

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2021
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Fixing Your Aching Wrists

Today we do more repetitive work with our fingers than in older times. Tasks such as typing can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition caused by pressure on the median nerve and typified by pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling. One of the options for treatment is surgery. In these outpatient procedures our three Texas […]

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2021
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Good and Bad Exercises for Back Pain

At Texas Neurosurgery, we are called on to surgically address many back injuries. Procedures such as microdiscectomies, laminectomies, artificial disc replacements, and others often can point back to an initial back injury as the start of the problem.  The reality of modern life, where we spend a lot of time sitting and aren’t as physically […]

  • Posted on: May 15 2021
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What is Golfer’s Elbow?

Whether playing Stevens Park or Dallas National, golf’s big around here and across Texas. If you play enough, you may have developed a condition colloquially known as “golfer’s elbow.” You can see why people call it that. The clinical term is ulnar nerve entrapment or cubital tunnel syndrome. At Texas Neurosurgery, we can treat golfer’s […]

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2021
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The Unwanted Surprise of an Aneurysm

A brain aneurysm is a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain. Although it can only be seen on scans, if you could see an aneurysm it would look like a berry hanging off of a stem. An aneurysm on its own is not a problem, as they are typically small and […]

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2021
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