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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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What kinds of surgery are used for chronic neck pain?

Life can be a pain in the neck…literally. Humans weren’t meant to be hunched over a computer all day. We weren’t meant for the sedentary lifestyles most of us now lead. Plus, the cartilage in our joints has trouble keeping up with our ever-lengthening lifespans. The seven vertebrae and surrounding muscles that make up our […]

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2021
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Removing the Back of a Vertebra — Laminectomy

A compressed nerve is not a happy nerve. Much of the chronic pain we suffer outside of our joints is due to nerve compression involving our spinal cord and the nerve roots exiting the spinal cord. This can show itself in back pain directly at the site of the compression or it can show itself […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2021
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Pay Attention to Those Facial Twitches

At Texas Neurosurgery, our board-certified neurosurgeons deal with many situations, such as aneurysms or vertebral fractures that are instantly serious and often could present life and death possibilities. But we sometimes come across a condition that starts quite innocuously, often with an occasional twitching in an eyelid, yet it can still end up requiring surgery […]

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2020
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Fractures in the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Last month, our blog addressed a broken neck, less dramatically known as a fractured vertebra in the cervical spine, the seven vertebrae that make up our neck. Just so we don’t overlook the 17 other vertebrae that make up our spine, this month let’s get into fractures of the thoracic or lumbar spine. Our Texas […]

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2020
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