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When Sciatica Warrants Advanced Medical Intervention

When Sciatica Warrants Advanced Medical Intervention

Sciatica often resolves on its own, and most people with persistent sciatica don’t require surgery. However, when surgery is the most appropriate option, a skilled orthopedic surgeon can use minimally invasive techniques to bring you relief.
Feb 2nd, 2024

What Are My Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Kyphosis?

Not all cases of kyphosis cause symptoms. However, if you’re dealing with middle or low back pain as a result of kyphosis, working with a spine specialist can help you find the right treatment or combination of treatments to help you get relief.
Jan 10th, 2024
Do I Need Surgery for My Herniated Disc?

Do I Need Surgery for My Herniated Disc?

When herniated disc pain doesn’t go away on its own, it’s time to look into options for treatment. While surgery is effective, it isn’t always necessary. Visit a spine specialist to find out what’s best for your situation.
Dec 2nd, 2023
Can Spinal Arthritis Be Reversed?

Can Spinal Arthritis Be Reversed?

Spinal arthritis doesn’t have to control your life. Working with a spine doctor helps you get a handle on your symptoms so you feel and function better, and effective treatment can put you back in the driver’s seat of your life.
Nov 16th, 2023
I Was Just Diagnosed With Osteoarthritis. What Are My Options?

I Was Just Diagnosed With Osteoarthritis. What Are My Options?

Receiving an osteoarthritis diagnosis might feel overwhelming, but it's the first step toward managing your condition and improving your quality of life. Knowing your treatment options can empower you to make the best decisions for your health.
Oct 1st, 2023
All About the SI Joint

All About the SI Joint

Do you have a nagging pain in your lower back that never seems to go away? There are many causes of lower back pain, including issues with your SI joint, which plays a significant role in your movements.
Sep 1st, 2023
Does Cartilage Regenerate on Its Own?

Does Cartilage Regenerate on Its Own?

Injuries that involve damage to cartilage can take longer to heal. Find out how this unique connective tissue functions, how cartilage injuries are treated, and what you can do to keep your cartilage healthy.
Aug 4th, 2023
6 Benefits of Telemedicine

6 Benefits of Telemedicine

Discover a modern approach to health care that brings the doctor's office to you. Telemedicine offers numerous benefits, making it easier than ever to receive top-notch care for your spine-related needs.
Jun 1st, 2023
I Have a Family History of Spinal Arthritis: Can I Avoid It?

I Have a Family History of Spinal Arthritis: Can I Avoid It?

If you’re concerned about your family history of spinal arthritis, the good news is that your genes aren’t your destiny. There are steps you can take to lower your risk of developing osteoarthritis of the spine. Keep reading to learn how.
Apr 30th, 2023
Is Spinal Stenosis Reversible?

Is Spinal Stenosis Reversible?

It’s possible to get relief from the pain and discomfort of spinal stenosis. Visit with a spine specialist to confirm your diagnosis and discuss treatment options to help restore a life with less pain.
Apr 4th, 2023
4 Ways to Protect Your Back From Pain or Injury

4 Ways to Protect Your Back From Pain or Injury

Back pain and injuries, especially to your lower back, are extremely common. And when they’re severe, they can significantly affect your quality of life. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your risk.
Mar 5th, 2023
Is Your Sleeping Position Harming Your Spine?

Is Your Sleeping Position Harming Your Spine?

If you have nagging joint stiffness, tightness, or discomfort that isn't going away, it's time to look at your sleeping habits. Certain sleeping positions can throw your spine out of alignment.
Feb 7th, 2023
Diet Hacks That Help Sciatica

Diet Hacks That Help Sciatica

From interfering with work productivity to preventing you from leading an active lifestyle, sciatic nerve pain can take the wind out of your sails. When persistent sciatica strikes, rely on a skilled spine specialist to help.
Nov 2nd, 2022
How to Prepare for Your Telemedicine Appointment

How to Prepare for Your Telemedicine Appointment

Telmedicine uses reliable video and secure messaging to give you continued access to your health care providers from anywhere. Find out how technology can help you stay connected to spine care and what you need to do to prepare for your appointment.
Oct 9th, 2022
What Can Go Wrong With the SI Joint?

What Can Go Wrong With the SI Joint?

Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain varies from mild to debilitating. If conservative treatments have failed to provide adequate relief from your lower back or pelvic pain, it’s time to discuss other options.
Sep 14th, 2022
Is the Pain You're Feeling Due to Myelopathy?

Is the Pain You're Feeling Due to Myelopathy?

When you have back pain that won’t go away, an appropriate diagnosis is the first step on the path to getting relief. If left untreated, myelopathy not only can cause chronic back pain, but it can also mean permanent damage to your spinal cord.
Aug 10th, 2022
What Is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome?

What Is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome?

If you still have pain or if your pain has gotten worse following back surgery, you may have failed back surgery syndrome. You still have options for improving your back pain and other symptoms even after a failed first surgery.
Jul 17th, 2022
What’s Causing My Spinal Arthritis?

What’s Causing My Spinal Arthritis?

Most back pain is temporary and resolves on its own. When back pain doesn’t go away, it could be due to a condition such as spinal arthritis. The right treatment can relieve your pain and help you function better.
Jun 6th, 2022
Treating Your Compression Fracture with Kyphoplasty

Treating Your Compression Fracture with Kyphoplasty

Bones weakened by osteoporosis is the most common cause of spinal fracture. Treatment with minimally invasive kyphoplasty reposition and binds the vertebrae, relieves pain, and helps to restore function. Learn more here.
May 11th, 2022
5 Ways to Ease Your Sciatica Pain

5 Ways to Ease Your Sciatica Pain

Anyone who has experienced sciatica knows how the shooting pain can send a jolt down your body that disrupts your day-to-day activities. The pain can be intense, so how do you find relief?
Apr 4th, 2022
How Does Telemedicine Work?

How Does Telemedicine Work?

We’re at a new frontier in telemedicine where patients can stay connected to your provider and receive top-quality orthopedic care using readily available technology.
Mar 3rd, 2022
Symptoms and Treatments for Cervical Stenosis

Symptoms and Treatments for Cervical Stenosis

Cervical spinal stenosis can cause chronic neck pain that interferes with your daily life. If you’re struggling with pain, visit an orthopedist to discuss options for treatments.
Dec 12th, 2021
What Causes Sciatica?

What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica can cause severe pain that makes it hard to enjoy life. If you’re plagued by shooting, stabbing, or burning pain that starts in your low back and radiates down your leg, you may have sciatica, and treatment is available.
Sep 1st, 2021
Posture Tips to Support Spine Health

Posture Tips to Support Spine Health

Good posture is one of the best defenses against back pain. Standing and sitting up straight keeps your spine in proper alignment and promotes good spine health.
Aug 4th, 2021

These Are the Best Foods for Your Bones

Back pain is one of the most common problems people face, and often age-related wear and tear is the culprit. A nutritious diet is one key part of keeping your bones and joints strong and healthy.
Jul 27th, 2021

Can Sciatica Cause Leg Pain?

Many Americans experience mysterious leg pain caused by a pinched sciatic nerve. Scheduling a visit with an orthopedic specialist like Dr. Jones is the first step to getting some answers and treatment to relieve your pain.
Jun 15th, 2021

Spine Curvature: What You Need to Know About Kyphosis

At its worst, kyphosis can cause pain and reduced mobility, and put pressure on your lungs, leading to breathing problems. If you have any concern about your spinal health, schedule a visit with an orthopedic specialist.
May 9th, 2021

What to Do About Age-Related Back Pain

Chronic age-related back pain can stop you in your tracks. Get your life back and the pain relief you deserve with proven treatments that restore function and quality of life.
Apr 7th, 2021

Signs of Piriformis Syndrome

Compression of nerves that run through your buttock and down your leg can cause major pain and discomfort. Recognizing the signs and contacting a specialist is the best way to get much-needed relief.
Mar 8th, 2021

Our Best Treatments for Herniated Discs

When you have a herniated disc flare-up, simply bending and moving can cause excruciating pain. Fortunately, there are treatments available that can relieve the pressure, ease the pain, and help you get back to life.
Feb 9th, 2021

Tingling in Your Arms: Is It Cervical Radiculopathy?

You don’t have to suffer with ongoing neck pain or tingling. The team at The Spine Institute of Southeast Texas has the expertise to get to the root of your problem and employ effective solutions to help you feel better and function well.
Jan 7th, 2021

Degenerative Conditions That Fuel Back Pain

When you have degenerative disc disease, simple activities such as reaching for a cup from the cupboard can cause excruciating pain. If you’re living with this condition, there is hope, as treatments can provide lasting pain relief.
Dec 16th, 2020

Common Causes of Cervical Stenosis

Neck pain that doesn’t go away warrants a trip to a spine specialist. A comprehensive evaluation provides the answers you need to get relief so that you can get back to what matters most.
Nov 10th, 2020

5 Great Stretching Exercises for Your Spine

Back pain can throw a major wrench into your daily life. Along with visiting an orthopedic specialist, adding some simple stretches to your exercise regimen can help bring relief.
Sep 21st, 2020

Why Women Are More Prone to Kyphosis

A variety of factors contribute to kyphosis, which can cause chronic pain and disability. Hormonal changes that occur naturally with aging puts women at an increased risk of developing this condition.
Aug 17th, 2020

Can Spinal Stenosis Be Prevented?

You can live a normal life with spinal stenosis. And with the right treatment, you can decrease your pain and improve your comfort and mobility so that you can continue to enjoy a good quality of life.
Jul 21st, 2020

Services We Offer Remotely via Telemedicine

Telemedicine offers a unique approach to extend services to patients with orthopedic needs. Whether you have an acute or chronic condition, you can use telemedicine to continue to access our expert orthopedic care.
Jun 18th, 2020

The Many Benefits of Telemedicine

Telemedicine provides comfortable, convenient care for our patients, resulting in quality care, fewer hospital admissions, and more engagement between you and your provider. Find out how televisits can supplement traditional in-person care.
May 18th, 2020

Telemedicine Access Our Experts From Home or the Office

Today, technology allows health professionals to provide patient care from a distance. Staying connected with your health care team is easier and more convenient than ever. Here’s how televisits keep us connected with you.
Apr 23rd, 2020

Why is Your Neck in Pain?

The bones, ligaments, muscles and other structures of the neck are susceptible to injury and wear and tear. A comprehensive evaluation can help you get the answers and relief you need when you’re dealing with chronic neck pain.
Mar 12th, 2020

How Arthritis Can Affect Your Spine

Arthritis pain in your spine makes it difficult to complete daily tasks and take part in activities you used to enjoy. There’s no cure for arthritis, but there are steps you can take to feel and function better.
Feb 1st, 2020
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8 Tips to Keep Your Back Strong This Year

Every year millions of Americans experience back pain. Though for most people the pain is short-lived, the discomfort may turn into a chronic problem for others. Keeping your back strong may prevent back pain and long-term health issues.
Jan 9th, 2020

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Do you have pain that starts in your back and radiates down one or both legs? You could have spinal stenosis. Read on to learn what it is and how it can be treated.
Nov 21st, 2019

Signs You Might Have a Herniated Disc

If you have a herniated disc, chances are good you’re in pain. But what if don’t feel any pain? Here’s a look at other telltale signs that you might have a herniated disc.
Oct 1st, 2019
Did you know that osteoporosis can cause kyphosis, or curvature of the spine?

The Link Between Osteoporosis and Kyphosis

Did you know that osteoporosis can cause kyphosis, or curvature of the spine? Find out about the link between these two conditions and how their relationship affects symptoms and treatment.
Sep 3rd, 2019

Is It Normal to Develop Back Pain as You Get Older?

It seems like one day you’re playing ball with your kids in the yard and sliding into first base, and the next you’re struggling to get out of bed because of back pain. Is this a normal part of getting older? A doctor explains.
Jul 12th, 2019

Treatment For Kyphosis That Doesn't Require Surgery

You remember your mother’s command to “sit up straight,” and yet — even when you try — you still look hunchbacked. The bad news is, you may have a spinal deformity called kyphosis. The good news is, you may be able to treat it without surgery.
Mar 1st, 2019
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4 Tips for Staying Healthy and Eliminating Stress on Your Back

You demand a lot from your back, and if you're not careful, it will get to the point where it has no more to give. Keep your back healthy by eliminating stress so it'll be there for you throughout your lifetime. These four back-saving tips help you do that
Jan 8th, 2019
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8 Top Warning Signs You Have a Pinched Nerve

Pinched nerves can cause a lot of different types of symptoms. Knowing what they are is the first step toward getting relief. If you're experiencing acute or chronic pain, this list can help you determine if a compressed nerve might be to blame.
Dec 17th, 2018

The Best Ways to Treat Cervical Stenosis

Lots of issues can cause chronic neck pain and stiffness, but if you're 50 or older, chances are it could be cervical stenosis. Learning about your treatment options is the first step toward finding long-lasting relief.
Nov 13th, 2018
Are You Lifting Properly?

Are You Lifting Properly?

Nearly everyone experiences back pain at some point in their lives. Adopting habits that keep your spine healthy — such as always using proper lifting technique — can help you avoid back pain and prevent common back problems.
Jan 1st, 2023

10 Best Practices to Keep Your Discs From Becoming Herniated

Did you know that you have a precious kind of “jelly” in your back that allows you to do cool things like run and jump without wincing in pain? But if you don’t take care, that jelly can bulge or leak, a condition known as a herniated disc.
Sep 14th, 2018

5 Tips For Preventing Sciatica

The pain from sciatica ranges from annoying to debilitating. Ease the pain or avoid it entirely by adopting lifestyle habits that support a healthy back.
Jun 27th, 2018