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Standing on the Job Could Help You Avoid Our Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Houston TX

We’ve known for a long time that a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to health. Unfortunately, many of us find ourselves living a sedentary life due in part because of our work. Anyone who works on a computer 8 or more hours a day can tell you that finding time for physical activity can be difficult. Many computer workers end up coming to us for minimally invasive spine surgery in Houston TX. Turns out, standing at their desks for brief periods throughout the day could have helped them avoid our surgical solutions.

A recent study in Australia found that office workers who stood at their desk for 30 minutes before sitting for 30 minutes, and continuing that sequence throughout their day, had an improvement in their spinal health, as well as an improvement in their focus and productivity. That’s part of the reason more offices are offering standing desk options to their workers, giving them some relief from the endless sitting required for them to complete their jobs. If you’ve been experiencing back pain on the job, talk to your employer or HR department about being able to get a standing desk installed for yourself. Follow the same protocol the Australian workers used and see how it improves your back health.

If this doesn’t work for you, though, you may need to consider coming to our office for minimally invasive spine surgery in Houston TX. We can help alleviate your pain and help heal the damage that has been done to your back. If you would like to explore this option more, make an appointment with our team today. We can help!

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Get Back in the Game With Our Laser Spine Surgery in Houston TX

Are you a golfing fan? If you are, chances are you saw Wes Short Jr. playing in the US Senior Open recently. You may have noticed that Short’s game seemed a little off. The 50-year-old Texan was suffering from severe back pain during the game, but was determined not to let it pull him from the competition. While we admire his tenacity, we wouldn’t recommend this to any of our patients. Continuing physical activity while experiencing back pain can cause further injury to your back. If you are determined not to stop your physical activities, you need to learn more about our laser spine surgery in Houston TX.

Whether you are a golfer or just someone who loves to participate in physical activities but can’t because of back pain, we can help. You don’t have to give up the game for good! Come in to see our experienced doctors who will use state-of-the-art treatments to get you back out on the green. You’ll be amazed at how quickly we’re able to treat your back pain, and even more amazed that you are able to live pain-free once again. We hope Wes Short Jr. gets treatment for his back pain soon so we can continue to watch him enjoy the sport he is so excellent at playing!

Give our office a call today and schedule a consultation with our medical team. We’ll diagnose your back issues and discover the right course of action that gets you back out there as soon as possible. Call us or use the form on our website to request an appointment right now!

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What You Should Try Prior to Laser Spine Surgery in Houston TX

One of the misconceptions patients have prior to coming to our clinic is that we recommend our laser spine surgery to every patient in our Houston, TX office. That simply isn’t true. While laser spine surgery can be an effective option for many patients, it isn’t the one-size-fits-all cure for back pain. Our doctors take time to evaluate your pain and develop a treatment plan that’s personalized to your needs instead of just signing you up for the next available surgery time.

Some of the things our doctors recommend for back pain might seem like common sense, and some may come as a surprise. Check out some of the things we often recommend:

  • More exercise. While you might not feel like moving when you are suffering from back pain, it could be the best thing for you. Take up low impact exercises like yoga or water walking to start strengthening your muscles and giving your spine more support.

  • Change your shoes. Often patients with back pain are simply wearing the wrong kind of shoes. We can help you discover what you should be wearing, instead.

  • Keep a regular massage appointment. Working these muscles can help you relax and loosen those muscles in your back that may be causing you pain from tension.

These are just three of the recommendations heard often around our offices! Of course, for some patients, the right answer is laser spine surgery in our Houston TX office. If our doctors feel that’s right for you, they’ll make sure you are ready for surgery and walk you through every step of the way. One thing our doctors will never recommend is just living with the pain. They’ll help you find the answers you need to live a pain free life!

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Medication May Not Help, but Our Laser Spine Surgery in Houston TX Can

A new study recently released by a group of researchers in Australia has shown that Tylenol may not be an effective medication for lower back pain. Researchers gave the popular over-the-counter medication to half of the people in their 1,600 person study and a placebo to the other half, but found no significant difference in the amount of lower back pain reduction between the two. If you’ve been struggling with lower back pain and found that medication isn’t working for you, either, you may find that our laser spine surgery in Houston TX is a more effective solution.

Not only did they find that Tylenol didn’t reduce pain, it also didn’t help patients sleep better or increase their quality of life in any way. While that may not be shocking to any patients who haven’t experienced pain relief when taking medication, it probably is frustrating to know that you aren’t going to be getting help with over the counter meds. It’s time to look for a more permanent solution. With our laser spine surgery, many of our Houston, TX experience permanent pain relief. They are able to enjoy all of the activities that they used to love without relying on medication.

Patients who come to us for laser spine surgery are amazed at the enormous difference it makes in their lives in a short amount of time. If you are ready for that kind of change in your life, give us a call. We’re ready to help, and we have appointment times available in the next 24 hours. We can’t wait to help you live pain-free!

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