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Dr. Eric Gioia, M.D

2900 N I-35, Ste 110, Denton, Tx, USA, 76201

Dr. Eric Gioia has been practicing neurosurgeon in Texas for over 20 years. A graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical School (1979), Dr. Gioia completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis (1985) and served his su ...

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Dr. Eric R. Ritchie, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

21 Spurs Lane, Suite 245, San Antonio, TX, 78240

PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC & SPINE SURGEON Fellowship Trained Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons Member, The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery Member, Pediatric Orthopedic S ...

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Dr. Felipe Garcia Jr., M.D

1615 W. Oleander, Suite A, Fort Worth, TX, 76104

As the "visionary" who created the Integrative Medicine Center, Felipe Garcia Jr., M.D. is a graduate of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center at Lubbock, Texas, with specialty training from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He has board certifica ...

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Dr. Gregory Barnes M.D.

7616 LBJ Freeway, Suite 670, Dallas, TX, 75251

Dr. Gregory Barnes developed an obesity surgery program that uses a comprehensive approach to helping you lose weight and live healthier. In addition to offering effective surgical weight loss procedures such as Roux-en-Y, gastric bypass, LAP-BAND®, adj ...

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Dr. Hongbo Liu, M.D.

21 Spurs Lane, Suite 245, San Antonio, TX, 78240

  ORTHOPEDIC & SPINE SURGEON Pediatric & Adult Spine Surgeon Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist Fellow Trained, Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellow Trained, Spinal Deformity Surgery Fellow Trained, Neurological Spine Surgery and MISS Fellow Trained, Ped ...

Dr. Huntly Chapman M.D.

3900 Junius St., Dallas, Texas, 75246

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Dr. Huntly Chapman is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine surgeon, specializing in the treatment of low back and neck pain. Dr. Chapman utilizes both conservative non-operative and surgical treatments. Dr. Chapman received his medical degree from ...

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Dr. Ian J. Reynolds, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

450 Medical Center Blvd., Suite 206, Webster, TX, 77598

Dr. Ian J. Reynolds, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., is dedicated to providing the absolute best orthopedic care to his patients. He is a patient-minded physician who is concerned with the patient’s best interests. Dr. Reynolds provides a thorough office visit and surg ...

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3108 Midway Road #100, Plano, TX, 75093

Dr. Rakovchik graduated Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in Biology. He attended medical school at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to do his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor ...

Dr. J. Kevin Kaufman, M.D.

3625 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX, USA, 76107

Dr. Kaufman is a specialist in cerebrovascular, skull base and complex spine surgery. He has published numerous articles, manuscripts and abstracts on subjects such as brain tumors and complex spinal surgery. He has also made presentations on skull base a ...

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2621 South Shepherd Drive, Suite 220, Houston, TX, 77098

Diplomat American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation   Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation   Dr. Jim Weiss M.D. is an internationally recognized physician, lecturer, and practitioner for more than 25 years. He is a board c ...

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10501 N. CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY, DALLAS, Tx, United States, 75231

Interventional radiology

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Dr. Jeffrey Wasserman

9301 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, Tx, USA, 75231

Dr. Jeffrey Wasserman received his B.S. from Lafayette University and his M.D. from Penn State. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital where he did fellowships in pain management and cardiac anesthesia. He ha ...

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5757 Warren Pkwy., Suite 110, Frisco, Texas, 75034

For more than 20 years, Jerry Lewis, M.D., has helped thousands of patients restore their quality of life by reducing chronic pain. As a pain management specialist, Dr. Lewis is dedicated to staying on top of technological advances and cutting-edge techni ...

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6020 W. Parker, Plano, TX, 75093

Personal Quote: “Don’t let back or neck pain control your life any longer.  There are now many new treatment options, including minimally invasive surgical techniques, that we can discuss.  It’s time to take your life back!” Specialty: Spine ...

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21 Spurs Lane, Suite 245, San Antonio, TX, 78240

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Certificate of added Qualification in Hand Surgery Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Hand Surgeon Member of the American Society for Surg ...

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Dr. John A. Sazy, M.D.

431 Omega Dr. #104, Arlington, TX, USA, 76014

Dr. John Sazy is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with extensive training in Spine Surgery with offices in Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Sazy evaluates for and performs reconstructive spine surgery, revision spine surgery, scoliosis surger ...

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Dr. John T. Friedland, M.D., F.A.A.O.S

21 Spurs Lane, Suite 245, San Antonio, TX, 78240

ORTHOPEDIC & SPINE SURGEON Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship Trained, Orthopedic Spine Surgery Dr. Friedland was born in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated high school from Joh ...

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21 Spurs Lane, Suite 245, San Antonio, TX, 78240

VASCULAR SURGEON Board Certified American Board of Surgery Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Preceptorship in Endovascular Surgery Member of the Texas Surgical Society Member of the Aust Surgical Society Dr. Vinas completed his undergra ...

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21 Spurs Lane, Suite 245, San Antonio, TX, 78240

CHIROPRACTOR Director, Orthopedic Rehabilitative Center Board Certified in Physiotherapy Joseph Klotz, D.C., is Director of the Center for Orthopedic Rehabilitative Exercise at the Orthopaedic and Spine Institute. He assists patients with pre- and ...

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Dr. Kenneth G. Berliner, M.D.

4710 Katy Freeway, Suite A, Houston, TX, 77007

Kenneth G. Berliner, M.D. graduated from Columbia University in 1988 with a degree in BioChemical Engineering. He then obtained his medical degree from Albany Medical College in 1992. From there, he trained at the famous Cook County Hospital in Chicago an ...

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Posture and Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain is a miserable experience. Although some cases of neck pain are caused by an injury, many are simply due to poor posture. Poor posture stresses the muscles of the neck and can cause muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. Over time, the stresses of poor posture on the neck can cause degenerative diseases to develop in the discs and bones of the neck. Forward head A very commonly seen posture that puts a lot of strain on the neck is the forward head. The individual habitually thrusts the head forward, carrying it out in front of the shoulders. In this position, the weight of the head is constantly pulling on the spine and the shoulders. Sitting for hours hunched over a desk or a computer is a common cause of forward head. Many people with this habitual forward head carriage suffer from sore shoulders as well as a sore neck. Over time, the vertebrae at the base of the neck (C5 and C6) can develop painful degenerative conditions due to the constant weight of the head pulling on them in the forward head posture. Correct posture A correct posture is one that keeps the spine in alignment. Some people call it a neutral or balanced posture. One exercise to encourage a neutral posture is to focus on opening the chest wide as you try to squeeze your shoulder blades together. Once your chest is open, bring your head into alignment. Think of a string pulling up the top of your head and lengthening the neck. When you do this, your chin will tuck in and your head will naturally shift into proper alignment with your spine. Do the open chest/ string exercise multiple times a day. Other exercises to build better posture are head nods and chin tucks. To do a head nod, slowly nod your head slightly up and down without moving your neck. To do chin tucks, tip your nose down toward the ground and move the top of your head backwards. Repeat head nods and chin tucks several times a day. These exercises strengthen the muscles on the front of the neck. Individuals with habitual forward head posture usually have very weak muscles in the front of the neck. If you've worked hard at correcting your posture and you are still suffering from neck pain, why not give us a call?


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