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Dr. Kenneth J.H. Lee, M.D.

16929 Southwest Freeway, Suite 100, Sugarland, TX, 77479

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Board Certified/Fellowship Trained Surgery of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine Kenneth J.H. Lee, M.D. Born in Chicago, Illinois and a native of North Carolina, Dr. Kenneth Lee graduated from Duke Universi ...

Dr. Kevin M. Honig, M.D.

400 W LBJ Fwy, Suite 330, Irving, Tx, 75063

Dr. Kevin M. Honig fellowship trained in sports medicine, is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has been in private practice since 2007. Joining All-Star Orthopaedics from Boulder, Colorado, Dr. Honig serves as the Team Physician f ...


1851 Medical Center Drive, Decatur, Tx, 76234

Dr. Luis Nieves is a fellowship-trained interventional pain management, sports medicine and family medicine physician. Dr. Nieves obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He trained for two ...

Dr. Mark S. Greenberg, M.D.

400 W LBJ Fwy, Suite 330, Irving, Tx, 75063

Dr. Mark S. Greenberg was born and raised here in Texas and is one of the most respected orthopaedic surgeons in the region. Educated and trained in some of the top orthopaedics and sports medicine institutions in the country, Dr. Greenberg is certifie ...


7712 San Jacinto Place, Suite 200, Plano, Texas, 75024

Dr. Mark Valente is a fellowship trained spine surgeon. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures to reduce tissue and muscle damage, allowing patients to recover quickly and return to their active, pain-free lifestyles. He has extensive knowledge ...

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Dr. Marvin Van Hal, MD

2301 S Hampton Rd Suite 800, Dallas, TX, USA, 75224

Orthopedic spine surgery


400 W. Arbrook, Suite 320, Arlington, TX, 76014

Personal Quote: “Get busy living! My goal is to deliver effective spinal care to patients in order for them to return to doing what it is that makes them happy – then I am happy as well.” Dr. Duffy’s Specialty: Spine Surgery Fellowship Train ...

Dr. Michael K. Hahn, M.D.

400 W LBJ Fwy, Suite 330, Irving, Tx, 75063

Dr. Michael K. Hahn is a specialist in conditions of the hand and has distinguished himself as one of the finest hand surgeons in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Flower Mound, and Irving, Texas region. Coming to All-Star Orthopaedics from Hawaii, Dr. H ...


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

SPINE & PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST Fellowship Trained, Interventional Spine/Pain Medicine Diplomate American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab. Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehab. Board Certified, Subspecialty of Pain Medicine Dr. Ra ...

Dr. Norberto Vargas, M.D., FAA PMR

341 Wheatfield Dr., Sunnyvale, Tx, 75182

Dr. Vargas is a diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as The American Board of Addiction Medicine. Furthermore he is a Medical review officer for U.S. the department of transportation. Dr. Vargas, MD, gradua ...


2008 E. Hebron Pkwy # 120, Carrollton, TX, 76053

Dr. Pedro J. Loredo III grew up in Dallas in a working class family with his parents and his one brother. Before graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, he obtained his highest rank of Eagle Scout that is attainable in the Boy Scouts of Am ...


4100 W. 15th St., Suite 216, Plano, Tx, 75093

DR. PREETI MALLADI Dr. Malladi’s practice focuses on foregut surgery and bariatrics using minimally invasive techniques.  She is highly experienced and has performed thousands of advanced surgeries.  She has presented nationally, conducted international ...

Dr. Presley Mock, M.D.

8440 Walnut Hill Lane, #120, Dallas, TX, USA, 75231

Otolaryngology Comprehensive care for ear, nose, and throat disorders and his practice is considered a center of excellence for snoring/sleep apnea, sinus surgery, and care of the professional voice


200 Medical Parkway Suite 130, Lakeway, TX, 78738

Dr. R. David Calvo earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, followed by a masters degree in cancer research at the M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute/University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Hou ...

Dr. R. Robert Ippolito, M.D.

9 Medical Parkway, Plaza IV, Suite 101, Dallas, TX, USA, 75234

Robert Ippolito, M.D. Board Certified in Hand and Plastic Surgery A veteran plastic surgeon, fellowship trained in hand and microvascular surgery, Dr. Ippolito enjoys the challenge of two different, but in many ways, related surgical disciplines: ...

Dr. Raha Mobarak

777 East Wheatland Road, Duncanville, TX, 75116

Dr. Raha Mobarak is originally from Dallas, where he graduated from J.J. Pearce High School. He then went on to undergraduate studies at the University of Dallas and Baylor University with a focus on French and Pre-Med. As an avid athlete and former ...


6020 W. Parker Rd., Plano, TX, 75093

Dr. Arakal’s Personal Quote: “I dedicate my practice exclusively to the thorough evaluation and treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar pathology. When required, surgical treatments are tailored to meet patients needs.” Specialty: Spin ...


6020 W. Parker Rd., Plano, TX, 75093

Personal Quote: “Proper and timely concern for every patient’s problem to help achieve an appropriate and predictable outcome. Always stressing non-surgical intervention first when the patient’s condition allows.” Specialty: Spine Surgery ...


3060 Communications Pkwy. Suite 201, Plano, TX, 75093

Dr. Stachniak earned a Master of Science Degree and Medical Degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1989. Internship, Residency in Neurosurgery and Critical Care Fellowship were completed at the University of Florida in ...


6020 W. Parker Road Suite 200 (2nd Floor), Plano, Tx, 75093

Dr. Bosita’s Personal Quote: “My goals are to treat you with respect, diagnose your problem and remove your fears about neck and back pain.” Specialty: Spine Surgery Fellowship Training: Spinal Surgery Certification: Certified – American Board of Or ...


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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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