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Dr. W. Daniel Bradley, M.D.

Personal Quote:
“My practice emphasizes the latest in motion preservation and minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of spinal conditions. I work closely with non-surgical spine specialists to ensure complete care of the patient when surgery is not warranted.”


Spine Surgery
Fellowship Training:
Spinal Surgery


Certified – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


2001 Spine Surgery Fellowship, Texas Back Institute, Plano, Texas
1996-2000 Orthopedic Residency, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
1995 M.D., Research Honors, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas
1990 B.A., Biologic Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, Texas


Chief of Staff, NTH NASS Research Fund Committee and Membership Committee
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Jesse H. Jones Research Grant/American Heart Association Research Fellowship
First Place, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Student Research Competition
Third Place, Texas Medical Association 126th Annual Session, Medical Student/Resident Research Competition
First Place, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Young Investigator Research Competition
Presenter, Local, Regional, National and International Meetings



5680 Frisco Square Blvd.
Suite 2200
Frisco, TX 75034


2817 S. Mayhill Rd.
Denton, TX 76208

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5680 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX, 75034

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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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