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Minimally invasive spine surgery involves surgical techniques and special medical equipment to limit tissue damage during spinal surgery. The idea is that, by reducing the amount of tissue damage, the amount of pain will be reduced, as well as reducing the risk of loss of function. Our patient’s health and comfort are always top of mind. The Become Pain Free spine surgeons use the newest technology in minimally invasive spine surgery, to reduce the pain, and recovery time of our patients. Minimally invasive surgery also lower the overall cost of the surgery.

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. 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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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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17051 Dallas Pkwy, Ste 400, Addison, Tx, 75001

Areas of Interests: Minimally Invasive Motion Preservation Surgery Education: Undergraduate – The Citadel, Bachelor of Science in Biology, May 1999 (Valedictorian) Medical School - University of Florida, College of Medicine, ...

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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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