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Neurosurgeons are experts in brain and spinal surgery, and use minimally invasive techniques to provide for less risk, less pain, and faster healing. This includes the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. Become Pain Frees neurosurgery department is focused on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system.

Dr. Anthony Maioriello M.D.

450 Medical Center Blvd., Suite 510, Webster, TX, 77598

Dr. Maioriello was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. He completed his undergraduate studies in 1993 and earned a bachelors degree in biochemistry from Illinois Benedictine College. After college he completed a two year graduate program in less ...

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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. 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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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 ...

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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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