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Kendall Carll, MD

Areas of Interests:

  • Minimally Invasive
  • Motion Preservation Surgery


  • Undergraduate – The Citadel, Bachelor of Science in Biology, May 1999 (Valedictorian)
  • Medical School - University of Florida, College of Medicine, May 2003 (Cum Laude)
  • Internship – University of Florida, College of Medicine, 2003-2004
  • Residency – University of Florida, College of Medicine/Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004-2008
  • Fellowship –Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 2008-2009


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

  • Texas Medical Association
  • North American Spine Society
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Dallas County Medical Society


  • 2011- 2013 Super Doctors Rising Stars’-an extensive peer-nomination and research process conducted by Key Professional Media, Inc., recognizing physicians in practice for less than 10 years
  • Patient’s Choice Award 2011-2013-an honor bestowed on physicians and dentists who have received near perfect scores, as voted by their patients (

Patient Reviews/Experiences:

  • For many months, I lived with pain and numerous trips to doctors’ offices in Dallas and here in East Texas. Each trip was a new diagnosis with further tests and useless prescriptions. I was experiencing numbness in my right arm, pain across my back, and VERY significant pain in my right chest. These were costly on fixed income. I even had to make a trip to an emergency room in Dallas to rule out heart issues. One specialist finally ordered an MRI of my brain, neck, and back. I was referred to a physical therapist for God knows what, but after 10 sessions I could no longer drive. I could not function on the daily level in which I was accustomed and had no semblance of my former active life. I could only beg and cry for relief, but not able to understand where the problem resided. I no longer experienced any relief in any position. At the urging of a family member, I made the two hour trip to Dallas to see Dr. Kendall Carll at Texas Spine Consultants. Dr. Carll was immediately and graphically able to explain my condition with a 2 level disk issue in my neck, as well as my options. Even though he did not advocate surgery, this was the option I chose. I was very fortunate to be able to schedule this surgery just a few weeks out. The day of surgery I had neither fear nor reservation because I knew I needed relief. I put all of my trust in the skilled hands of Dr. Kendall Carll and his staff. I awoke from surgery and recovered approximately 4 hours later with absolutely no pain or numbness in my right arm or chest. I was so amazed and grateful. Each day has been better than the last. I am truly grateful to Dr. Carll and his staff for giving me my former life back.
  • Dr. Carll is one of the best doctors I have encountered. He was very kind and personable. I was treated with great respect and was very accurate with my diagnosis. He also made everything easy to understand and took extra time for any questions I had. Overall my experience with Dr. Carll was great!
  • I saw Dr. Carll for a second opinion after another surgeon told me I needed surgery without explaining what kind of surgery and why. He walked me through my x-rays and the surgery I would need to remove the pressure on my spinal cord. He answered every question I had. At the end of our conversation, he said he would be happy to do it but did not force the issue. He even called me a few days later to check on me. When I told him I was going for a 3rd opinion, he encouraged it. I haven't decided if I want to have surgery yet, but I will be going back to Dr. Carll if I do.

Kendall Carll, MD

When you meet Dr. Kendall Carll, you’ll immediately be drawn to his compassion and appreciate how remarkably skilled, knowledgeable and well-trained he is. As a board-certified, fellowship trained spine surgeon he’s approach is conservative, personal and individualized. “Every patient has a different story, unique needs, he said. “As their physician, I strive to give each patient a thorough understating of their condition and all of their treatment options.”
A vital element of his practice is providing state- of-the-art technology in the treatment of spinal problems, making it a priority to offer the most advanced solutions to each patient’s spine condition. Dr. Carll pursues continuing education with involvement in national conferences, symposia and research to keep patient care in tune with the latest medical and surgical advancements. He has partnered with Victory Medical Center at Craig Ranch to bring his patients an unmatched value quality of care.
Dr. Carll treats a wide range of patients, from young teens to retirees. This includes patients needing an initial diagnosis or second opinion, or corrected surgery. He routinely performs procedures for:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disorder
  • Failed surgeries
  • Spinal fractures
  • Back and neck injuries

“The most important component of my practice is patient care,” Dr. Carll said. “While diagnostic technology and surgical techniques have broadened medicine, it is still the personal service and concern for patients that is most appreciated and contributes to outstanding neck and back care.
Dr. Carll grew up in Florida and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, where he graduated first in his class. He received his medical degree cum laude in 2003 from the University of Florida where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. After graduating, Dr. Carll stayed at the University of Florida for five more years to continue his training with a special focus in minimally invasive spine surgery. He then pursued his spine fellowship training at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX.
Dr. Carll is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the North American Spine Society, Texas Medical Association and the Dallas County Medical Society. He also serves on the fellow review committee for the Interactive Educational Program for Spine Surgeons.


17051 Dallas Pkwy, Ste 400
Addison, TX 75001

4461 Coit Road, Suite 101
Frisco, TX 75035

3904 Worth Street Tower, Suite 510
Dallas, TX 75246

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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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