Understanding Spine Surgery: A Comprehensive Guide

Spine specialist consultation

The purpose of this blog post is to provide an overview about the basics of spine surgery. We will describe who potentially is a candidate for spine surgery, what spine surgery accomplishes, and what to expect. Hearing the words “spine surgery” can be daunting to patients. Often when they hear this during an office visit, […]

How to Find the Best Spine Surgeon for You

When it comes to your health, especially if it involves undergoing surgery, finding the right spine surgeon is crucial for the success of your treatment and overall well-being. We understand that the search for the best spine surgeon can be daunting. As experts in the field, we are here to guide you through the process, […]

How to Prevent Blood Clots After Spine Surgery

Orthopedic spine surgeon illustrating a healthy spine and circulatory system

Recovering from spine surgery can be challenging, but it’s a journey towards healing. One concern you may have is the possibility of blood clots. In this easy-to-understand guide, we’ll explain the risks, why blood clots are a concern, and how you can prevent them to ensure a safe and successful recovery. Blood clots are a […]

What to Expect During Your First Spine Surgery Consultation

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Dr Michael R Wheeler, MD fully understands that facing spine surgery can be an overwhelming experience. We are here to guide you through the process and provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions about your spine health. In this article, we will walk you through what to expect during your […]

How to Stay Active During Your Spine Surgery Recovery

Rehabilitation after spine surgery

It has been repeatedly proven that staying mobile is one of the most important aspects to improving pain and recovery time following surgery. In the immediate postoperative period following spine surgery, there may be temporary challenges and limitations to your physical activity. The following is meant to provide you with practical tips and strategies on […]

Sciatica

Dallas Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica is a term commonly used to describe pain felt within the back or leg. The formal medical term for sciatica is lumbar radiculopathy. What is sciatica? There are many causes of sciatica, and I will go over the different causes later in this post. When I use the term sciatica, I am referring to […]

What is Lumbar 360?

Dallas Lumbar 360 Dr Wheeler

When it comes to spine fusion, there are different techniques and multiple ways to fuse the spine. The spine can be fused from the front, the back, or both. “Lumbar 360” is a term used to describe the circumferential fusion of the lumbar spine. The spine can be fused using different approaches, and each of […]

Office Work-Related Back Pain

Office Back Pain

If you work in an office, you likely have experienced back pain at some time or another. Working in the same position for hours can cause neck stiffness and tension in the shoulders or back. However, it is possible to work at an office without neck and back pain. Some tips that can help prevent […]

Tips for Dealing with Lower Back Pain

Tips for Dealing with Lower Back Pain

Many people experience lower back pain which can affect daily life both physically and emotionally. Back pain can be difficult to manage, but with the correct information and support, it can be easier to deal with. Lower back pain can come and go, and sometimes, the best treatment is preventative. This article will provide valuable […]