April 27th, 2017
John Peloza, M.D., performs first U.S. Simplify two-level cervical artificial disc replacement Simplify Medical, Inc., maker of the Simplify® cervical artificial disc, today announced that the first patient has been treated in the device’s pivotal clinical trial studying its use in two adjacent levels of the spine as a treatment for cervical degenerative disc disease. The Simplify Disc is designed to be clearly viewed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without the artifact that can result from metal used in typical spine implants, potentially protecting patients from radiation associated with computed tomography (CT) scans. Following the first case at Texas Back Institute, Simplify Disc IDE study investigator John Peloza, MD said, “Disc implantation went smoothly and the patient is doing quite well.” Dr. Peloza, medical director of the Center for Spine Care, continued, “I look forward to studying the use of […]
March 30th, 2017
Written by Center for Spine Care Spring is here which means for many it is time to start getting into shape for golf season. While low-impact, golf is physically demanding on the spine and musculoskeletal system and injuries are actually quite common. With more experienced golfers, injuries tend to occur from overuse while less experienced golfers are prone to more acute injuries due to poor form and improper training. In order to stay healthy and enjoy the golf season, it is imperative to train properly with core strengthening and proper mechanics. Low back pain is extremely common in golfers as the aging spine with decreased flexibility is subject to tremendous rotational and compressive loads. This may lead to muscle strains, disc disruption, stress fractures and joint inflammation. On top of all of this, many swing techniques involve rotating the spine beyond […]
August 4th, 2016
John Peloza, M.D., of the Center for Spine Care is a national expert and pioneer of many technologies and treatments for back and neck pain. One of the earliest treatments he was on the forefront of is the micro-endoscopic discectomy. The technique uses tiny incisions, and very small endoscopes so that patients recover much quickly than traditional surgery. This Fox 4 News story from a few years ago features an interview with Dr. Peloza and a patient who underwent a microdiscectomy: For more information on how Dr. John Peloza can help you or a loved one with back or neck pain, give us a call at 214-378-7200 or fill out a consult form at the Center for Spine Care. An early pioneer in minimally-invasive spine treatments, John Peloza, M.D., founder of the Center for Spine Care, is an industry leader, who has been developing […]
July 22nd, 2016
By John Peloza, M.D./Founder & Medical Director of the Center for Spine Care Editor’s note: Dr. John Peloza is not the treating physician for Texas Rangers baseball player Prince Fielder. This article is based on his clinical experience. Neck pain and arm pain are common clinical problems in the U.S. and around the world. Fortunately, there are effective treatments for the conditions that cause these symptoms. The most common diagnosis for these complaints are herniated cervical discs, cervical stenosis, and degenerative disc disease. Cervical fusion has always been the standard of care until the development of the artificial disc replacement. We now have long term outcome data comparing the two alternative treatments. There are several Level I and II evidence-based medicine studies and meta-analyses of the literature comparing disc replacement versus fusion. In early follow up (two years or […]
January 20th, 2016
Becker’s Spine Review, one of the leading industry news resources for consumers, healthcare leaders and physicians, has named John Peloza, M.D. to its coveted “Spine Surgeons to Know – 2016” list. Dr. Peloza is no stranger to the Becker’s list, including being named one of the Top 50 Spine Surgeons in the U.S. Dr. Peloza heads up the Premier Stem Cell Institute’s recently opened Texas clinic.
August 20th, 2013
Written by Michael J. Musacchio, Jr., M.D. A widely held belief is that wearing high heels causes back pain. This thought process has become so widespread that it is simply taken as fact. However, this may not necessarily be true. The theory behind high heels causing back pain relies on the thought that wearing them causes strain in the thighs and hip flexors which forces an increased curve in the spine, and this increased curvature of the spine causes back pain. Having never worn high heels, I cannot say for whether or not this is true; but, from what I’ve read and experienced with my patients, I’m not so certain that this is correct. As a matter of fact, I’ve had several patients with back pain and pinched nerves tell me that specifically wearing high heels has helped relieve […]
August 13th, 2013
Dr. John Peloza was on WFAA-TV’s “Good Morning Texas” discussing minimally invasive, innovative treatments for back and neck pain. Watch his interview and feel free to share! . To learn more about Center for Spine Care, visit our website!
July 23rd, 2013
John Peloza, M.D. has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2013. Dr. Peloza has consistently received this prestigious honor every year since 2001. The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc., results from exhaustive polling of over 45,000 physicians in the United States. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria. Best Doctors has earned a sterling reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The List is a product of validated peer review, in which […]
July 9th, 2013
By Allen Dennis, M.D. CSC Pain Management Physician Recently a popular medical health TV show, “The Dr. Oz Show,” discussed epidural steroid injections including several concerns with this procedure. Unfortunately, the show focused on a limited undercover report and shared little of the evidence-based data to back their claims of the “dangerous nature” of these injections. It is important to address these concerns with current evidence based data. Are Epidural Steroid Injections Beneficial? Multiple studies have found epidural steroid injections to be beneficial in treatment of certain types of spinal pain. The most common indication for epidural steroid injections is pain radiating from the spine to a limb, known as radicular pain. This pain is typically caused by inflammation or compression of a spinal nerve root. The degree of radiation of pain can vary from patient to patient; therefore, adequate […]
May 8th, 2013
Constant lower back and leg pain were affecting Judy’s everyday life. Lower back and leg pain can be caused by a variety of reasons including a herniated disc or irritated nerves. CSC’s Michael J. Musacchio, Jr., M.D. performed a minimally invasive procedure on Judy which provided minimal disruption to the muscles and helped her recover quickly. Now Judy says she is “in absolutely no pain!” and can “run, bend and exercise!” Do you have lower back pain, leg pain or know someone who does? Watch her story here! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRX91zN0eOs] . Michael J. Musacchio, Jr., M.D. is a Center for Spine Care minimally invasive neurosurgeon specializing in the spine. . To learn more about Center for Spine Care, visit our website!
Center for Spine Care offers stem cell therapy as a conservative treatment to promote natural healing for back or neck pain. Utilizing mesenchymal stem cells, this new method is used to treat patients with neck and back pain caused from degenerative disc disease.