Physical Therapy at Axis Brain and Back Institute Southlake

Every day we wake up and do our morning tasks to get ready for the day. From getting the kids ready for school, going to work, running errands to just doing things around the house. Maybe you have hobbies or love playing sports or being active. Our daily routines can

Axis Surgery Center now open!

Axis Brain and Back Institute is proud to announce the official opening of Axis Surgery Center in the heart of beautiful Southlake, Texas. Axis Surgery Center is conveniently located next door to Axis Brain and Back Instititute clinic and physical therapy practices at 1110 E State Highway 114, Suite 150

Dr. Karthik Sabapathy, the newest addition to the Axis Family!

Please join us in welcoming Karthik Sabapathy, DO to Axis Brain and Back Institute.  Dr. Sabapathy joins our practice as a dual board certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Interventional Pain Management. Dr. Sabapathy’s goal is to minimize patient pain and improve day to day functioning. 

quadratus lumborum

Is Your Quadratus Lumborum The Source Of Your Back Pain?

The word quadratus comes from the latin word “quadrus” meaning square  while lumborum comes from the latin word “lumbus” for “loin.” The quadratus lumborum (QL) is the deepest abdominal muscle. It’s located in your lower back on either side of the lumbar spine. It starts at your lowest rib and

My doctor says I need a nerve study.

What is it and  why do I need one? When muscles are sore or weak and you don’t know why, there are a couple of tests that can help give you answers. One is electromyography (EMG). The other is a nerve conduction study (NCS). They are often done at the

Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facet

Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facet class=”resizing”During this minimally-invasive procedure, the physician uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your lower back. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn’t respond to medications or to physical therapy.

Facet Injections

Facet Injections The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine, can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A facet joint injection may help diagnose the source of a patient’s pain. It can also relieve pain and inflammation.

Tech Neck

Technology is everywhere. Computers, video games, smart phones, iPods, iPads, and tablets. It’s a tech world, and most people spend an average of two to four hours a day looking at their smartphones – usually in a neck-bent position. Over the course of a year, this adds up to between

Nerve pain?

See a Neurosurgeon! If you have chronic pain in your arms or legs. You have probably thought about how to get rid of it. You might wonder what has caused it. The cause of your pain might offer clues about how to relieve your pain. For example, if you pain


Having surgery is a big decision and it is in your best interest to ask questions so you know how to prepare, how to select a qualified surgeon, and what to expect both immediately and after the surgery and longer term. Here are some questions to help with a starting