Strengthening Exercises

Strengthening Exercises  Provided by the North American Spine Society   Core Strengthening Many popular forms of exercise focus on core strengthening, or building the muscles that provide support for your body. Pilates, yoga and martial arts all provide well-rounded core strengthening programs. Simple exercises can…

Competition Between 2 Abilene Hospitals Benefits Patients

Abilene spine surgeon Dr. Paul McDonough worked for both Abilene Regional and Hendrick Medical Center for the first 15 years of his 17-year career here. And though he has been with Abilene Regional exclusively for two years, McDonough said he’s immensely grateful that Abilene has both north-side…

Back Pain: Common Questions, Uncomplicated Answers

The North American Spine Society (NASS) is the world’s largest multidisciplinary organization that advances quality spine care through education, research and advocacy. NASS members are MDs, DOs and PhDs in 22 spine-related specialties including orthopedics, neurosurgery, physiatry, pain management and other disciplines. Nurse practitioners, physician…

Paul McDonough, MD Blog Posts

A spine surgeon, Paul McDonough, MD, has served on the clinical team at Orthopedic Associates of Abilene since 2001. Dr. Paul McDonough enjoys reading historical nonfiction and is particularly fond of British historical events, such as the Battle of Bosworth Field and the Wars of…

Sleeping Positions & Back Pain

Sleeping Positions & Back Pain As a spine surgeon at Orthopedic Associates of Abilene in Texas, Paul W. McDonough, MD, cares for many patients with back pain. Dr. Paul McDonough upholds a commitment to educating patients about their pain and helping them understand potential contributing…