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Dr. Atif Haque

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Fort Worth, TX
19 years experience male

Locations

Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute

Fort Worth, TX

Address

1900 Mistletoe Blvd., Ste. 200, Fort Worth, TX, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

8178785334

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Humana

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Office

Dallas, TX

Office

Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute

Fort Worth, TX

About

Bio

I am a neurosurgeon serving north texas with specialized training in spine surgery. However, I still perform all of the surgeries that most general neurosurgeons perform, such as brain tumors, head and spine trauma, shunts, Chiari malformations, aneurysms, spinal cord stimulators, and peripheral nerve procedures.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

Urdu

Doctor Q&A

327 Answers
193 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Probably safe: If it's just a pineal cyst, this should probably be ok. An exception would be for those masses large enough to obstruct spinal fluid flow, sometimes r... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
2 different things: These sound like two different problems, the symptoms of which, however, can overlap. I would recommend consultation with a spine surgeon.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
MRI: Not sure, but you ought to see your doctor and get an MRI of your brain and cervical spine.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Erb's palsy: This refers to an injury of the upper part of the brachial plexus, which results in problems with the fifth and sixth nerve roots in the neck. Most co... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Completely different: Neuropathy refers to nerve irritation, while spondylolisthesis refers to the misalignment of two vertebrae when looking from the side.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Possibly: If you are completely normal with just some pain at the site of impact, you probably can continue to observe. However, if you had loss or altered awar... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Bad idea: Having taken care of 4 patients with head bleeds just this weekend who have fallen on blood thinners, i think it is a really bad idea for people who f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Very commonly: Many pituitary adenomas are of the non-secretory type, and most of these become symptomatic from their size and/or causing underproduction of hormones... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
sinus thrombosis: I am not sure exactly what you are meaning, but i think you might be referring to sinus thrombosis. This involves clot formation in the major draining... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
depends how long: It really depends on how long since the prior fusion and if there is evidence of loosening of hardware and/or worsening pain.
A member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Multiple possibiliti: Numerous possibilities exist--stroke, tumor, hemorrhage, infection, demyelinating processes, vascular malformations, spinal cord compression--just to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Not true: Many concussions do present with symptoms right after the impact, such as football players stumbling/getting confused/possibly even losing consciousne... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
not directly: Caffeine is not a direct risk factor for stroke or brain aneurysm. However, hypertension is a risk factor for both. Caffeine can possibly play some ro... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
yes: Central nervous system manifestations of TB can be the initial presentation of TB in some patients. Diagnosis is on spinal tap.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
See doctor: Things that increase pressure in your brain typically get worse with laying down, such as too much spinal fluid (hydrocephalus) or some brain tumors. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Pinch: Radiculopathy, the medical term for this, presents with varying degrees of pain, weakness, and/or numbness, all within a fairly predictable distributi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Flouroscopy typically would provide better bony anatomical information for localizing the facet joint(s).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Battle's sign: Battle's sign (bruising behind ears) and raccoon eyes often are seen after basilar skull fracture.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Could be anything: Too many things can cause headache to really narrow it down by what you provided. If the headache worsens, is very different from other headaches you ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Possibly: It is possible that you could have nerve compression causing your symptoms that worsens with bending forward. However, there is usually accompanying p... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Lifestyle limited?: I tell my pre-op patients with your problem that if they have failed conservative therapies and the symptoms are still limiting their daily routines/a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Anterolisthesis: Symptomatically, these types of slippage can cause back pain, difficulty walking or standing from compression of the nerve bundle in the spinal canal,... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Get Imaging: When you say, "pinched nerve, " I am assuming you mean in the neck. Ear tingling and burning probably is a separate issue. I would talk to your doctor... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
varies: You could have varying degrees of arm and/or neck pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Stay mobile: I tell my patients to stay mobile and exercise as much as they can, and formal therapy can also improve one's back problems.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Variable: This can be vary greatly, and there's always a chance that some damage to the nerve might be permanent. Usually, improvement happens on the order of w... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
symptomatically: Recovery usually is signaled by improvement/resolution of your symptoms.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Get checked out: Some neurological disorders worsen with use/fatigue of the muscles. These can manifest with the eye or eyelid muscles first.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
probably nothing: Less than 10% of ALS cases are familial. The vast majority are sporadic. Most familial cases are autosomal dominant, so you would probably expect othe... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Non-specific: An elevated CRP could mean any number of things--infection, inflammation, recent injury/surgery, autoimmune phenomenon, etc. I would discuss with the ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Sacral pain: Yes--sacral pain can be caused by gynecological problems. Arthritis, fractures, and tumors can also cause sacral pain.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
My opinion only: I am not sure that there are any scientific numerical recommendations, but i find, even for my demented patients who are in the hospital for just a fe... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Not DI?: Diabetes insipidus is characterized by large amounts of dilute urine usually accompanied by very high serum sodium levels. Hydration and replacement o... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
No: These are two different potential sources for pain. Injecting at one would not give relief at the other.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
depends: This really depends on what you do for a living and how affected you are by the pinched nerve. If you have a manual job, you might want to do light du... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Degeneration: Hypertropy of the facets and ligamentum flavum refers to the expansion of these structures in the setting of degeneration. These can cause stenosis (n... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Arachnoid cyst: These tend to be incidental findings most of the time, and they rarely require intervention. They can cause headache, seizures, or other problems rela... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Depends on shunt: There is not really a "piece" in your neck but just tubing traversing it. If you truly have a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, then the tube goes from the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
possibly: If your numbness matches the characteristic distribution of known cutaneous nerves of the scalp, you might be suffering from a neuralgia. Talk to your... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Weight loss: I am not sure if herbals exist out there to fight pseudotumor. However, given the high association with obesity, weight loss is thought to help signif... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Brain hemorrhage: Bleeding in the brain can cause speech problems, either problems forming speech and/or understanding it. Additionally, one could have problems with ar... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
meningitis: One of the worst complications from mastoiditis is meningitis, which can be lethal.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
possibly: Unless you have a brain tumor affecting the skull base and involving the blood vessels to your nose, nose bleeds are probably not related to a brain t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
If feels good: Not sure of the existence of studies specifically looking at this, but if you were my patient, i would tell you that if it makes you feel better, do i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: As long as you don't have contraindications to steroids, steroids provide arguably more relief than any other medication for a pinched nerve. Check wi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
variable: This ultimately depends on what's causing the syrinx. The most common cause of syrinx is post-traumatic, and these tend not to change. However, those ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
See doctor: The vomiting could be from something structurally wrong in the brain--a blood clot, etc. However, fever would be unusual with head trauma in an acute ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Laminectomy: This refers to surgical removal of the back of the vertebra(e) called the lamina, which is done in order to take pressure off nerves or the spinal co... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Chronic pain: Spina bifida occulta usually does not require treatment, so there might have been other reasons you got your fusion. Further treatments for chronic ba... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Radiculopathy: The numbness accompanying a pinched nerve does tend to get better once the herniated disc gets better--either with surgery or spontaneously. However, ... Read More

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Sep 20, 2013
Dr. Haque, thank you for taking the time to answer questions and bringing your expertise to the table. Enjoy reading your succinct answers.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Haque is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Haque is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! hd disc replmnt still hv bad discs w same prob thx for answer perfect
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ah so location in medial branch yields different results than facet.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That's what I thought. I hope my next lab results lead to an answer.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Mississippi School of Medicine, MS
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Residency

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Awards

Zimmer Complex Spine Fellowship, Zimmer Spine
ABC News Medical Unit Internship
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Affiliations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons

Publications

Thoracic transdural spinal cord herniation at a level caudal to prior discectomy.
Infected giant ophthalmic artery aneurysm remnant following craniotomy for surgical clip ligation. Case report.
Screw fixation of the upper cervical spine in the pediatric population.
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