Is Surgery Your Best Option for Back Pain?

Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spine, will affect an estimated 2.4 million Americans by 2021. It’s a common cause of back pain in people over 50 and is often treated with surgery.  However, a new study shows that physical therapy may be just as effective at relieving symptoms and returning mobile function. Treatments for … Read More

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Returning to Sports After Back Surgery

Contributor: Robert McLain, MD Contrary to what people fear, back surgery does not have to mean the end to a promising sports career. In fact, studies show that Olympic and professional level athletes have returned to their same level of competition following many common types of back surgery. The athlete’s level of competition, overall fitness, … Read More