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HSS Doctor Explains When to Consider Back Surgery

Paramus Daily Voice—September 13, 2016

In a recent article published by Paramus Daily Voice, Bernard A. Rawlins, MD, a spine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains when back surgery may be necessary.

According to Dr. Rawlins, "When the pain is severe and ongoing though, and nonsurgical treatments fail to provide relief, patients may decide to see a spine surgeon. The first step is to determine the precise cause of the pain, and this is critical for a good result. Patients should be prepared to provide a thorough medical history and a detailed description of the type of pain they are experiencing. X-rays and high quality MRIs provide more specific information and help pinpoint the cause of the pain."

To read the full article, visit Paramus.DailyVoice.com.


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