Spine Surgery 1 of 2

Back pain is very common and can be caused by many different things. This program examines some of the causes and treatments for back pain and the role of spine surgery, when needed, for conditions such as scoliosis.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Back structure
  • Spine alignment
  • Spine stability
  • Cervical spine
  • Thoracic spine
  • Lumbar spine
  • Vertebrae and disks
  • Back pain and nerves
  • Muscle pain
  • Back pain with aging/posture
  • Chronic back pain
  • Back pain prevention: Exercise/muscle strengthening
  • Back pain evaluation: X-ray and MRI
  • Scoliosis treatment: braces and surgery

Dr. Charles Sansur, a neurosurgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sansur is also an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: July 8, 2013

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