Chronic Back Pain
When does back pain need surgery

When Does Back Pain Mean Surgery?

According to the National Institutes of Health, about 80 percent of adults will experience back or neck pain at some point during their lifetime. Unfortunately, for 20 percent of people in that group, acute back or neck pain will become an ongoing health problem. “If back pain isn’t managed the …

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Understanding Your Health
All About Back Pain

Video: All About Back Pain

Many adults experience back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, some estimates are that more than 80 percent of Americans report some form of back pain. In this video, Ritu Zacharias, M.D., a spine and physical medicine specialist in the Department of Neurosurgery at Henry Ford Hospital, …

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Managing & Preventing Back Pain

6 Tips for Low Back Pain Relief

Most adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives – more than 80 percent of people, according to the National Institutes of Health. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days in the U.S. For the vast …

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Fall Prevention

When a Fall Isn’t Just a Fall: 5 Simple Tips for Seniors

Falls may not seem like a big deal to a younger person but, to a senior, a fall can be serious. Falls contribute to significant declines in overall health and life expectancy for seniors, not to mention the loss of independence. They are also the leading cause of fatal and …

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