Laser Spine Specialist – Dr. Alen Nourian, MD

Laser Spine Specialist – Dr. Alen Nourian, MD

Millions of people suffer from back pain. The good news is that occasional back pain is not a cause for concern. However, chronic back pain that makes day-to-day life difficult, or impossible, needs the expertise of a spine specialist. Fortunately, many common causes...
Neurosurgeon or Orthopedic Surgeon? Does it Matter?

Neurosurgeon or Orthopedic Surgeon? Does it Matter?

If I need to be evaluated for a spinal problem, or, if I need spinal surgery, should I see a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon? It is important for patients to realize that both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons perform spine surgery. Today, there is an...
What To Do If You’re Considering Back Surgery

What To Do If You’re Considering Back Surgery

If you are contemplating spine surgery, you may be interested to know what an orthopaedic spine surgeon recommends you consider—including, important questions to ask. Can you give us an insiders’ view on the best way to choose a surgeon? Dr. Rashbaum: First and...
Causes of Failed Back Surgery Are Multifactorial

Causes of Failed Back Surgery Are Multifactorial

“My concern as a spine surgeon and a pain specialist is that I’m seeing much more unnecessary spine surgery and very little treatment of lifestyle factors that, were they addressed, might negate the need for surgery.” – Ralph F. Rashbaum, MD How can...
Spine Surgery Overview

Spine Surgery Overview

If you’ve struggled with back pain for any length of time, you may be wondering if spine surgery is your only treatment option. Sometimes, surgery is the only treatment. However, there’s good news. The vast majority of back problems can be remedied with non-surgical...