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Our back is a fine tuned machine that is made up of many small joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. When working at its best, it can accomplish some amazing stuff. When one component goes awry it can result in severe pain and total disability, so it is important to stay ahead of the problem by getting proper treatment early.

Chronic Back Pain

“One of the most commonly reported pain syndromes that can be treated without surgery” While most back pain is caused by a simple muscle strain or injury, it can also be caused by a systemic illness as well. Pain is considered chronic when it is present for more than six months with no real improvement. This…

Degenerative Disc Disease

“A very common source of pain as we age that can be simply treated without surgery” Degenerative disc disease is part of the normal aging process. In many people, it is painless, but in some individuals, it can result in severe debilitating pain. Starting  around the mid-30s, the gel within the disc breaks down, which results…

Disc Herniation

“A very common source of pain after age 30 that can be treated without surgery” A herniated disc is part of the normal aging process. In many people, it is painless,  but in some individuals, it can result in severe debilitating pain. The disc begins to  break down in the third decade of life. It is…

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

“A cause of pain that can be treated without further surgery” Failed back surgery syndrome describes continued pain following one or more spinal surgeries. The term is controversial as some believe it is not a diagnosis. It unfortunately involves younger patients and numbers in the thousands per year. Risks factors in developing failed back surgery…

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

“A common source of pain that can be easily overlooked in back pain and simply treated without surgery” The sacroiliac joint transmits vertical forces from the spine to the lower extremities. It does not have muscles that cross and stabilize the joint so the ligaments that surround the joint also stabilize it. It is thought to be the…

Aging and back pain

Low Back Pain in the Elderly- My Aging Aching Back

Background of Back Pain in the Elderly Intervertebral disc degeneration occurs with aging which causes a progressive deterioration of the adjacent bone, muscles, zygapophyseal (facet) joints and ligaments. It is difficult to differentiate normal aging from pathological processes. Genetics accounts for 50-70% of disc degeneration variability Up to 75% of the total axial compressive load is…

Aging and back pain

My Aching Aging Back Pain

Background of Aging and Back Pain Intervertebral disc degeneration occurs with aging which causes a progressive deterioration of the adjacent bone, muscles, zygapophyseal (facet) joints and ligaments. It is difficult to differentiate back pain from normal aging versus a pathological processes. Genetics accounts for 50-70% of disc degeneration variability 75% of the total axial compressive…

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After two complicated back surgeries in the early seventies I continued to suffer excruciating lower back and sciatic pain. I sought out the finest doctors and rehab facilities. I was very fortunate to have access to some of the best treatment available. Nothing resolved my pain issues until I met Dr. Andre Panagos.  Dr. Panagos discovered the source of my pain when no one else could and treated it with an innovative technique several months ago. I am now pain free for the first time in more than thirty years. He is a compassionate, friendly and open minded physician dedicated to resolving the pain and suffering of his patients.
There are no words to describe my appreciation to this wonderful man and his extraordinary team.

Richard N

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