Back Injuries

Back injuries can result from sports injuries, every day work, or a sudden jolt such as a car accident. The lower back is the most common site of back injuries and back pain. Common back injuries often involve sprains, herniated disks, and fractures.

Programs + Services


Spine Center

The professionals from the Spine Center at Tufts Medical Center evaluate, diagnose, and treat various neck, back, and spine conditions. Our goal is to minimize pain and restore your quality of life.
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Pain Management Center

The Tufts MC Pain Management Center in downtown Boston specializes in eliminating or reducing chronic pain (particularly in the back and neck) and cancer pain.
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Tips to relieve back pain at home

We asked Director of the Tufts Medical Center Pain Management Center and back pain expert in the Spine Center in Boston, Wilfred Hynes, MD to provide information on ways to relieve less-severe back pain at home.
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Doctors + Care Team

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Adriana Desillier, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6208
Fax #: 617-636-9993

Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (RSD), neuropathic pain, work related injuries, sports related injuries, ultrasound guided nerve blocks, interventional pain procedures and perioperative pain management, rhizotomy, epidurals, opioid tapering, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, PTSD management via US guided stellate ganglion blocks, refractory VT treatment via US guided stellate ganglion block, refractory chronic plantar fasciitis

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Ron I. Riesenburger, MD

Ron I. Riesenburger, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Spine Center; Co-Chief, Division of Spinal Surgery; Neurosurgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8484
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal deformity and scoliosis, complex and reconstructive spine surgery

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Simcha J. Weller, MD

Simcha J. Weller, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neurosurgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8686
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Complex and reconstructive cervical spine surgery, spinal microsurgery, surgical treatment of cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy, cervical spine trauma

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Wilfred L. Hynes, MD

Wilfred L. Hynes, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Pain Clinic; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6208
Fax #: 617-636-9993

Anesthesiology, pain management

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