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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.

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Spine Center

Downtown Boston specialists offering care for back pain, herniated disk, pinched nerve in back, sciatica, neck pain, spinal stenosis and more.
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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

Adriana Desillier, MD

Adriana Desillier, MD

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

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

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

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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