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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.



Programs + Services


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Adult Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division at Tufts MC in Boston offers expert, personalized care for people with disabilities and severe injuries.
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Spine Clinic

The Spine Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in Boston provides alternatives to back surgery, such as bracing, exercise, physical therapy, medication and precisely guided injection therapy.
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Doctors + Care Team

Ali Mostoufi, MD

Ali Mostoufi, MD

Title(s): Associate Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Adult Physiatrist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5631
Fax #: 617-636-2551

Spine care, interventional spine and pain procedures, musculoskeletal medicine, work and sports injuries, medical-legal consultation

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Ron I. Riesenburger, MD

Ron I. Riesenburger, MD

Title(s): 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): Chief, Division of Spinal Surgery; 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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