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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


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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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

Adriana Desillier, MD

Adriana Desillier, MD

Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6044
Fax #: 617-636-8384

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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Pascal Scemama de Gialluly, MD, MBA

Pascal Scemama de Gialluly, MD, MBA

Title(s): Attending Anesthesiologist; Attending Pain Physician
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6208
Fax #: 617-636-8384

Chronic neck and back pain, chronic joint pain, persistent and chronic post-surgical pain, neuromodulation therapies for chronic pain, chronic headaches, chronic abdominal pain, CRPS cancer pain, pediatric chronic pain, acute pain, stellate ganglion block for ventricular tachycardia

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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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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 #: 617-636-8384

Anesthesiology, pain management

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