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Overview

Surgery isn’t always the best approach to treating back pain. At the Spine Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, our goal is to provide our patients with alternatives to back surgery, such as bracing, exercise, physical therapy or medication or when appropriate, minimally invasive procedures, such as precisely guided injection therapy. We develop comprehensive treatment plans to manage pain and improve function so patients can resume the everyday activities they love, get a better night’s sleep, or return to work, school, a hobby or a favorite sport.

Through her decades of working with patients with back problems, Program Director Ali Mostoufi, MD has developed the ability to diagnose a wide range of back issues and prescribe alternatives to surgery for reducing or eliminating pain and restoring normal function. Our physicians are consulted by specialists throughout Greater Boston for second opinions, and are frequently is sought by patients who have had “failed back surgeries.”

The range of back problems we diagnose and treat includes, but is not limited to:

  • Lumbar (lower back) pain
  • Cervical (neck region) pain
  • Mid-back pain
  • Compression fractures of the spine
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Idiopathic back pain (pain without a clearly identified cause)

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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Feng Wang, MD, MPH

Feng Wang, MD, MPH

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

Musculoskeletal rehabilitation: amputee and prosthesis, spinal cord injury

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