Got Back Pain?

If your back pain is putting a damper on your activities and you’ve tried numerous treatment options with little or no success, the Inova Spine Program at Inova Alexandria Hospital offers award-winning spine care uniquely devoted to treating problems of the back and neck. The Inova Spine Program provides the most comprehensive spinal solutions in the Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC, metro area, including physical therapy, pain management, as well as the most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques.

“The overwhelming majority of patients can get better with conservative care,” says Corey Wallach, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of the Inova Spine Program at Inova Alexandria Hospital. “When a patient has symptoms that do not respond to conservative care and they have nerve pain, weakness, loss of sensation, or show evidence of nerve damage, that would be the appropriate time to proceed with surgical intervention,” says Dr. Wallach.

Steps Forward

When Barbara Klix chose to have back surgery at Inova Alexandria Hospital, the 74-year-old Springfield resident felt confident about her choice.

“Dr. Wallach is very well-known in his field and there are many articles written about him,” says Klix. “He has a wonderful bedside manner. He put me at ease and he made me feel like the decision that I made was the right one.”

Klix was experiencing pain extending from her waist down to the back of her left knee, preventing her from walking.

Six months after receiving a steroid shot, Klix returned to Dr. Wallach who recommended other conservative options such as another shot, acupuncture or massage.

“I said to Dr. Wallach, I don’t want a temporary fix, I want to get rid of this permanently.” Dr. Wallach scheduled Klix for a traditional lumbar decompression and fusion; her results were everything she had hoped for.

“As soon as the surgery was over, I came home and was completely pain-free and was able to do anything I wanted,” says Klix. “I’m glad I had the procedure done and I’m glad I had it done by Dr. Wallach.”

Make an Appointment

To contact the Inova Spine Program at Inova Alexandria Hospital, call 703.391.3667.  Visit us online at:  www.inovaspine.org