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Is Spine Surgery the Answer to your Back Pain?

Corey Wallach, MD, is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, board-certified in orthopaedic surgery. He serves as the medical director of the Inova Spine Program at Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. Back pain is an interesting beast. It’s incredibly common: As many as 90% of people will experience back pain in their lifetimes, and…

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Injured Your Back? Dos and Don’ts for a Quick Recovery

Angela Santini, MD is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in spinal surgery. She is a member of the Inova Spine Program with privileges at Inova Loudoun Hospital, which has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for spine surgery. Dr. Santini serves as Chief Medical Director of Virginia Spine…

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A Weighty Issue

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An overloaded backpack can damage your child’s spine and your posture September 18 is AOTA’s National School Backpack Awareness day. It turns out that a weighty issue may be messing with our children’s spinal health — the ubiquitous backpack. To understand this, just slip on a heavy backpack and look in a mirror. Notice how…

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Low Back Pain: Is the Sacroiliac Joint to Blame?

Andrew Fanous, MD, is a board-eligible neurosurgeon. He has a special interest in surgical management of spine disorders and tumors. It’s an uncomfortable fact of life: About 8 in every 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. That pain can be debilitating and interfere with work and other daily activities.…

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Experiencing Back and Leg Pain? It Could Be Spinal Stenosis.

Anje Kim, MD, is board-certified in neurological surgery and fellowship-trained in neurosurgery of the spine. She treats a broad range of spine conditions, from simple to complex. Spinal stenosis: What’s that? Many people have never heard of this condition at all — yet it’s surprisingly common. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons…

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Fairfax athlete overcomes severe injury with help from Inova Fair Oaks spine doctors

Personal Best Inova’s neurosurgery and spine experts keep a talented athlete with spinal-cord injury on the move Last year, Leigh Neary achieved an impressive feat: She finished her division’s 2017 International Distance Lake Anna Triathlon. Her joy and pride – as well as the applause she received – were especially powerful considering a trauma she experienced…

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Gardening Pains: Prevent Back Injury When Doing Yardwork

Ali Moshirfar, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery. He is a member of the Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of spine surgery at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Tina Poore, MSHA, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and manager of acute care rehabilitation and the joint/spine service lines…

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