It’s probably safe to say that most of us at some point in time have woken up with neck pain or can recall an event or injury that resulted in neck pain. In fact, at any given time, 13% of American adults (women more than men) suffer from neck pain.
There are almost as many causes of back pain as there are words to describe the pain and related symptoms! Although muscle spasms are the most common cause of back pain, the spine can be susceptible to some of the same problems as other parts of your body (eg, infection). This article summarizes some of the other common and two uncommon causes of back pain.
When is it a good idea to get a second opinion? Second opinions should strongly be considered when there is a potentially life threatening medical condition, like back surgery, when the proposed treatment options are intensive or demanding, like major surgery, or when there is a chance for a very bad outcome or complication, i.e. brain surgery. By having a second opinion, particularly in these high stakes situations, patients and their families will have the […]
Dr. Callewart was just appointed the opportunity to discuss Medicare Reform. Check out these Session Brief below… Session Brief
I am often asked, Doctor Callewart, Do I Need Surgery? My answer is very simple… If it impacts your daily activity, you should consider Surgery. Many conditions can be treated without surgery, but it depends on how it impacts your lifestyle. Watch my video below which discusses this topic further.