Back Pain Between the Shoulder Blades

Introduction Back pain between the shoulder blades, or what the medical field might call the interscapular region, means pain in the back of our upper trunk, or the thoracic region. While pain in the neck or low back is much more common, pain in the thoracic region may affect up to 30 percent of people […]

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Who Should I See for Spine Care?

A guide to selecting the best back or neck specialist. Patients and primary care physicians often use medications as a first attempt to manage back or neck pain. Sometimes, however, it becomes evident that a referral to a spine specialist is needed. With all the different specialists in healthcare, sometimes it can feel overwhelming to […]

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Questions to Ask Your Back Doctor Before Surgery

When diagnosed with back pain, some people think that means surgery is inevitable. While that may have been true years ago, for some patients I see, surgery can be delayed or avoided. Having surgery on your back or spine is a big decision, and you’ll want to make sure it’s the right decision for you. […]

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