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Podcast: Low (lumbar) Back Pain Discussion with Dr Ali ...

Low (lumbar) Back Pain Discussion with Ali Bydon, MD, clinical director of the Johns ...

Date: 10/05/2010

Neurosurgeon Ali Bydon discusses Low (Lumbar) Back Pain. Dr Bydon is the clinical director of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Spine Program and Assistant Director of Neurosurgery.

Program Notes:

0:21  Common conditions affecting lumbar spine (lower back)
1:03  Who should go see a doctor about back pain?
2:00  Total number of patients who see a neurosurgeon
2:38  Causes of low back pain (spondylolisthesis, lumbar stenosis, etc.)
3:16  Living longer = more problems
4:02  What do we do for these back pain problems?
4:52  Types of spine surgery
5:23  Two concepts: decompression and stabilization
6:06  How much pain?
6:34  Conditions affecting the thoracic spine (behind the rib cage)
7:07  How has spinal surgery changed?
7:31  Identifying who is a candidate for spine surgery?
8:02  Latest diagnostic imaging = best care for patient
8:19  End


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