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.
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