Relief for Back Pain

Regardless of the cause, back pain is usually treated without surgery.


Back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a physician. Patients who visit Russell DeMicco, DO, Associate Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health, often assume they will need surgery. “I set people’s mind at ease that no matter how bad it feels, as long as it wasn’t caused by a major trauma, the vast majority of patients with back pain do not need any type of surgery,” he says.

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