Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives.
As such, it's likely you have experienced the pain, or someone you know has; however, getting your questions answered isn't always easy. On Sept. 3 from 6-7 p.m., Dr. Jian Shen from St. Mary's Healthcare in Amsterdam, N.Y. will answer your questions about back pain, sciatica, neck pain, as well as leg pain and shoulder or arm pain.
Shen, who specializes in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, can also discuss minimally invasive spine surgery options, as well as surgery with the hospital's state-of-the-art Renaissance robotics guidance system.
As an orthopedic surgeon, Shen is fellowship-trained in spine surgery, specializes in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery and is well versed in non-operative (including spinal injections) and operative treatment of all spine conditions of patients of all ages, including disc herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal deformities (such as scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, and kyphosis), traumatic injuries, tumors, infections, and failed spine syndrome throughout the entire spine from the neck to the low back. His main expertise has been on minimally invasive decompression/fusion surgery, complex deformity/scoliosis and revision spine surgery. Minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery is a technique that allows the surgeon to perform an operation that normally is done via a large midline incision through a much smaller incision. This allows for significantly less tissue damage and quicker recovery.
Have questions in advance of the chat? Email them to Rebecca Eppelmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The content of this communication is intended for informational purposes; it is not meant to take the place of medical care. If you have extreme pain or medical concerns, please seek care from a primary care physician, a specialist, or at an Emergency Room.