Minimally Invasive Treatment for Back Pain
Back pain is estimated to affect 80
to 90 percent of the population at some point during a person’s lifetime. For
most, it is a temporary event with a short duration. However, for some, it is a
more severe or long-term issue that requires physician evaluation and treatment.
“Back pain is second only to the common cold as the primary reason that patients
seek healthcare,” explains board-certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Anis
Many patients who seek treatment for
back pain describe a feeling of being overwhelmed. Treatment options are
plentiful, and in many cases, the physician will give the patient a variety of
Mekhail reminds patients that surgery is recommended when conservative
(non-surgical) treatment has failed to relieve the symptoms and the physician
feels that surgical intervention may help to alleviate the pain. “Surgery
should be comprehensive enough to treat the cause of the pain, but minimally
invasive in an effort to lessen the pain and scarring and speed recovery
post-operatively,” Dr. Mekhail says.
Join Dr. Anis Mekhail, board
certified orthopaedic surgeon, to learn about back pain and the conservative and
surgical treatment options. This presentation will take place from 6 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 29, at the Palos Health & Fitness Center,
15430 West Ave.,
Orland Park. Light refreshments will be
Register online or call (708) 226-2300.