How to Diagnose and Treat Back Pain

Posted on by Steven Hughes, MD

Almost everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. This pain can vary from mild to severe. It can be short-lived or long-lasting. Understanding your spine and how it works can help you understand why you have low back pain.

View an animation on conditions of the spine and where low back pain comes from.


Steven S. Hughes, MD, specializes in spine surgery and practices in our Alexandria and Tysons offices.

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One Response to How to Diagnose and Treat Back Pain

  1. Kyle says:

    Surgery has to be the last resort. If surgery can’t be avoided, I highly suggest minimally invasive surgery. My father got his back treated a few years ago. Minimally invasive yields less complications, quick recovery time, and the joy of “getting one’s life back”

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