April 6, 2018

Living with back pain: ‘It’s a chronic issue’

By Karl W Oestreich

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by Calyn Thompson

According to Mayo Clinic, about 80-percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. Some surveys say back pain is the number one reason people go see their primary health care KIMT LOGOprovider…Dr. Mohamed Bydon is a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic. He said there can be some easy treatments for people like Kellen. "Stress, lack of sleep, all of those things contribute to pain," Bydon said, "and part of a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating, healthy activity would be trying to mitigate stress levels and get enough sleep as well."

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Additional coverage:

KPLR FOX, Ways to prevent and treat back pain — Dr. Chandan Krishna joins KPLR 11 News at Noon live via satellite from the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix to discuss the differences between short and long-term back pain, treatment options, proactive ways to prevent or minimize back pain, and when it’s time to see a surgeon.

Context:  Mohamed Bydon, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon.  Dr. Bydon serves as medical director of the Mayo Clinic Neurosurgical Biobank and Clinical Registry, which compiles prospective data on clinical outcomes of neurosurgical procedures. He also serves as the principal investigator of the Mayo Clinic Neuro-Informatics Laboratory, using big data to define the cost and value of medical and surgical interventions. You can read more about his medical research here.

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