Dr. Gleiber is featured in Jupiter Magazine discussing Spinal Surgery.
Q: I feel pain in my back and legs, especially when walking or rising from a chair. The only relief I get is when I lie down or lean forward while walking. I researched my symptoms online and found several chat rooms that recommended spinal surgery. I am scared; is this true?
A: As a spine surgeon, one of my main goals in treating and educating patients is to demystify “rumors” regarding spine surgery. For starters, most spine ailments are best treated without surgery. Patients with pain in their back and legs often benefit from treatments, such as medications, physical therapy, and injections.