Lower Back Pain

The most difficult aspect of treating low back pain with or without leg pain, numbness or weakness is judgment;  the judgment to wade through all of the options to maximize your life improvement.  I have been evaluating patients with spine issues for 28 years, and most patients do not require surgery, much less a fusion. Please watch and listen to these videos.  They should help you learn more about your low back pain.  If you think that surgery may be a good option for you, feel free to contact your primary care doctor for a referral if required by your insurance company, or contact Kelly directly.

Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

When To See Your Doctor

When To See Dr. Johans

When To Go To The ER

How to Avoid Surgery

Safely Delaying Surgery

When To Move Towards Surgery

Goals of Surgery

Potential Risks Of Surgery

When to get an MRI

When to get X-rays

Evidence Based Medicine

What Happens At The Hospital?

Post Op Instructions

Follow Up Appointment After Surgery


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