Conservative Spine & Joint Center - Ruben Diaz, MD

Conservative Spine & Joint Center
By Ruben Diaz, M.D.
Conservative Spine & Joint Center

Back Pain Facts FAQ's and red flags

FACTS
•Approximately 80% of all adults will have lower back pain at some point in their lives
•The most common cause of chronic pain is poorly treated acute pain
•There are multiple causes for back pain, and each one is treated differently.
•Approximately 95% of all back problems do NOT require surgery
•From 2004 to 2010, medical emergencies related to the nonmedical use of pharmaceuticals increased 119%.  Contributing to this rise was the 149% increased involving narcotic pain relievers.
•4.4 million Adults > 50 years old are in need of a substance abuse treatment.

What is a Physiatrist?
By Ruben Diaz, M.D. 
Conservative Spine & Joint Center

Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, are spine, joint, nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move and function.

Exercise, health, wellness. 

It is very common to set up New Year’s resolutions which usually includes starting to do more exercise, lose weight, and be more active in order to take better care of ourselves. 

Conservative Spine & Joint Center
By Ruben Diaz, M.D.
Conservative Spine & Joint Center

At the Conservative Spine & Joint Center we strive to provide a conservative, comprehensive program related to ALL musculoskeletal care including spine problems, joints, muscle, tendons, spasticity and nerve problems among many other conditions.