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Back pain or backache is the pain felt in the back that may originate from damage to the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. It can be acute, usually lasting from a few days to a few weeks, or chronic, lasting for more than three months. While certain spinal conditions can be treated conservatively, some may require surgery. Dr. Saifi is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric and adult spine surgery in Philadelphia, PA. Click on the below tabs to learn more about the various conditions affecting your back and spine.

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - AAOS
  • AO Foundation
  • North American Spine Society
  • Lumbar Spine Research Society
  • Orthopaedic Research Society