When to Seek Care for Back Symptoms [Video]

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About the video: When should I see a specialist for my back symptoms?

Summit Orthopedics spine specialists Edward Santos, M.D., and Steven Sabers, M.D., give insight about back symptoms to watch for and when to see a specialist for back pain.

Meet Edward Santos, M.D.

Dr. Santos’ approach: “I am committed to providing the best care possible for all of my patients with spine disorders. I treat each and every patient as I would treat any member of my family. I believe that patients’ concerns and expectations deserve to be heard. I also believe in the importance of having a thorough discussion of both surgical and nonsurgical options, with the goal of relieving pain and restoring function.”

Dr. Santos’ education: Dr. Santos spend many of his education years studying in the Philippines in Manila. He completed both his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of the Philippines, and he finished Residency training at Philippine General Hospital. Later he participated in a number of Fellowships for advanced surgical training, including two in Adelaide, Australia, and two in Minneapolis, MN.

Meet Steven Sabers, M.D.

Dr. Sabers’ approach: “I treat my patients as I would want a family member treated, with a goal of reducing pain and improving quality of life.”

Dr. Sabers’ education: Dr. Sabers focused his education at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. There he completed not only his undergraduate studies, but also his medical degree, internship, and residency.

Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive spine expertise

Our back specialists diagnose spine problems and design custom treatment plans built on a conservative, nonsurgical approach. Most patients find relief through treatments including guided injections, specialized physical therapy, biofeedback, exercise, activity modification, and medication. When conservative care does not relieve symptoms, our highly skilled surgeons offer proven, evidence-based surgical options. Together with you, we will determine the right course of action.

Start your journey to a healthy spine. Find your spine expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a spine consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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