Impact of Weight on Neck and Back Pain [Video]
Ask the Expert: Spine Video Series
About the video: Does losing weight impact neck and back pain?
Summit Orthopedics spine specialists Steven Sabers, MD, and Erik Ekstrom, MD, talk on the correlation between weight and neck and back pain.
Meet Erik Ekstrom, M.D.
Dr. Ekstrom’s approach: “I believe in listening to patients and making them feel comfortable. For me, the most gratifying part of the work is finding the problem and fixing it so patients can return to their usual activities.”
Dr. Ekstrom’s education: Dr. Ekstrom studied at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota as an undergraduate student, and after graduating he earned a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology degree at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud. Later he completed his medical degree and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis.
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, Minnesota. There he completed not only his undergraduate studies, but also his medical degree, internship, and residency.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive spine expertise
Summit Orthopedics’ Spine Care program is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for the comprehensive expertise of our patient-centered care. 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.
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, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
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