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A “Smarter” Approach To Arthritis Care
Spine injury

​​​​​​​​​​Back pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to the family physician.

Clinician-scientists developing new approach to treating joint pain

Back, knee and shoulder pain are among the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor’s office. In addition to pain, loss of sleep, reduced productivity and depression often result from a frustrating waiting game, when it may take months, even years to get an effective care plan, especially for patients suffering from arthritis.

“There’s nothing more frustrating for these patients than to wait months to see a spinal surgeon, only to be told that surgery is not the answer,” says Arthritis Program Spinal Surgeon Dr. Raja Rampersaud.