Dr. Lori G. Weiser, MD is a compassionate and highly skilled pain doctor in White Plains. A graduate of Stanford University in industrial engineering, she spent some time on Wall Street before changing the direction of her career to pursue orthopaedics because she wanted to have a greater impact on people’s everyday lives. Dr. Weiser received an MD degree from Duke University Medical School and then went on to complete a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. She received board certification in orthopaedic surgery in 2007. She specializes in treating pain syndromes along with sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.
Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide with one half of all working Americans admitting to having back pain symptoms each year. It is the most common reason most people miss work or school and see their doctors. Though it sounds serious, most cases of back pain are not caused by serious conditions such as arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer, but rather from poor posture or from using poor body mechanics when working or lifting. Using numerous manual modalities, the pain doctor in White Plains will address the source of your lower back pain. Working in partnership with all their patients, our expert doctor will assess the cause of your discomfort and make therapeutic suggestions based upon her findings and your health care goals and lifestyle. Our expert staff works with you to decide the optimum course of action to treat your lower back pain.
If your back pain persists and non-invasive modalities have not helped, our pain doctor in White Plains will discuss surgical options with you. Because minimally invasive spine surgery does not involve a long incision, it avoids significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine. In most cases, this results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery. The doctor will suggest spine surgery only if other methods have not relieved the painful symptoms caused by your back problem. In addition, surgery is only considered if your doctor can pinpoint the exact source of your pain, such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Come in for an appointment and let us work with you to treat your back pain.