Josh Rittenberg, MD Featured in Orthopedics Today - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Published on February 15, 2010

Josh Rittenberg, MD Featured in Orthopedics Today

Joshua Rittenberg, MDJoshua Rittenberg, MD, physiatrist at RIC’s Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Center on Clark St., was recently featured in Orthopedics Today, a leading orthopedic trade magazine, for his presentation on back pain at the North American Spine Society 24th Annual Meeting.  His presentation “reviewed the challenges that managing pre- and postoperative spine pain in older patients presents — from diagnosing the real source of pain to balancing medications.”

Rittenberg recommends that active rehabilitation should be the first-line treatment for older patients’ back pain, especially after age 70 years, when spine degeneration, pain thresholds and inflammatory mediators increase.

Read the entire Orthopedics Today article.