Ashot Kotcharian and Akhil Chhatre of the Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network speak on common causes of back pain; symptoms and red flags to pay attention to; medical and surgical treatment options; and how experts across Johns Hopkins work together to treat the disease. 


  • What are the causes of back pain? (00:01)
  • What are common symptoms of back pain? (00:34)
  • What medical and surgical options are available to treat back pain? (01:42)
  • Why should doctors refer their patients to Johns Hopkins for back pain treatment? (02:48)

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Akhil Chhatre, MD.

Akhil Chhatre, MD

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Director, Spine Rehabilitation

Background Dr. Akhil Chhatre is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and neurological surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is director of spine rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins. Dr. ...

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