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News Stories Featuring Spine Center Staff

Dr. Christine C. Peeters-Asdourian named among Boston's Top Doctors

Spine Center specialist Christine Peeters-Asdourian, MD, has been named one of Boston's "Top Docs" in Boston Magazine. This is the second year she has been included in the magazine's annual feature.

Boston Magazine notes that doctors on the list were chosen by their peers; they are "doctors that other doctors recommend to friends and family." The research was conducted by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, a health care research and information company. Dr. Peeters-Asdourian is a pain management specialist in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. She is currently available to see Spine Center patients at the Center in Boston and at Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare Chelsea.

Beckett not the only person battling back

In this story on, Dr. Kevin McGuire discusses Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett's battle with back problems and the options to treat recurring low back pain.

Players dealing with back pain

Must make tough choice between surgery and rehab

Dr. Kevin McGuire and Linda Andrews, a patient of Dr. McGuire’s, in the FOX25 studio for a live interview about back pain and surgery

In this story on, Dr. Kevin McGuire discusses how MLB players and more average folks decide whether to have back surgery, and offers a surgeon's perspective.

Treating back pain

In a live interview on WFXT-TV's FOX25 morning show, Dr. Kevin McGuire and one of his patients discussed back pain and back surgery. While studies show most low back pain goes away on its own, McGuire reviewed the signs of a more serious problem and discussed new, less invasive surgical techniques.

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On Dr. Andrew White on Athletes and Back Pain

What do NBA legend Larry Bird, ice skating sensation Tara Lipinski, and Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana have in common? They all excelled in their sports - but they also all suffered from back pain. "Back pain, in particular low back pain, is not uncommon among athletes - both those who are world-class and those who are weekend warriors," says Dr. Andrew White of the Spine Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
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