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Back pain is the leading cause of disability for Americans under 45. *

Are you experiencing pain in your back or neck?

Is pain interfering with your favorite activities?

Could you have a treatable orthopaedic condition?

Get started with your free back and neck health risk assessment.

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Risk calculated for those ages 20 to 89.

What are kidney stones?

A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney when there are high levels of certain substances in the urine. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in 10 Americans will have a kidney stone in his or her lifetime, and each year more than half a million people visit emergency rooms for kidney stone problems — and the rates are rising.

Watch Northwell Health urologists Dr. Louis R. Kavoussi, chairman of Urology, Dr. David M. Hoenig and Dr. Zeph Okeke discuss what you should know about kidney stones, including:

  • Risk factors, including family history
  • Causes and kinds of stones
  • Ways to prevent stones
  • Which stones need to be treated
  • The best treatments for you based on size, location, composition and any other medical conditions you may have



between the ages of 26 and 64 experience frequent
back pain. *


of chronic pain the United States is in the lower back. *


will experience back pain at some time in their lives. **

Chronic neck and back pain is treatable, and treating pain before it gets worse can help you improve your functionality and lifestyle. Reclaim your productivity and enhance your physical health with the help of Northwell Health's Orthopaedic Institute.

Northwell Health's Orthopaedic Institute offers a range of treatment options. Call (516) 465-8663 to make an appointment with one of our neck and spine specialists across Long Island, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island. 


As the lifetime risk of breast cancer has increased, early detection methods have become integral in identifying tumors before symptoms develop.

An estimated 83.6 million

American adults have one or more types of CVD.

40.8% of the U.S. population

will have some form of CVD by 2030.

An average of 2,150

Americans die each day from heart disease.
* According to the American Heart Association

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Breast cancer risk estimates only available for women ages 35 to 85. Women younger than 35 and older than 85 will receive information about important risk factors to watch, but not risk estimates.

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*According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine
**According to the American Chiropractic Association