Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
Spine Treatment Centers of America (Spine Treatment Centers) is now offering "The Informed Spine Patient: The Insider’s Guide to Finding the Right Spine Treatment" to help people navigate the overwhelming and often confusing topic of spine surgery.
The publication outlines what causes pain, the process for treating pain, and helpful hints for neck and back pain sufferers who are evaluating spine surgery options. The spine surgery guide is available for free to patients who register at spinetreatmentcenters.com.
Dedicated to creating more transparency in spine surgery, Spine Treatment Centers features leaders in the fields of neurosurgery, orthopedic spine surgery and interventional pain management.
"The Informed Spine Patient" explains terms like cervical, thoracic and lumbar pain and also details the differences between conditions like herniated disc, spinal stenosis, sciatica and degenerative disc disease.
Readers will learn about various diagnostic tools physicians may use, including the benefits and limitations of an MRI in determining appropriate treatment.
"The Informed Spine Patient" also outlines different types of minimally invasive spine surgery and the conditions they treat. The guide provides questions to help patients better understand their physician’s experience and recommendations.
Spine Treatment Centers’ chairman, Sam Bailey, PhD., says, “We want to help people make the best, informed decision about their neck and back pain. Some spine surgery providers may take advantage of a patient’s lack of understanding about their options, to push them into a procedure that is more convenient for the provider than the patient. First and foremost, we want to provide the most appropriate care.”
About Spine Treatment Centers of America
Spine Treatment Centers specializes in the exclusive SpinePath™ minimally invasive spine surgery approach to provide a wide range of diagnostic and corrective procedures performed by leading spine experts in state-of-the-art surgical facilities. Minimally invasive surgery has been shown to provide equivalent or better outcomes than open procedures, while reducing the cost, time and complications typically associated with spine surgery.
The SpinePath™ process guides the physician, working together with the patient, to formulate a customized treatment plan starting with the most conservative treatment that has the greatest chance of success. Each patient at Spine Treatment Centers of America receives the services of a professional Patient Advocate to guide them through their individual treatment process from start to finish.
Spine Treatment Centers is headquartered in Dallas. It has locations in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Nashville, New Orleans, Hackensack, New York City and is expanding nationwide.
For more information about the advanced SpinePath™ approach for neck and back pain, or to learn more about our award-winning physicians, contact Spine Treatment Centers of America at (855) 831-4153 or visit spinetreatmentcenters.com.