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Second Opinions

For those back and neck pain sufferers who have exhausted nonsurgical treatment options, spine surgery may be the next step in resolving a spine problem. Because spine surgery is a serious decision, it is a good idea to obtain a second opinion.

A second opinion from The Reading Neck and Spine Center can provide you the following benefits:

  • Determine if you have considered all possible treatment options and if there are any other nonsurgical options that can relieve symptoms without the need for surgery.
  • If spine surgery is necessary, what type of spine surgery should be performed? You may not need a complex fusion procedure that was initially recommended.
  • Are you a candidate for new artificial disc technology that would provide a better outcome?
  • Do you qualify for minimally invasive spine surgery in day surgery? This may allow you to be home later that same afternoon, for a faster recovery and return to activity.

Could you benefit from a second opinion? And is it worth the time and expense to travel to a spine center?

Complete the Second Opinion form below to describe your case. After learning of your condition, the specialists at The Reading Neck and Spine Center can advise you if a second opinion would be helpful and worth the expense.

Second Opinion Form

  • *First Name

  • *Last Name

  • *Email Address

  • Phone

Your Symptoms

  • Which of the following best describes your symptoms?

  • How long have you suffered from these symptoms?

  • Do you have pain radiating PAST your knee and elbow?

  • yes     no

  • Does your leg or arm ever go numb?

  • yes     no

  • Have you had back or neck surgery before?

  • yes     no

  • Does your back or neck pain wake you up at night?

  • yes     no

  • How many pills do you take each day for pain relief

Work Information

  • Which of the following describes you currently?

  • Did your back or neck injury happen at work?

  • yes     no

  • If you are not working, how long have you been off work because of your back or neck injury?

Accident Information

  • Was your injury the result of a car accident or other trauma?

  • yes     no

Attorney Information

  • Was an attorney involved in your case?

  • yes     no

First Opinion

  • Did you receive a first opinion?

  • yes     no

  • If so, what type of procedure has been recommended to you?

  • Describe the treatments you have received to date, including PT, injections, or surgeries:

Other Information

  • What else should we know about your case?

The Reading Neck and Spine Center has developed a front/back Mini-Brochure containing valuable information for patients, referral sources, and case managers. The Mini-Brochure provides information about The Reading Neck and Spine Center, treatment for work related injuries, physician biographies, and resources for how to get back to life in 2016.

To view or print the mini-brochure, click here.

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