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The Patient’s Role

Understanding your responsibilities

You are the only one who can decide which treatment is best for you. It is important that you recognize that you have a responsibility to participate in, and take ownership of, any decisions involving your health care. You will be asked to make the final decision about what is best for you, so ask questions about anything you do not understand. Check out this web site to understand the procedures. And again, ask questions.

Your family and close friends are an important part of the collaborative process. We encourage you to include them in any education sessions we provide concerning your condition. If you choose to have surgery, we will make every effort to keep family members informed of your progress and to involve them in your recovery process.

Deciding which treatment option is best for you involves weighing the risks and benefits associated with each option. If you eventually choose to have surgery, your physical condition and your mental attitude will determine your body’s ability to heal. You must approach your surgery with confidence, a positive mental attitude and a thorough understanding of the anticipated outcome. You should have realistic goals — and be willing to work steadily to achieve those goals.

The Collaborative Practice

In our practice, we strive to attain the best possible healing and recovery for every patient. Because every patient is unique, we prescribe treatment based on a thorough evaluation, which we perform utilizing the latest technological advancements available. We believe in evaluating patients promptly and educating them on their diagnosis, so they can play an active role in the decision-making and treatment process. Our clinical experience has shown us that patients who participate in their own health care decisions are far more likely to achieve an optimal level of healing and recovery.

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Stem Cell
Therapy

Center for Spine Care offers stem cell therapy as a conservative treatment to promote natural healing for back or neck pain. Utilizing mesenchymal stem cells, this new method is used to treat patients with neck and back pain caused from degenerative disc disease.