THIS POST IS PART OF THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BACK PAIN RELIEF
Living with chronic back pain isn’t normal; however, the number of people suffering from back pain is on the rise. In fact, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite low back pain as the second leading cause of disability in the United States, and the latest numbers indicate that an estimated 31 million Americans are experiencing low-back pain at any time, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
If you are experiencing back pain, the first step to recovery is figuring out what is wrong. At OrthoIndy, our team of experts uses the latest technology in surgical and non-surgical treatments to treat your spine.
The OrthoIndy Spine team consists of fellowship-trained, board-certified spine surgeons, trained to treat injuries and conditions of the back and neck.
To help you find relief from back pain, the spine doctors at OrthoIndy are now offering second opinion consultations of your spine scans.
Dr. Gabriel Jackson, spine surgeon at OrthoIndy believes this service will be valuable to individuals who are unsure of a treatment plan for back pain.
“There are many patients who have had an MRI scan, but are not sure if they should see a surgeon,” he said. “The main goal of providing an MRI review to the community is to give patients who have had an MRI scan, but are not sure if they should see a surgeon, an opportunity to have a fellowship-trained spine surgeon look at the scan and discuss the findings with them.”
In the past 12 months, if you or a family member had an MRI of the spine completed at another facility, you can request your scan be reviewed without ever coming into our office or scheduling an appointment.
Get a second opinion consultation on your spine scans
Your images will be reviewed first hand by a spine surgeon, who will provide you with a diagnosis. Should you need treatment, the surgeon will let you know if it would be best for you to make your first appointment with a physiatrist, also referred to as a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist or non-operative pain management doctor, or with a spine surgeon.
“This will allow you to access the most effective care in a more efficient and affordable manner,” said Dr. Jackson. “Every patient wants to get better as soon as possible and getting to the right doctor sooner is the first step. There are also many patients who have had an MRI scan and been told that they need a surgery. A review of your scans can be a crucial part of your decision-making process. Requesting your spine images to be reviewed by OrthoIndy will allow you to have a thoughtful and experienced set of eyes review the images.”
To start the process, please fill out our online form. You will need to obtain the images from the facility who performed the MRI. Once OrthoIndy receives the scans, one of our spine doctors will review your image and provide a diagnosis so you can better understand your condition and choose the best treatment option.
If treatment is needed, the OrthoIndy Spine team would be happy to schedule an appointment to start your personalized treatment plan. OrthoIndy offers non-operative and surgical treatment options to treat your spine injury or condition.
Patients should know that having your spine images reviewed by an OrthoIndy spine surgeon will provide you with valuable information about your condition and may make obtaining the appropriate care for your problem easier. However, the review of your images is NOT a diagnosis and is NOT a substitute for being seen by a physician in the office. Our hope is that having the images reviewed will allow you to make better decisions about your treatment going forward.
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Your well-being is important to us. Click the button below or call us to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists. If your injury or condition is recent, you can walk right into one of our OrthoIndy Urgent Care locations for immediate care. For rehabilitation and physical therapy, no referral is needed to see one of our physical therapists.
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