The spine care industry currently doesn't have any real standards for interoperability in place. While clinical guidelines exist for doctors to follow (and many do), treatment choices are often based on more random factors, such as the procedures your doctor specializes in. With such a hit and miss proposition, it's no wonder so many back and neck pain patients go looking for relief even after exhausting their medical options.
- The number of spinal injection procedures given to patients vary according to geographic area. (Scroll down.)
- Back Surgery: What it is, and What It Is Not
Let's face it, going from specialist to specialist is expensive even when you get the relief you seek. But to jump through such hoops and not feel better - well, I don't know about you, but I just can't afford that. That's why I often refer to my Back Care On A Budget article.