Knowledge is power: learn all you can about spine care and treatment
The more you know about your condition, the better prepared you’ll be to work toward a solution. From spine care tips on heavy lifting to seminars on back pain relief, the Spine Center at Unity Hospital is focused on educating our patients.
What do people want to know about the Spine Center? We’ll answer your most frequently asked questions.
Looking for even more information? Check out these helpful links to outside resources.
Everything you wanted to know about the Spine Center at Unity Hospital in one place
What is the Spine Center at Unity Hospital?
It’s a unique resource for the Rochester area—a comprehensive, collaborative, patient-centered approach to caring for patients with neck or back pain.
What is a “nurse navigator”?
Your nurse navigator coordinates the efforts of your care team—creating your treatment plans, making appointments, and following up to be sure your treatment is effective.
Why should I choose the Spine Center at Unity Hospital?
Our Center takes a holistic view of the patient. Our physician team reviews each case individually to determine the best course of action—whether that’s surgical or non-surgical—with an ongoing management program. And your nurse navigator will be in contact with you to ensure that the approach you’re taking is working for you.
Which services are available through the Center?
In addition to total care coordination, our comprehensive services include (but are not limited to):
- High-tech imaging
- Neurology/Physiatry (physical medicine and rehabilitation)
- Physical therapy
- Pain injections
- Ongoing spine care programs
- Chiropractic services
- Chronic pain services
What if I do need surgery?
If your specialist determines that surgery is your best option, we’ll recommend the most appropriate procedure.
Outside resources for more specific information
The Internet can be a great source for information—but please do not use it as a substitute or to replace professional medical advice you receive from a physician. We hope you find these sites helpful, but please remember that we do not control or endorse the information presented on these Web sites:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Cancer Society
American College of Rheumatology
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Combined Health Information Database
Lupus Foundation of America
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Library of Medicine
National Osteoporosis Foundation
North American Spine Society
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases - National Resource Center - NIH
Scoliosis Research Society
Spondylitis Association of America