University Spine Institute Launches New Website and Collaborates with Trusted Online Resource,, to Promote Patient Education

Associated with Hahnemann University Hospital, the team of highly-specialized spine experts at University Spine Institute have recently partnered with online leader to educate their patients on their conditions and treatment options.

Philadelphia, PA, August 05, 2010 --( The University Spine Institute takes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to care and treatment of all back pain, chronic neck pain, spine trauma, and sports injuries. As part of its efforts to ensure optimum healing results for every patient, USI has aligned, the leading online educator for back and neck pain.

The team of neurosurgeons, orthopedists, interventional neuroradiologists and pain management specialists that come together at USI understand the range of treatments for back pain is as broad as the causes of the pain itself. The goal of University Spine Institute physicians is to develop and implement a treatment regimen specifically designed for the individual patient. Tailoring a plan for treatment also demands that physicians educate their patients on their specific condition as well as explaining the treatment options and procedures they recommend to the patient.

“When a patient understands what is causing their pain and the treatment options available to them, it can lead to educated discussions with their doctor and asking the right questions,” according Dr. Francis Kralick. “By making a credible online patient education resource, like Spine-health, known to our patients, we can feel confident in referring them to a trusted source of information who has been a leader in the space for over 10 years.”

University Spine Institute’s patients can expect superior care for their spine-related conditions such as degenerative disc disease, sciatica and spinal stenosis, USI’s physicians can expect trustworthy, unbiased information from Spine-health to refer their patients to.

“Spine-health is a premier provider of pain relief and treatment information for us,” noted Dr. Kralick. “The interactive videos and thousands of pages of content allow our patients to identify their symptoms and conditions and research possible treatment options. We are very pleased to have our spine program and our expert team of spine experts featured both on the Group and individual physician pages of the Spine-health site.”

Learn more about the University Spine Institute spine center by visiting its practice profile on

About is a recognized back pain and neck pain resource “designed to help spine doctors guide their patients to the most reliable and patient friendly back pain resources on the Internet and confirm the patient education conversation with the doctor during the appointment,” says Sylvia Marten, President of Spine-health. The site’s strict editorial standards and medical review process have earned it numerous awards for consumer health content excellence and made it a favorite of both consumers and physicians. publishes thousands of original health articles, doctor advice, and pain blogs and facilitates the leading back pain message board. Patients can find a back doctor they can trust via Spine-health’s Spine Center Directory and by using the Find a Back Doctor or Spine Surgeon search.

Katie Dresner
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