Beware! If you are a patient, and seek for trustable medical information related with your spine problem, be cautious about the information found on the web. There are few scientific study on the quality of health-related information on the web, and all the studies report that the quality is questionable. For example, Li and colleagues (Spine 2001;26:545–557) reported that "most back pain-related web sites can be classified as advertising. The quality varied considerably, resulting in difficulties for patients to find useful information in this field. The increasing number of people seeking medical information on the Web creates a need for more high quality sites".
Therefore, OrthoNeuroSpine.com offers no guarantee about the soundness of the health information at the following websites. However, those are relatively well-organized and well-maintained websites than those of many others.
The Spine Patient Society™ supports & advocates on behalf of patients who have suffered spine injuries or disorders. Patients with spine disorders often feel overwhelmed and alone in their pain and often feel like there is no place to turn for support. The great majority of Spine Patients are confused about their medical condition(s) and are truly uncertain what this means in regard to their future health and well-being. The Spine Patient Society™ has been created to help demystify the “medical jargon,” diagnoses and treatments that surround the lives of Spine Patients in an effort to help educate these patients about their disorders while providing much needed social support.