If you’ve been told you need spine surgery — Get a Second Opinion!

Why? Because you may find out that you don’t need spine surgery after all, or perhaps not the complex surgery that the first surgeon recommended. The spine Centers of Excellence in Spine Center Network are proficient in minimally invasive spine surgery that shortens the incisions, makes recovery shorter and less painful. In many cases, these spine centers enable you to have your spine surgery in the morning and be home later the same day to recover in the comfort of your own home.

A second opinion through Spine Center Network can help you...

  • Determine if you have considered all possible treatment options and if there are any other non-surgical options can relieve symptoms without the need for surgery.

  • If spine surgery is necessary, what type of spine surgery should be performed. You many not need a complex fusion procedure that was initially recommended.

  • Are you a candidate for new artificial disc technology that would provide a better outcome.

  • Do you qualify for minimally invasive spine surgery in day surgery, and be home later that same afternoon, for a faster recovery and return to activity.

  • Could you benefit from a second opinion? Is it worth the time and expense to travel to a spine center?

Complete the Second Opinion form below to describe your case. We will send your form to the spine center based on your selection. They can advise you if it’s worth your time and expense to travel to a regional spine center of excellence to be evaluated for a second opinion.

Second Opinion Form

  • *Please Select a Center

  • *First Name

  • *Last Name

  • *Email Address

  • Phone


Your Symptoms

  • Which of the following best describes your symptoms?

  • How long have you suffered from these symptoms?

  • Do you have pain radiating PAST your knee and elbow?

  • yes     no

  • Does your leg or arm ever go numb?

  • yes     no

  • Have you had back or neck surgery before?

  • yes     no

  • Does your back or neck pain wake you up at night?

  • yes     no

  • How many pills do you take each day for pain relief



Work Information

  • Which of the following describes you currently?

  • Did your back or neck injury happen at work?

  • yes     no

  • If you are not working, how long have you been off work because of your back or neck injury?



Accident Information

  • Was your injury the result of a car accident or other trauma?

  • yes     no



Attorney Information

  • Was an attorney involved in your case?

  • yes     no



First Opinion

  • Did you receive a first opinion?

  • yes     no

  • If so, what type of procedure has been recommended to you?

  • Describe the treatments you have received to date, including PT, injections, or surgeries:



Other Information

  • What else should we know about your case?