For more than 15 years, The Reading Neck & Spine Center has been a resource in the Eastern Pennsylvania region for those with back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and other types of spine problems. Located about 70 miles west of Philadelphia, the spine center attracts spine patients from across the counties of Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill, Montgomery, and Luzerne.
The spine physicians at The Reading Neck & Spine Center specialize in the treatment of spinal disorders including back pain, neck pain, radiating pain from bulging or herniated discs, fractures of the spine, stenosis, arthritis, spine reconstruction, infections, tumors of the spine. and curvature problems like scoliosis or kyphosis.
Back and neck pain patients often become frustrated driving from one back doctor’s office to a second location for diagnostic tests and then a third location for therapy. The other common problem with back and neck pain, is that this fragmented treatment model doesn’t enable the spine providers to collaborate and coordinate treatment options and spine care. The patient often has to explain over and over what caused their symptoms, and what the previous treatment provider suggested.
Consequently, many spine patients are frustrated with the lack of communication and collaboration among those involved in their care. They are bounced from location to location, often having to wait weeks in between appointments which greatly prolongs their symptoms, which in turn can cause further problems with the back becoming yet more deconditioned, and the patient having to rely for too long on drugs.
Conversely, a spine center approach enables the patient to have diagnostic tests and then have an evaluation by a spine-specialized physician and treatment in one location, including a full exercise gym on site.
Secondly, surgeons are fellowship-trained in spinal surgery and are dedicated to the treatment of spinal disorders. These surgeons perform a high volume of spine surgery annually which makes them extremely proficient. Lastly, the spine center as a regional referral point for hundreds of other physicians, sees the most complex spine problems from across Pennsylvania.
For example, David J. Abraham, MD received his undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his surgical internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Abraham is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and The Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society.
Lastly, the philosophy of The Reading Neck and Spine Center is to emphasize NON-surgical treatment options in advance of spine surgery. This enables about 90% of our patients to get back to activity and resolve pain symptoms without the need for spine surgery.
As a free community service, this Spine Center of Excellence mails out Home Remedy Books on a limited basis to residents in the region. Home remedy books include information about the spine center, instruction on how to use the exercise book, various exercises to help alleviate back and neck pain, and other home remedies.CLAIM YOUR FREE COPY
For those back and neck pain sufferers who have exhausted nonsurgical treatment options, spine surgery may be the next step in resolving a spine problem. Because spine surgery is a serious decision, it is a good idea to obtain a second opinion from a board-certified and fellowship-trained spine surgeon before undergoing surgery.GET A SECOND OPINION