By Megan Wood
Spine surgeons and spine pain management physicians want to reduce their patients’ pain, but do their methods of reaching this goal separate or integrate?
Collaborate or collapse
Patients deserve the full spectrum of options when dealing with back pain, according to North American Spine Society President Heidi Prather, DO, of Washington University Orthopedics.
Specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Prather admits she doesn’t know much about the specifics of spine surgery. And most spine surgeons don’t know much about the specifics of non-operative care.