Other Spine Resources

Being an informed patient is important, whether you are starting your research on whether spinal surgery is right for you or you are recovering from your procedure. These links provide a great deal of useful information about spinal surgery.

Understand Spine Surgery
UnderstandSpineSurgery.com is a joint educational venture by Stryker Spine and UnderstandSurgery.com. Our goal is to provide patients with educational tools to help them better understand what will happen during spine surgery.


Understand Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
This website is dedicated to helping patients understand minimally invasive spine surgery through easy-to-understand animations, articles, and surgical videos


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
The latest source for latest Legislation, educational, health care policy and research information. The site includes the bylaws and position papers of the AAOS, and the latest federal and state laws enacted that pertain to the practice of orthopedics and medicine.


American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons
An information source for latest trends in joint replacement surgery about the hip and knee.

Spine University
Spine University is for people who suffer from back and neck problems sometimes find it hard to find good answers about what is causing their problems and what can be done to make it better.



For patients who suffer from back and neck pain.


You have questions about back pain? Back.com has answers.


An international journal for the study of the spine.


Scoliosis Research Society
The Scoliosis Research Society is a professional organization, made up of physicians and allied health personnel. Our primary focus is on providing continuing medical education for health care professionals and on funding/supporting research in spinal deformities.

WebMD is the leader in providing services that help physicians, consumers, providers and health plans navigate the complexity of the healthcare system.


Arthritis Foundation
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Discusses non operative means of dealing with arthritis. Gives local resources that are available.


Northeastern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern California Chapter operates across the state to assist those affected by the disease and provide current information for people with arthritis and their families.


North American Spine Society (NASS)
NASS is a multidisciplinary medical organization that advances quality spine care through education, research and advocacy.





(209) 456-5516