Get a Second Opinion

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.

A second opinion from University Orthopedics can provide you the following benefits:

  • Determine if you have considered all possible treatment options and if there are any other nonsurgical 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? And is it worth the time and expense to travel to a spine center?

Complete the Second Opinion form below to describe your case. After learning of your condition, the specialists at University Orthopedics can advise you if a second opinion would be helpful and worth the expense.

Second Opinion Form

Fill out the information below to request a second opinion. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

*First, 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?


 

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SPECIALTY CENTERS
  • Spine
    • The Spine Center are referred back and neck pain patients across the New England States.
  • Hand & Wrist
    • The Hand & Wrist center deals with both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions and problems.
  • Joint Replacement
    • The Joint Replacement Center provides the most modern treatment options for knee, hip, and shoulder replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
    • The Pediatric Orthopedic Center consist of three surgeons who specialize in the care of children.
  • Foot & Ankle
    • The Foot & Ankle Center involves clinical teams that specialize in foot and ankle surgery.
  • Shoulder & Elbow
    • The Shoulder & Elbow Center includes orthopedic surgeons and therapists who specialize in shoulder and elbow.
  • Sports Medicine
    • The Sports Medicine Center helps those with sports-related injuries recover quickly to return to activity.
  • Trauma & Fracture
    • The Trauma & Facture center works closesly together with Rhode Island Hospital's trauma specialists to identify injuries.
  • Oncology
    • Our orthopedic oncology center includes the expertise of a specialist in oncology and reconstructive surgery.
  • Cartilage Repair Center
    Cartilage Repair
    • The Cartilage Repair Center offers state-of-the-art treatment of joint cartilage lesions
  • Orthodirect for sprains, fractures, work accidents, sports injuries
    Ortho Direct
    • Ortho Direct treats patients with urgent orthopedic needs from sprains, fractures, work accidents & sports injuries.
Brochures & Journals
  • Back to Life Journal
    • Subscribe to our Back to Life Journal to read information on the latest advances on joint replacement, sports medicine, orthopedic problems and back and neck pain.
Home Remedy Book
  • Home Remedy Book
    • Have back or neck pain? Learn what causes symptoms and the home remedies that relieve pain. University Orthopedics mails out Home Remedy Books to residents throughout the New England area.
About Us

University Orthopedics in Providence, Rhode Island, is a regional referral center for patients with back and neck pain, joint pain, sports medicine problems, shoulder pain, hand problems, hip and knee pain, and foot and ankle injury. University Orthopedics utilizes fellowship-trained, sub-specialized physicians to treat a variety of orthopedic problems.

  • PROVIDENCE 1
    2 Dudley Street, Suite 200
    Providence, RI 02905
    Phone: 401-457-1500

  • PROVIDENCE 2
    100 Butler Drive
    Providence, RI 02906
    401-277-0790

  • MIDDLETOWN
    345 Valley Rd.
    Middletown, RI 02842
    401-457-1500

  • EAST GREENWICH
    1598 South County Trail, Suite 100
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    Phone: 401-884-1177