WALL STREET JOURNAL FOCUSES ON SPINE PATIENTS AND SORTING THROUGH SURGICAL OPTIONS
On 18 March 2014 the Wall Street Journal published an article by Laura Landro about a research team creating a registry of outcomes for operations on the upper spine. This is about helping doctors and patients make optimal decision about treating spinal cord compression. It was noted that spinal cord compression is the most common spinal cord problem here in the United States in person over 55 years old. Not only were outcomes for surgical techniques compared but the costs of the procedures were compared as well. A nice anatomical diagram was included in the article. The graphic was designed with the pubic in mind and can serve as a valuable educational resource when explaining spinal cord compression to patients.