How it works
Chronic back/neck pain is a significant source of healthcare expenditure in the United States. Approximately 80% of the adult population in the United States will experience a severe bout of back/neck pain that significantly interferes with their activities of daily living. It is the second leading reason why patients see their doctors. Of the acute spine pain population, a large number of patients develop chronic ailments that require dutiful supervision and management. Unfortunately, the oversight of such conditions is left in the hands of non-spine specialists. Our goal is simple: provide a certain subset of patients the ability of 24/7 access to their spine specialist. Navigating the spine territory can be daunting for many patients. Chronic spine pain and symptoms can be interconnected with other issues – varying from other bone and joint problems, to more medical, neurological and inflammatory pathologies. We need to be there for the patients in order to make sense of the chaos. In patients that are afflicted with chronic neck and back discomfort, whom have flare-ups, time is of the essence. They do not care to waste this time with their primary care team – direct access to the spine expert is critical.
Dr. Elshihabi was very personable and caring – and persuasive in his suggestion that corrective surgery was/is in my best interest. He recommended I receive a second opinion regarding his recommendation, which I did. I did get a second opinion, which fully confirmed both Dr. Elshihabi’s diagnosis and his recommend surgical path.
He sat with me, and listened to my concerns. He defied my stereotyped view of a surgeon. Excellent post-op recovery, so I was very pleased.
The best possible care. He is awesome
Dr. Elshihabi is a very nice person and is always courteous. He is very easy to talk to and is knowledgeable in his field. He has offered for me to get 2nd opinions, but I trust him and do not feel the need to do that. His staff is great and it seems that they are a caring team. I have seen a few spinal doctors and this one is the best.