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 Maine Spinecare 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 Maine Spinecare can advise you if a second opinion would be helpful and worth the expense.

Second Opinion Form

  • *First Name

  • *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?