As we welcome our new primary care physician, Trevan Rankin, to Deuk Spine and Viera Health and Wellness we are releasing this small guide to help you stay healthy this flu season.
"Sit up straight" something we have all heard at least once in our life, but how important could this little piece of advice really be? Very. The positioning of your spine is an extremely influential factor when it comes to the health of your neck and back. Poor posture can create abnormal spine alignment and result in years of problems.
Irma was a disastrous hurricane and many people have been left without internet, power, and maybe even their homes. We know that this is a very difficult time as everyone recovers from Irma's devastation and want to make sure that all our patients are safe and getting the treatment they need. That's why we are now open again following the hurricane and are ready to treat what afflicts you.
Surgery, the one word that either scares people away, or is what they believe they need to cure their debilitating back or neck pain. Surgery is not always the answer and should be considered a last resort. At Deuk Spine Institute our goal is to get a patient out of pain, not force them to undergo expensive surgical procedures that may not be right for them. We believe that every patient deserves freedom from pain as soon as possible by offering patients the treatment that is best for their condition.
The team at Surgery Center of Viera is pleased to announce that we have recently been re-accredited for 3 years by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Acquiring accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality in our business practices and is a true testament to the quality care that we deliver to our Deuk Spine Institute and Surgery Center of Viera patients. Achieving accreditation by AAAHC verifies that we have not only met, but exceeded the rigorous standards of a nationally-recognized organization that has been surveying, critiquing and accrediting ambulatory surgery centers since 1979. Accreditation distinguishes this surgery center from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
If you are injured or develop pain in your back, neck or joints, your primary care physician, the ER physician at a hospital, or an urgent care doctor may recommend you have an MRI. About 30,000 MRI scans are performed every year, many of those of the back, neck and joints. At Deuk Spine Institute, we're able to perform MRI scans right here in our facility.