• Mark J. Downey, MD - Board-certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    10 Old Montgomery Hwy #200. Homewood, AL 35209

    Appointments & Referrals: (205) 271-6511

     

Second Opinions

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 Dr. Mark Downey can provide you the following benefits:

  • Determine if you have considered all possible treatment options and if there are any other nonsurgical options that can relieve symptoms without the need for surgery.
  • If spine surgery is necessary, what type of spine surgery should be performed? You may 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? This may allow you to 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 SpineGroup Alabama 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.

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Spine Group Alabama specializes in the treatment of back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, and all types of ligament strain related to the neck and low back. Spine Group Alabama is referred  back and neck pain patients from across Alabama, including Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Hunstville and Montgomery.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm