Patient Education

Anatomy

Understanding your condition, treatment, recovery and after-care is critical for you to achieve the maximum results. The Patient Education section is broken into the sections below. Please read thoroughly, and ask Dr. Holliday and staff if you have any questions about your condition and treatment. Learn More...

Understanding Pain and Tests

Understanding types of pain is essential to determining your condition. There are also many tests and exams that can help with the diagnosis. Learn More...

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of your condition helps us determine the proper course of treatment. Once you have been diagnosed, use this section to better understand your condition... Learn More...

Treatment

Many treatment options may be available to you based on your condition. This section helps you understand the treatments that may be recommended for you... Learn More...

Exercise

Exercise plays an important role in your condition's treatment. Pre- and post-operative exercises may be recommended to you... Learn More...

The Importance Of Patient Education


"It's extremely important to be an educated medical consumer. I spend a lot of time showing the patient their x-rays, I show the patient their myelogram, CAT scans, MRI, and explain films to show their pre-op condition or how they are progressing post-op. I use anatomical models, diagrams to explain the anatomy of their pathology. I use models, pamphlets, diagrams to show the type of surgery we're proposing. I speak in layman's terms so they understand what the problem is, what we're proposing to do about it, and how the post-op course will go."

- Dr. Peter O. Holliday, III