Dr. Hall, surgeon, author, and international back expert, brings specific areas of expertise to enhance Pure HealthyBack’s advanced protocols.
Orlando, FL and New Orleans, LA — (February 18, 2012) Dr. Hamilton Hall, one of the world’s foremost orthopedic spine surgeons, has joined with Pure Healthy Back (PHB), Inc. of Orlando, FL to bring PHB’s non-surgical solution to more back and neck pain sufferers.
“We are delighted to be working with Dr. Hall,” said Jim Evanger, PHB president. “He shares our belief that a majority of chronic back and neck pain can be relieved through the Pure Healthy Back program’s evidence-based protocols. Further, we are excited to incorporate his work on patterns of pain into our proven treatment regime.”
Dr. Hall, author of A Consultation With the Back Doctor and three other best-selling books about how individuals can take care of their backs and necks, says that most back pain isn’t managed very well—that the solution for most people isn’t surgery.
“Over 90 percent of back pain is caused by nothing more sinister than minor mechanical malfunctions. Although the pain can be intense and the problem can recur, the problem itself is usually just the result of natural wear and tear,” said Dr. Hall.
“In spite of the fact that medicine has tried to deal with sore backs for more than 100 years, back pain is the most common reason for lost work time and costs the economy tens of billions of dollars,” he said. “What we have attempted to do in the past and the way we’ve attempted to do it hasn’t worked. Everyone talks about solving back pain, but the problem isn’t going away; in fact it’s getting worse. There needs to be a re-think of this whole thing. That’s what I see in Pure HealthyBack—a simple, efficient non-surgical, patient-focused approach to back pain that works.”
The PHB approach is based on scientifically proven protocols and PHB’s unique proprietary strengthening technology, which has been scientifically proven and reported in more than seventy-five peer-reviewed medical journal articles. The PHB program significantly decreases chronic spine-related pain issues and reduces the need for ongoing spinal care.
The program emphasizes elimination of pain and restoration of function. It is the first initiative of its kind to combine objective measurement, data-driven protocols, individualized programs, and predictable, sustainable outcomes.
“PHB looks at chronic back pain in a slightly different way,” says Dr. Hall. “The solution to back pain is mechanical. We combine that message with a program designed to change patient behavior. We do that in a way that is sensible, fun, and develops a feeling of accomplishment. This increases compliance with the protocols that help people free themselves from back pain and get back to life.”
Pure HealthyBack operates an expanding network of clinics led by medical doctors which provide a proven comprehensive treatment regime. Recently the company announced strategic partnerships with Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, LA, and with Dynamic Rehabilitation of Detroit, MI, one of the largest spinal rehabilitation practices of its kind.
“We are helping to significantly reduce back and neck pain,” Mr. Evanger said. “This means that patients are able to resume their normal personal and work-related activities. Healthcare providers and accountable care organizations can achieve measurable and improved patient outcomes; employers and health plans have the opportunity to reduce cost.”
Pure HealthyBack is actively seeking new potential clinic partners nationwide—integrated medical systems, accountable care organizations (ACOs), third party administrators for self-funded plans, and large physician practices—where the PHB program can provide another dimension to these organizations’ current offerings.
Pure Healthy Back, Inc. (PHB) is the leading provider of turn-key, non-surgical, evidence-based, physician-driven treatment for chronic back and neck pain in the United States. Our direct customers are health plans, accountable care organizations, and employers and labor groups that self-fund health care or self-insure injury and disability.The clinical efficacy of Pure Healthy Back’s proprietary, patented, FDA-registered medical lumbar and cervical strengthening technology and treatment protocols has been validated by more than twenty years of medical research. The PHB program has documented success in improving spinal function and significantly reducing symptoms in patients who have tried and failed other spine treatment solutions. http://www.purehealthyback.com
Dr. Hamilton Hall is one of the world’s foremost orthopedic back surgeons and the author of the Back Doctor series of bestselling books. He is founder and Medical Director of the Canadian Back Institute (now CBI Health Group), the largest rehabilitation company in Canada. Dr. Hall is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and is on the active staff of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto. He is a co-founder of the Canadian Spine Society and currently serves as its Executive Director. Dr. Hall lives near Owen Sound, Ontario.